The Best Dulux Colours For North Facing Rooms

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North facing rooms can be notoriously tricky to tackle, but these Dulux colours for North facing rooms are some of the best shades to counteract that cold light, and bring some warmth into the equation.

When decorating, it is really important to understand what way the room faces before picking a paint colour as it can really alter the overall look and feel of the colour from how it appears in a South facing room to what it does in a North facing room.

So, North facing room at the ready, be it a living room, bedroom or beyond, let’s explore some of the best Dulux colours for North facing rooms to ensure it delivers a warm and inviting feel.

What Colours Are Best For A North Facing Room?

North facing rooms are often dark, and the natural light that does come in is cold light so we want to try and combat the cold and warm up it with the right type of colours.

When choosing whites, look for paints with yellow based, creamy and beige neutrals to counteract the natural blue light that is making the room feel cold.

Soft pastels like pinks, greens and yellows can also help to bring a pop of colour and warmth to the space.

Always avoid using a bright white on the walls as it will make the room feel flat, since there’s not enough light to bounce off it to begin with.

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The Best Dulux Colours For North Facing Rooms

For easy reference we have linked to all of our selected Dulux testers on our Amazon storefront, so you can compare and pick the perfect shade for your interior.

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Dulux White Paints For North Facing Rooms

Before I delve into some of the best off-whites from Dulux, here is a photo of all the yellow based whites at a glance so you can really get a grasp of how yellow they appear.

As always, I would still recommend purchasing tester pots first so you can see how they look in your space.

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Jasmine White Dulux

Jasmine White Dulux is considered a warm white, neutral shade. It has undertones of yellow which can make it a great choice for a cool, North facing room. Yellow undertones counteract the natural blue light that makes a room feel cold.

It’s a warm off-white that pairs really well with other yellow shades and earthy, neutral combinations such as earthy greens, browns and beiges.

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Dulux Orchid White

Dulux Orchid White is a beige, yellow off-white shade that has yellow undertones.

This distinctive shade is perfect for a cold North facing room with minimal light as the creamy yellow based shade will counteract the natural blue light that is making the room feel cold.

Pair with a bold accent for some warmth, or keep things calm and well balanced with a soft shade such as sage green.

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Natural Hessian

Natural Hessian is a warm neutral that could be classed as a beige, it has brown and caramel undertones and is a warmer shade than the very popular Egyptian Cotton by Dulux. 

Beige neutral shades are a great choice in cold North facing rooms. This shade has warm orange, yellow undertones so tonally pairing with like shades will really reinvigorate a North facing room.

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Almond White

Dulux Almond White is described as a creamy, off white colour. This versatile shade has warm, orange undertones which makes it a perfect neutral that works with a multitude of colours.

The colour can look completely different in different lights, it can look like a cream, beige and even peachy pink in certain lights. Yet it’s perfect for counteracting the effects of a cold, North facing room.

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Ivory Lace

Dulux Ivory Lace is a warm white, with yellow undertones it can look like it has a gold sheen to it in some lights. This warm neutral shade means it’s perfect for use in all rooms in the home, and it’s much more forgiving than a standard bright white shade in a North facing room.

The natural undertones to Ivory Lace are yellows which means natural tonal fits are other yellow shades. 

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Natural Calico

Natural Calico is a beautifully versatile, warm cream shade that has subtle yellow undertones. This tranquil shade is a perfect choice for any neutral room. Pair with neutral, or more daring shades for an eclectic look.

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Summer Linen

Dulux Summer Linen is a versatile, warm cream shade which has yellow undertones to it. A modern finish that can look cream, and yellow, depending on the light in the room.

This shade is a great choice for cool rooms, or those with no natural light as the yellow helps to counteract the darkness by warming up the room.

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Timeless

Dulux Timeless is a warm, creamy white shade that is a versatile, and dynamic white for every room in a home. It has yellow undertones which make it an ideal colour for North facing rooms as the yellow helps to counteract the coldness of blue light.

It’s also a much more forgiving white colour than a standard Dulux Bright White shade which will pick up every blemish, fingerprint and scratch.

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Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian Cotton from Dulux is described as a warm neutral and is an incredibly versatile colour to work with. Its warm undertones makes it a perfect neutral that works with a multitude of colours. The colour can look completely different in different lights, it has been classed as a greige, sage green, mushroom and beige colour.

Egyptian Cotton is one of the most popular off-white/beige shades in the Dulux range because it is so highly versatile in an interior.

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Other Dulux Paints For North Facing Rooms

Jurassic Stone

Opting for soft or pastel shades with yellow undertones will keep you on the right path when choosing colours for your North facing room. Jurassic Stone is personally one of my favourite Dulux colours for North facing rooms.

A cross between sage green and olive green, this well balanced shade is a perfect way to bring the outside world in, and a restorative colour for North facing bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens.

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Apple White

Dulux Apple White is considered a warm colour, it has green undertones for an off-white colour which has definite green tones to it, depending on what light you look at the colour in. This versatile neutral shade works with a range of neutral, and bold colours.

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Blush Pink

Pink undertones and soft tones of pink are also among some of the best Dulux colours for North facing rooms.

Dulux Blush Pink has red and orange undertones, this makes it a warm, dusty pink shade that is a soft, subtle way to introduce pink to an interior. This is a versatile neutral shade that could be paired with other neutral colours, or with bolder pops of pink, red or orange to make a true statement in a room.

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Malt Chocolate

Dulux Malt Chocolate is a warm neutral, it can look like a pastel brown or mushroom shade in different lights.

Tonally, Malt Chocolate surprisingly has orange undertones, this is what gives this shade such a quick, and a perfect colour choice for a cold, North facing room.

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Soft Stone

Dulux Soft Stone is a versatile, warm neutral which has orange, beige undertones to it. In some lights this shade can look like a pink or beige colour. A beautiful colour for a hallway, living room or bedroom.

It brings warmth and depth to a space, and the neutrality of the shade means that there are many complementary colours that work incredibly well together.

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Willow Tree

A beautifully sensual and serene colour that creates the perfect foundations for a natural, bohemian or even modern interior style.

Willow tree is a beautifully soft pastel green which could also be classed as sage green. This serene colour will bring a sense of calm to any room. Willow Tree is one of my favourite sage green Dulux colours for North facing rooms, but there are others with varying hues in their collection to choose from.

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Once you know the undertones and the types of colours to look for to use in a North facing room, it’s easy to get it right each and every time, bringing warmth and a touch of colour to what is ordinarily a dark room.

Which Dulux colours for North facing rooms are your favourite? Save this down for later!

If you’re in the process of decorating your other rooms, pay close attention to their orientation as light changes can make a huge difference on how you perceived the colours in the space, check out my posts on how to choose the best colours for an East facing room and the best paint colours for a West facing room so you can make a more educated decision on the best paint colours for your space.

If you have any other questions about Dulux colours for North facing rooms that I have not covered, please leave me a comment below!

If you’re looking for inspiration from other paints brands, I also have a list on the best Farrow and Ball North facing colours and the same for Little Greene.

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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.

3 thoughts on “The Best Dulux Colours For North Facing Rooms”

  1. Not one of these whites, not blue, not green, and deffineately not coffee, not in my one room tini house. The kitchen is a gally on the side and it is brillent two pack, these suggestions would make the rest of the room look like mud. I’m needing a warm WHITE not a beige. The room is actually a south facing room with big windows BUT it is steeped in shadow for mostly all day. That’s why I said north, because you described the light more accurately than the
    other… Thanks anyway

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  2. This is very handy information. Natural hessian is the colour I chose and it definitely counteracts the blue from the north facing light , it throws a lovely light warm soft beige onto the walls yet it’s not dull at all. Thanks for the tips

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