If you’re looking for a cool neutral that’s versatile and workable with many colours, Dulux Goose Down is a perfect choice. In fact, it’s one of their most popular colours for walls and ceilings.
This versatile neutral works with a whole host of colours that can make it compatible with Scandic, Modern and Coastal style interiors, to name just a few.
Let’s explore Dulux Goose Down a little bit further, and take a look at what complementary colours go really well with this neutral shade.
Is Dulux Goose Down Grey or Blue?
Dulux Goose Down is considered a cool neutral, light grey. However, it does have blue undertones which can make it appear as both grey, and pale blue in certain lights.
For this reason, ALWAYS buy a tester shade before committing. Try a patch in the room of your choice and look at it at different times during the day, this will demonstrate what it looks like in a real setting with both natural, and artificial light.
What Colours Go With Dulux Goose Down?
It’s always best to start looking tonally at what colours naturally pair with a shade. This helps you to achieve a relaxed, cohesive interior that works in harmony together.
Dulux Goose Down has cool, blue undertones. Pair with Ocean Ripple or Marine Splash for a bolder pop of colour from Dulux. This colour combination would be well suited to a coastal inspired interiors. Introduce these blues with the paint colour, decor accessories, throws and cushions.
This type of colour scheme is so easy to work with too for a coastal affair, introduce rattan accessories and woven throws for an ultra stylish, yet relaxed look.
Neutrals still remain a very dominant colour palette in interiors, they’re easy to dress up and offer a casual flair that looks minimal and elegant. Dulux Goose Down is a perfect match for Cornflower White or Dove Slate.
When you do combine neutrals like this you always need a slightly darker shade that will provide definition in the room such as Dove Slate. Without a defining colour the room will lack a grounding aspect which a decor scheme should centre on.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Moving away from neutrals can feel daunting if you’re not used to bolder colours, but in choosing a couple of daring shades you can suddenly add much more warmth to a room, and develop a focal point.
Dulux suggests pairing with the likes of Tuscan Terracotta, a beautiful warm orange/brown shade and Sorbet which is a dusky pink shade. You could choose to layer these colours with a few well placed items if you’re not feeling brave enough for a feature wall.
Goose Down & Black
Not only is a black accent a defining characteristic in modern design, as I previously touched on, when you do use a series of neutral colours in your interior scheme, you still need a defining colour to pull the room together.
Be it black or something slightly more muted like a charcoal grey, you only need to use it sparingly for best results. This can include black feet on chairs, wooden knobs, sockets & switches and accents on frames, to name just a few ideas.
Goose Down & White
White is a classic colour that will work seamlessly with most colours, and it looks great with a cool neutral like Goose Down as it can help to lift an interior.
There are 100s of different shades of white on the market. Bright white is great for providing a clean contrast on skirtings or ceilings, but if you want to bring a little bit more warmth in with it, a colour such as Cornflower White and Jasmine White are great white choices from Dulux.
Goose Down & Earthy Green
Earthy Green is one of my favourite tonal representations of green, it’s neutral, it can bring warmth, and when brought together with other neutral shades it creates a beautifully styled interior.
Combining a mixture of grey and earthy green in your interior will create warm and inviting textures. Introduce it with throws, cushions and decor accessories.
Where To Buy Goose Down Paint
Goose Down paint is one of the most popular shades by Dulux, and can be picked up in-store in places such as B&Q but it can conveniently be bought online on the following links;
Dulux Goose Down is a highly versatile cool neutral that can work well in both neutral, and bolder colour schemes.
I love the versatility of how you can dress this colour up and layer it with furnishings and decor accessories to exude warmth.
Be it coastal inspired, boho or a modern interior, Goose Down is a popular choice that looks great on walls and ceilings, highly complementary with a range of other colours.
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