Looking for that perfect lilac shade for your interior? Dulux Dusted Fondant may just be the perfect shade. With lilac becoming one of the most on-trend interior shades, there’s a lot to love about this paint colour…
Lilac is becoming the new ‘pink’, maybe. It brings a restorative and calming feel to an interior and it’s perfect for combining with neutrals and other statement shades such as yellow.
If you’re ready to incorporate lilac into your interiors, join me as I share the best colours to pair with Dulux Dusted Fondant and why lilac may just be the best choice you make in your interior this year.
What Colour Is Dulux Dusted Fondant?
Dulux Dusted Fondant belongs to the pink family, it’s a soft and warm neutral shade with pink undertones that can be described as a mid lilac shade. This lovable shade pairs well with neutral and bold colours for a warm, inviting feel.
The colour can look different in different lights, so always buy a tester pot first and paint a swatch in your chosen room to see how the colour looks at different times during the day.
What Colours Go With Dulux Dusted Fondant?
Pairing paint colours with tonal combinations is one of the best ways to achieve a cohesive colour scheme in your home.
Dusted Fondant has pink undertones so tonally it works well with other shades of pink. Dulux recommend pairing with Sweet Pink or Berry Smoothie which is a more mature, understated shade of pink.
Pairing bold shades of pink like this with Dusted Fondant work well, but use them sparingly and in a few well placed areas such as cushions, throws and decor accessories.
Dusted Fondant is a pared back lilac shade, so it naturally works well with other neutral shades. Birch Root is a more defining, deep mauve shade that would be a great addition on doors, architraves and skirtings, this will help to give definition in the room.
Pair with a more muted shade such as Faded Damson to create beautiful layering in the space, combining a few different shades of purple like this will help to create depth and texture in the space.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Dulux always throw in a couple of wild card colour suggestions to pair with their paint colours. Due to the neutrality of Dusted Fondant, it actually does work well with bold, stand out colours.
Bring a touch of luminosity with Luscious Lime or create a colour combo of the year with Wild Primrose, a mature, pared back shade of yellow. Lilac and yellow is such a winning combo in a space, just remember to choose one as the more dominant colour in the space to avoid them fighting for attention.
Dulux Dusted Fondant & Black
If you’re creating a modern looking interior decor scheme, incorporating black is a perfect choice. A black accent is a defining characteristic of modern design, and it provides a defining and grounding accent against Dusted Fondant.
Black should be used sparingly with interior hardware details such as door handles, small pieces of furniture like console tables or side tables, and as an accent on decor accessories such as prints.
Dulux Dusted Fondant & White
An off-white is a great pairing for Dusted Fondant, especially a Dulux shade such as Cornflower White. However, if you want to really lift things and provide a stark contrast, bright white is a great choice.
If you’re using Dusted Fondant on the walls, lift the room by painting the ceiling and skirtings with a bright white paint. The contrast from the walls to the ceiling will draw the eye up as you enter the room, helping the room to feel larger than it actually is.
Dulux Dusted Fondant & Cream
Cream shades bring a much warmer aesthetic to a space than bright white, and it’s a much more forgiving colour against imperfections and scratches.
This warm neutral is a beautiful pairing for Dusted Fondant, incorporate it by layering different textures too, think boucle, wool and calico to name a few.
Dulux Dusted Fondant & Grey
The cool tones of grey complement the undertones of Dusted Fondant. It creates a calming and sophisticated combination in a bedroom, living room or even a kitchen.
Introduce grey as an accent colour on furniture and textures such as cushions, throws or curtains.
Dulux Dusted Fondant & Yellow
Lilac and yellow are the new pink and grey combo.
This sweet colour combination is not just for the older generation, it can look exceptional in an interior design scheme with the right styling.
Make careful considerations about how you introduce yellow, we’re not talking about luminous yellow but a pared back, pastel shade that brings a touch of softness to a room.
Introduce yellow into a room scheme with cushions, throws and on decor accessories such as prints. I am loving gingham yellow cushions right now, and it’s a soft, and fun way to appreciate this colour combo. Point in fact…