What Colours Go With Dulux Urban Obsession?

Thinking about using Dulux Urban Obsession in your next renovation? Coming in as one of Dulux’s true grey colours, this mid-dark shade of grey is perfect for an interior scheme.

If you want something a little bit more defining that brings depth and character to a space then this is great choice. It’s a versatile neutral that pairs beautifully with both neutral, and statement shades.

Ready to start decorating with this popular Dulux shade? Here’s everything you need to know about Dulux Urban Obsession and what colours go well with it in an interior.

What Colour Is Dulux Urban Obsession?

Dulux Urban Obsession is a deep, dark grey shade with a cool blue undertone. It can also be described as a dark slate grey or charcoal grey color. The specific shade of Urban Obsession may vary slightly depending on the lighting conditions in the room and the finish of the paint (e.g. matte, satin, gloss).

For this reason, always get a tester pot first so you can paint a swatch of it in your chosen room, allowing you to see how the colour looks and feels during different parts of the day.

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What Colours Go With Dulux Urban Obsession?

Tonal Combinations

Dulux Urban Obsession has a cool blue undertone which brings a cooler edge to this shade. Cotton Breeze is a beautiful, light, baby blue shade, or pair with a more defining shade such as Lavender Quartz.

Introducing a darker shade like Lavender Quartz is great for grounding the room, but it also brings a welcome touch of warmth. Think of adding it to skirting boards, architraves and doors. Alternatively bring it into the space with decor accessories, cushions and throws. 

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Neutral Combinations

Perhaps you want to keep things neutral in your colour scheme. With a mid-dark grey like Dulux Urban Obsession, pair with the likes of  Sloe Flower by Dulux, a light greige shade, and lift things with Violet Storm. This paler shade with purple undertones 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

Urban Obsession 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. 

Coastal Glow brings an understated, soft pastel into an interior, whilst Butter Biscuit is a bolder, more defining shade that’s sure to bring a pop of sunshine to the space.

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Dulux Urban Obsession and 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, sockets & switches and chair legs.

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

Dulux Urban Obsession and 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.

Dulux Urban Obsession and Blush Pink

Blush pink is one of my favourite complementary colours to a mid-dark grey like Urban Obsession. 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 decor accessories, cushions, throws, curtains and even rugs.

Dulux Urban Obsession and White

To stop Urban Obsession 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.

Dulux Urban Obsession and 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.

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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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