What Colours Go With Dulux White Mist?

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Looking for that perfect base colour that’s not clinical white? Dulux White Mist could be the colour 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.

If you’re considering adding this off white shade to your interior, keep on reading to see what other colours go well with Dulux White Mist, and how it compares to other Dulux white shades on the market.

Is Dulux White Mist Cool or Warm?

Dulux White Mist is considered a cool shade. This crisp and clean shade of white can be used to create a modern, sophisticated look in any room. It works well with other cool toned colours such as blues, greens and greys, but works equally as well with bold, warmer shades.

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What Is The Difference Between White Mist and White Cotton Dulux?

White Mist and White Cotton are both popular shades of white offered by Dulux. The difference between the two is primarily in their undertones. White Mist is a cool tone with a crisp and clean feel, whereas White Cotton has a warm, creamy undertone.

What Colours Go With Dulux White Mist?

Tonal Combinations

When choosing complementary colours to go with Dulux White Mist, the best place to start is looking at the tonal combinations.

The natural undertones to White Mist are orange and yellows which means natural tonal fits are other orange shades. Both Buttermilk and Citrus Zing by Dulux are great complementary colours.

Using orangey shades will help to bring some warmth to this otherwise cool shade, introduce bold, confident pops of colour like this as an accent with cushions, throws, artwork and decor accessories.

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Neutral Combinations

As a cool white with hints of grey, it naturally goes well with other neutral combinations. Think greiges, greys, browns and earthy green colours.

Dulux suggest pairing Dulux White Mist with Pebble Shore and Calming Meadow. 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.

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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 Pretty Pink and Heather Climb in conjunction with White Mist. Heather Climb will add a nice defining accent, whilst Pretty Pink delivers a soft and warm flourish to a space.

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Dulux White Mist & 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 White Mist, 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 White Mist & Brown

If we’re looking at neutral combinations, a mid-dark brown is a natural pairing to Dulux White Mist. 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 White Mist & 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 White Mist 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 White Mist & Sage Green

Sage green is one of the hottest colour trends in interiors, and it pairs beautifully with an off white like White Mist. 

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.

What Is The Most Popular Dulux White Colour?

Dulux offers an extensive range of white and off-white colours, but one of the most popular shades is “Natural White”. This shade is a warm, neutral white that creates a cosy and inviting atmosphere in any room.

However, “Dulux Egyptian Cotton” attracts the most volume of online searches with 18,100 searches for this paint shade alone, each month.

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02/19/2024 12:03 am GMT
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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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