What Colours Go With Dulux Rock Salt?

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Looking for the perfect off-white shade from Dulux that’s neutral and versatile? If you like something with grey undertones, Rock Salt could be the perfect choice.

For a well balanced neutral that pairs with a range of colours, Rock Salt Dulux is one of the more popular white colours in their extensive range, and it shows.

Let’s take a closer look at Dulux Rock Salt and what colours go well with this versatile shade.

Is Dulux Rock Salt White or Grey?

Dulux Rock Salt is classed as an off-white colour, with grey undertones. Tonally, this shade has blue undertones which gives it that cool, grey hue.

This laidback colour will deliver an ultra relaxed and stylish finish, a versatile neutral that makes a great foundational colour in a living room, hallway or kitchen.

Always get a tester pot of the paint before committing, paint a swatch in the chosen room and look at the colour during different times of the day to see how the colour fits into the room, and works with your decor scheme.

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What is The Difference Between Dulux Rock Salt and White Mist? Dulux Rock Salt Vs White Mist

The main difference in the two popular Dulux shades is that Dulux Rock Salt is a pale grey colour, and White Mist is a soft white colour.

It’s personal preference whether you like grey undertones, if you are looking for a fresher colour, White Mist is a better choice as it’s a great base colour that pairs well with both neutral and bold colours.

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What Colours Go With Dulux Rock Salt?

Tonal Combinations

Dulux Rock Salt has hints of blue undertones which brings that cooler edge to this shade. Blissful Blue is a beautiful, pared back blue shade, or pair with a more defining shade such as Lost Lake.

Introducing a darker shade like Lost Lake is great for grounding the room, think of adding it to skirting boards, architraves and doors. Alternatively bring it into the space with decor accessories, cushions and throws.

A tonal colour combination like this is perfect for a coastal inspired decor scheme.

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Neutral Combinations

Perhaps you want to keep things neutral in your colour scheme. With a pale grey like Dulux Rock Salt, pair with the likes of  Feather Flock by Dulux, a slightly warmer pale grey, and lift things with Denim Drift.

This darker grey shade works well as a defining accent in a room if black feels a little too harsh for the colour scheme.

This trio of colours work well together but it can result in a cold colour scheme.

Do try to incorporate other colours to keep it feeling light and airy, even if that’s just a warm cream shade, a pop of green or bright white on the ceiling.

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Designer’s Choice Combinations

Dulux Rock Salt can feel a little bit cool in an interior without introducing the right colours, and these shades with yellow and orange undertones are perfect for bringing some warmth into an interior. 

This colour combination is great if you’re looking to use it in an East or West facing space as it will balance the coldness that can be associated with the times of the day that the rooms are darker.

Honey Mustard brings a masculine feel to an interior, whilst Apricot Cream is a more understated, peachy coloured shade.

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Rock Salt & Black

Black and grey is a timeless pairing of colours. For a modern interior, black is a defining accent colour that will ground the room.

Introduce it with small accents such as with interior hardware details like cup handles, interior doors, sockets & switches and chair legs.

Perhaps for a moodier aesthetic you might want to bring black in as the dominant colour, with Rock Salt used as a complementary colour.

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Rock Salt & Green

Introducing Earthy Green into the equation with grey will ground the room and provides a soft, thoughtful touch to an interior. It’s perfect for a neutral colour scheme.

Introduce it in subtle details such as curtains, cushions and throws. Think about texture and pattern too, this is a great way to add depth and character to a space.

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Rock Salt & Blush Pink

Blush pink is one of my favourite complementary colours to a pale grey like Rock Salt. It adds a feminine touch, and you only need to use it on a few well placed items to benefit from its warmth.

Introduce it with paint by zoning a space or adding a feature wall, or by introducing decor accessories, cushions, throws, curtains and even rugs.

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Rock Salt & White

To stop Rock Salt feeling cold in the space, a standard bright white shade is perfect for lifting the room.

Use it on the ceiling or above a picture rail to help elevate the room, your eye will instantly be drawn up to the stark contrast as you enter the room, giving the illusion of higher ceilings.

Grey and white alone can be considered a pretty bland colour scheme in a home, so do introduce other colours to break up the monotony of the shades.

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Rock Salt & Cream

If white feels a little bit too clinical, introducing a cream shade will add warmth and depth to the room.

Use it in a similar way to white, or bring it in with beautiful decor accessories and throws with materials such as boucle, wool and calico fabric to add gorgeous texture to the room.

Pair with a gorgeous beige such as Egyptian Cotton which is used on the half wall panelling here, the cooler hues of rock salt above it help to draw the eye up, giving the illusion of a bigger room.

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Rock Salt & Terracotta

Terracotta is the colour of the moment, and this rusty orange shade will create strong visual interest against this pale grey shade.

Take a look at my post on grey and terracotta living room ideas to see how well these two colours pair together in a setting.

Rock Salt & Navy Blue

If you want to create a striking contrast in your interior that brings a bit more definition with it, navy blue is a great choice.

It’s a timeless pairing with a grey such as rock salt and it creates a grounding look in the space, you may choose to position this colour on just one feature wall in the room, or use a dado rail for perfect separation of the colour.

It works beautifully with green accents for a striking contrast and black accents which bring a touch of modernity to a rock salt colour scheme.

Use a colour such as Sapphire Salute to create a similar look to the room shown below.

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Rock Salt & Grey

Now, if you really want to lean into the cooler hues, grey is a great pairing because of the grey undertones that form Rock Salt.

Try to avoid very light shades of grey as it will make the space feel boring and drab. Instead opt for a darker, more defining shade such as charcoal grey. It will add definition to the overall colour scheme and bring a touch of modernity with it.

This will make a room colour scheme feel cold, so do introduce a third pop of colour as an accent on a few well placed items to create a more well rounded scheme.

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In summary, here are some of the best colours that go well with Rock Salt;

  • Bright White
  • Black
  • Charcoal Grey
  • Navy Blue
  • Terracotta
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Mustard Yellow

Dulux Rock Salt is one of the most popular off-white shades from Dulux, due to its slight grey undertone, it’s a perfect colour for sunny South facing rooms and both East and West facing rooms.

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It’s important to introduce other colours into the mix to avoid the space feeling cold. Have any questions about using it in your space? Please leave us a comment below and we’ll come straight back.

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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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