Dulux Brave Ground is an earthy, versatile neutral – a colour that we’re seeing a huge resurgence of throughout interiors.
The beauty of a dark taupe shade like Dulux Brave Ground is that it brings both a warm, yet defining colour to a space.
Whether you’re looking to introduce an accent colour or use it throughout a room, it teams beautifully with tonal, neutral combinations and beyond.
So, if you’re looking to incorporate Dulux Brave Ground into your new interior project, keep reading as I talk about the best colours for this taupe shade, and how to incorporate it seamlessly into your interior.
What Colour Is Dulux Brave Ground?
Dulux Brave Ground is a warm, earthy, and versatile neutral colour that has been described as a taupe shade with underlying hints of brown and peach. It’s a calming and grounding colour that can work well in a variety of spaces, from living rooms and bedrooms to kitchens and bathrooms.
The exact shade of Dulux Brave Ground may vary slightly depending on the lighting conditions and surrounding colours in the room, but it is generally a muted, natural-looking hue that complements a range of decor styles. That’s why you should always purchase a tester pot before committing to see how it looks and feels in your home during different times of the day.
What Colours Go With Dulux Brave Ground?
When pairing colours you should always look at the undertones of the paint to see what colours will tonally work best together.
Brave Ground has undertones of brown, and surprisingly peach which helps to bring the warmth out in this shade. Dulux recommend pairing with Sulphur Springs 2 and Peach Posset.
If you’re looking to bring similar colours in throughout the room, focus on textiles such as cushions, throw, curtains and decor accessories.
Brave Ground is an earthy neutral so it pairs perfectly with corresponding neutrals. Combine with Dulux Nutty Crunch, a really soft beige/brown, or add a defining shade to ground the room such as Cacao Nibs.
All neutrals combine seamlessly together, when working in other neutrals such as cream, beige and brown, layer with colour. Use differing shades of brown and creams to create visual interest and texture in the space.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Dulux always like to suggest a few wild card, bold statement making combinations for their paints. I personally love this soft introduction to pairing with blue tones for a coastal, laid back feel.
Mystic Mauve 5 is a perfectly soft, baby blue, use as an accent colour on the walls, or through cushions, throws and layered accessories. For a bit more drama and definition in the room, Cobalt Entrance, a navy, cobalt blue is a great choice, and not as overpowering as using black as an accent colour to ground the room.
Brave Ground & Black
If you’re looking to create a modern interior, using a black accent is a seamless way to add some definition in the space. You’ll just want to use black in a few well placed areas to avoid it overpowering the room.
Focus on subtle black accents such as chair legs, side tables and interior hardware fittings such as sockets and switches, door handles and photo frames.
Brave Ground & Sage Green
Earthy neutrals are some of the most perfect colour combinations for Dulux Brave Ground, and sage green is one of those. Brave Ground brings a little bit of definition to the space whilst sage green introduces a restorative and relaxing balance.
A perfect colour combination for bedrooms, living spaces and home offices.
Brave Ground & White
Using a stark white in contrast to Brave Ground can create an illusion of more space, and a brighter feel if used correctly.
Use bright white on a ceiling, creating a clean, crisp contrast against the grounding nature of Brave Ground, whilst drawing the eye up to the ceiling as you enter the room, giving the illusion of higher ceilings.
Brave Ground & Cream
For a neutral colour scheme, perhaps you’ve already opted for another brown in your colour scheme. Another complementary colour that’s great is cream. This no nonsense shade will lift the colours and keep things feeling stylish, and casual in the space.
Cream could be used on walls if you just have one Brave Ground feature wall, on textiles such as rugs, curtains, cushions or throws. It’s so easy to bring this colour into the mix in an affordable way.