What Colours Go With Mellow Mocha?

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Thinking of using Mellow Mocha in your interiors?

This warm neutral shade is just perfect for most rooms in the home. Introducing warmth, whilst acting as a neutral shade that’s complementary with so many other shades.

I personally hate using bright white in an interior because the constant repainting and touching up becomes wholly tiresome. A neutral, or a colour with a little bit more warmth is so much easier to maintain, and it can completely lift an interior without being overbearing.

In this article, we delve into Mellow Mocha by Dulux, Mellow Mocha living room ideas and what other colours go well with this dusty pink shade.

Is Mellow Mocha A Warm Colour?

Mellow Mocha is considered a warm neutral shade, it has undertones of red and orange which can make this shade appear dusty pink, but it can even look lilac and brown in certain lights This neutral looks beautiful which a range of complementary colours, from defining colours like black through to neutral pairings such as grey.

Mellow Mocha is a perfect colour for living rooms, hallways and bedrooms. It’s also a really popular shade for bathrooms, children’s bedrooms and nurseries.

Always grab a tester pot and paint a patch in the chosen room before committing as it can look different in different lights, and homes.

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What Colours Go With Mellow Mocha?

Tonal Combinations

Mellow Mocha has an interesting mix of undertones, so tonally Dulux have paired it with Volcanic Red and Tuscan Terracotta.

If you are looking to create a more neutral interior, then Tuscan Terracotta will be much easier to incorporate without it looking like colours are clashing. This shade could be introduced on the walls, in decor accessories such as vases, or with home textiles such as cushions and throws.

Mellow Mocha is a warm neutral, so pairing with other warm shades works really well in an interior.

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Neutral Combinations

Mellow Mocha really can look different in different lights. It can look dusty pink, lilac and even a really pale shade of brown in some lights. It’s all dependent on what colours you pair it with too as the undertones of those will help to bring the relevant colour out in Mellow Mocha.

For a neutral colour scheme, Soft Truffle, a beautiful warm neutral and Hazelnut Truffle have been suggested colours by Dulux.

In every colour scheme you do need a defining shade, so something like Hazelnut Truffle is a great alternative to black as it isn’t as oppressive.

Use this as an accent colour only, this could include being used on doors, architraves, skirting boards and on subtle decor accessories.

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Designer’s Choice Combinations

Whilst it’s great to pair colours that tonally work well together, don’t let it stop you experimenting with bolder colours, especially if you want to create a statement room, or you’re trying to create a maximalist home decor scheme.

For coastal, nautical influence, pair with Marine Splash. This is such a beautiful aquamarine shade and would look great as a focal wall, in wall art or used on decor accessories.

For a more defining shade, Highland Green pairs really well with Mellow Mocha, again introduce with decor accessories such as cushions or throws to keep things light, and casual.

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Mellow Mocha & Black

Every colour scheme should have a defining shade, this helps to ground the room and stops colours from looking like they’re floating, this usually happens when too many like colours have been used in an interior.

Black is a great all rounder, it’s perfect for modern decor design and it only has to be used in subtle doses to give the desired effect. Think chair leg accents, wooden knobs that are painted back and other interior hardware details.

Mellow Mocha & White

Bright white or off-whites can be a difficult choice in busy households as they show every imperfection possible, that’s not to say it should completely be ruled out of use in an interior though.

White can provide a beautiful, crisp contrast against warmer colours which can in turn help to elevate an interior, quite literally.

Adding bright white to a ceiling, or above a picture rail instantly draws the eye up as you enter the room, making the ceilings feel taller than they actually are.

Mellow Mocha & Cream

For a neutral colour scheme, perhaps you’ve already opted for a warm brown such as Soft Truffle. Another complementary colour that’s great is cream. This no nonsense shade will lift the colours and keep things feeling stylish, and casual in the space.

Cream could be used on walls if you just have one Mellow Mocha feature wall, on textiles such as rugs, curtains, cushions or throws. It’s so easy to bring this colour into the mix in an affordable way.

Mellow Mocha Living Room Ideas

Mellow Mocha & Bright White Ceilings

Here is an example of Mellow Mocha being used all in across the walls, the addition of the bright white ceilings helps to elevate the room whilst it provides a beautiful, crisp and clean contrast.

If you’re opting for carpet in a living room, I personally think cream is by far one of the best neutral colours as it does go seamlessly with every colour, whilst things can be a little bit more difficult to match with a grey carpet.

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Image credit: housechic_jb

Half Panelled Wall

Whilst this is a shot from a beautiful nursery, I wanted to demonstrate what could easily be achieved in a living room.

I adore a half panelled wall, and similar to the trick with painting a ceiling in a brighter colour, having one half in mellow mocha and the upper half in a cream, white, or off-white just helps to elevate the room whilst the bottom half provides a really defining aspect of the room.

This is really easy to replicate, whilst it adds so much more visual interest than a plain painted wall does.

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Image credit: _therobertsonhome

Panelled Feature Wall

I also love a panelled feature wall like this, perfect for country, rustic and more traditional living rooms. It adds visual interest to that singular wall, and it breaks up the monotony of using a single colour on all the walls.

I love it!

There are so many other ways that Mellow Mocha can be introduced to a living room. Break up the walls with defining wall art, do a feature wall that combines a couple of complementary colours, or go all in and appreciate the beauty of this warm neutral.

Where To Buy

Dulux Mellow Mocha can be purchased from most B&Q stores and online, it can also be conveniently purchased from the following places online;

Mellow Mocha is one of my favourite neutral shades from Dulux, it’s warm, versatile and pairs beautifully with both neutral, and bold colours.

This colour can be appreciated in all rooms in the home, with an easycare version designed specifically for painting in the bathroom. What do you think of Mellow Mocha by Dulux?

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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