Looking for the perfect warm neutral that’s not clinical or bright white? Dulux Almond White could be the shade you’re looking for.
Whittling it down to one neutral shade in your interior is no easy feat when there is virtually 100’s of different white and off white shades on the market.
From Egyptian Cotton to Ivory Lace, Dulux do have some great contenders. Almond White is perhaps one of my favourites, it carries a beautiful warmth that delivers something more than a bright white shade, and it’s highly complementary with other neutral and bold colours.
If you’re considering adding this off white shade to your interior, keep on reading to see what other colours go well with Dulux Almond White.
What Colour Is Dulux Almond White?
Dulux Almond White is described as a creamy, off white colour. This versatile shade has warm, orange undertones which makes it a perfect neutral that works with a multitude of colours. The colour can look completely different in different lights, it can look like a cream, beige and even peachy pink in certain lights.
The fact is, colours DO look different in different lights. This is due to natural light levels, and the level of CRI (colour rendering index) that the bulbs in your lighting have.
Always get a tester pot of this paint, paint a swatch in your chosen room and look at the shade at different times during the day to get a sense of the shade in your home.
What Colours Go Well With Dulux Almond White?
When choosing complementary colours to go with Dulux Almond White, the best place to start is looking at the tonal combinations.
The natural undertone to Almond White is orange which means natural tonal fits are other orange shades. Both County Cream and Honey Mustard by Dulux are great complementary colours.
Using orangey shades will help to bring the warmth out of Almond White even more, introduce bold, confident pops of colour like this as an accent with cushions, throws, artwork and decor accessories.
As a warm white, it naturally goes well with other neutral combinations. Think greiges, greys, browns and earthy green colours.
Dulux suggest pairing Dulux Almond White with Pebble Shore and Spiced Honey. 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 Gentle Lavender and Purple Pout in conjunction with Almond White, two perfectly purple shades. Purple Pout will add some much needed definition to the space, whilst helping to ground the interiors too.
Dulux Almond White & 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 Almond White, 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 Almond White & Brown
If we’re looking at neutral combinations, a mid-dark brown is a natural pairing to Dulux Almond White. 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 Almond White & 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 Almond White 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.
Dulux Almond White & Sage Green
Sage green is one of the hottest colour trends in interiors, and it pairs beautifully with an off white like Almond White.
Use Sage Green on a feature wall in a room, or use it on architraves and doors for a relaxing, ultra relaxed pop of colour.
Sage green is a calming colour to introduce to a muted colour scheme, use in through cushions and other well placed items such as in artwork and decor accessories for a cohesive feel.
Where To Buy Dulux Almond White
Dulux Almond White can be picked up from your local B&Q stores, but can also conveniently be purchased online from the following places;