Picking that perfect neutral shade for your home is an ever arduous task, with literally hundreds of differing white shades on the market, where do you even start?
Picking a warm white will bring more depth to your interior than a traditional bright white shade, whilst they’re also much more forgiving than a bright white shade which will show ever mark, scratch or imperfection that’s up for grabs.
Looking for the perfect warm white? Dulux Ivory Lace might be the perfect choice, let’s delve into this paint shade and have a look at what colours go well with Dulux Ivory Lace.
What Colour Is Ivory Lace?
Dulux Ivory Lace is a warm white, with yellow undertones it can look like it has a gold sheen to it in some lights. This warm neutral shade means it’s perfect for use in all rooms in the home, and it’s much more forgiving than a standard bright white shade.
What Colours Go With Dulux Ivory Lace?
When choosing complementary colours to go with Dulux Ivory Lace, the best place to start is looking at the tonal combinations.
The natural undertones to Ivory Lace are yellows which means natural tonal fits are other yellow shades. Both Lemon Tropics and Citrus Zing by Dulux are great complementary colours.
A yellow based warm white is a great colour for cold rooms, or those with no natural light as the yellow undertones help to counteract the blue light.
As a warm white, it naturally goes well with other neutral combinations. Think greiges, greys and earthy green colours.
Dulux suggest pairing Ivory Lace with Calming Meadow and Pebble Shore. I just love the combination of these three colours together.
Whilst they could be used as wall colours, on architraves or on doors, think of using them through layering in your interiors too including on furnishings, decor accessories, throws and cushions.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
When pairing the dominant shade in your interior with other colours, it’s always best to start looking at tonal options as it will create a much more cohesive feel in the space, without clashing.
However, there are exceptions to the rule! If you want to make a bold statement, or are creating a maximalist interior then injecting some bolder shades will help you to achieve that.
Dulux recommend Violet Morning and Heather Climb in conjunction with Ivory Lace, two perfectly purple shades. Heather Climb will add some much needed definition to the space, whilst helping to ground the interiors too.
Dulux Ivory Lace & Black
Even a completely minimal colour scheme can benefit from the definition that black brings to an interior. For a modern decor scheme, black is an absolute essential accent colour to introduce.
It pairs beautifully with Dulux Ivory Lace, introduce it in a subtle way that ties the room together. Think sockets & switches, interior hardware details such as cup handles, and side tables.
Dulux Ivory Lace & Brown
If we’re looking at neutral combinations, a mid-dark brown is a natural pairing to Dulux Ivory Lace. Brown and beiges continue to be popular colour schemes in homes, lending a really bohemian and cosy feel to a space.
If you’re looking at brown paint shades, always get a tester pot and test in your home before committing. You can also easily interweave brown throughout with decor accessories, furnishings and textiles.
Dulux Ivory Lace & White
Whilst I feel really strongly against using bright white in an interior, I’m an absolute advocate for its use still, but in small, and the right doses.
Used correctly, bright white can lift certain area of rooms, and also give the illusion of more space. A clever way to trick the eye into thinking ceilings are a lot higher than they are is by painting a ceiling bright white, or painting Ivory Lace on the walls up to a picture rail, and then painting above this with a bright white shade. It draws the eye up as you enter the room, and it provides such a beautifully crisp contrast against the warm neutral.
Ivory Lace & Gold
Ivory Lace is often referred to as gold because of its warm yellow undertones. Because of this, it pairs beautifully with gold decor accents.
Introduce gold through sockets & switches, interior hardware details, decor accessories such as frames, and even in home textiles. It will also bring added warmth and elegance to the space.
Where To Buy Dulux Ivory Lace
Dulux Ivory Lace can be picked up from your local B&Q stores, but can also conveniently be purchased online from the following;
ALWAYS grab a tester pot before committing and paint a patch onto a wall so you can see what the colour looks like at different times throughout the day.