For a warm neutral that’s highly complementary with other shades, Dulux Malt Chocolate is a perfect option, and there’s no wonder it’s such a popular colour for living rooms and beyond.
Light brown and mushroom type shades have seen a resurgence in interiors in recent years, much because of the growing trend of neutral aesthetic interiors.
If Dulux Malt Chocolate is on your radar, join us as we take a look at this colour and explore the complementary colours that work so well with this warm neutral shade.
What Colour Is Dulux Malt Chocolate? And Is Dulux Malt Chocolate A Warm Colour?
Yes, Dulux Malt Chocolate is a warm neutral, it can look like a pastel brown or mushroom shade in different lights. It’s a versatile neutral that goes with a range of other complementary colours from bold pops of colour, to light neutrals.
Dulux Malt Chocolate is a popular shade for living rooms, hallways and bedrooms. Available in different finishes to suit the chosen purpose. Always buy a Dulux Malt Chocolate tester pot first and paint a patch of the wall in your chosen room, this will give you the chance to look at the colour at different times of the day, and in different light sources.
What Colours Go With Dulux Malt Chocolate?
Tonally, Malt Chocolate surprisingly has orange undertones so Dulux recommend pairing with Apricot Crush or Tangerine Twist.
I actually love the boldness of these colours against Malt Chocolate and it lifts this warm neutral even more. They’d look great combined onto a piece of wall art, or introduce the orange tones in subtle doses with cushions, throws and small decor accessories.
Malt Chocolate is a warm neutral so it pairs really well with other colours on the neutral colour spectrum. Almost Oyster is a fairer shade again, whilst Soft Truffle is a slightly darker brown with pink and grey undertones.
I do like this trio of colours as it creates a layered look, but without introducing another colour to the mix everything will look wishy washy with no real definition. You do need to pair a darker shade to define the room, this could be with a shade such as black, charcoal or a darker grey.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Dulux always offer a set of wild card colours to go with their colours and they recommend pairing Peppermint Candy and Teal Facade with Dulux Malt Chocolate.
I actually love the suggestion of adding these cool neutrals to a colour scheme as they are warmed up by Malt Chocolate. These colours are perfect for a coastal or nautical inspired room.
Dulux Malt Chocolate & Black
It’s fine to have a neutrals only interior scheme, but without providing any definition it can look like the room has no purpose, and the colours will appear like they’re all floating.
Adding a darker colour will not only help to define things, but it will ground the room. Black doesn’t have to be used in large proportions, just in small doses which tie things together.
This can include black frames on prints, black accent chair legs, black sockets & switches and co-ordinating interior hardware details.
Dulux Malt Chocolate & White
White provides a perfect pairing for a warm neutral as in contrast it will lift, brighten and even elongate the room if used in the right way.
For example, painting the walls in Dulux Malt Chocolate and then adding a bright white to the ceiling will instantly draw the eye up as you enter the room, this makes the room feel, and look bigger than it actually us.
It’s also a popular choice to add to skirting boards for high contrast, and on architraves and doors.
Dulux Malt Chocolate & Cream
If white feels a little too harsh in contrast, cream is a perfect choice and it’s a much softer, subtle and warm pairing than what white delivers.
You could introduce cream in a number of different ways, from walls and ceiling colours to throws, cushions and other decor accessories.
Dulux Malt Chocolate & Green
In a neutral colour scheme, green is one of my favourite colours to introduce as it adds warmth but definition to the space.
Be it forest green or a sage green, they create a tranquil look, and they pair so well with other colours such as Dulux Malt Chocolate, creams and whites.
Add green as a focal feature wall, or easily introduce with gorgeous textures on cushions, throws and even curtains.
Where To Buy Dulux Malt Chocolate
Dulux Malt Chocolate can be bought from pretty much all B&Q stores, but it can conveniently be bought from the following online stores too;
Dulux Malt Chocolate is the most perfect warm neutral for use in an interior, suitable for living rooms, hallways, bathrooms and beyond in your interiors.
Do pair with other like neutrals, but always bring in a darker colour to add that much needed definition to the room. What do you think of the shade Malt Chocolate?