If you’re in the market for a neutral wall colour that is both warm and inviting, Dulux Magnolia is a great choice, and it’s ideal for North facing rooms too.
The generic colour ‘magnolia’ has received somewhat of a rap in previous years, a firm favourite for landlords who want to quickly freshen up the walls for their next set of tenants.
But when all is said and done, magnolia is actually a really versatile shade that can actually be a great foundation for a variety of colour schemes and styles. It’s how you introduce colour into the equation that makes the difference.
Join us as we explore what colours go well with Dulux Magnolia and how you can use this classic hue to create a beautiful and welcoming space in your home.
What Colours Go With Dulux Magnolia Walls?
Dulux Magnolia is a warm off-white colour with a slight yellow undertone. It’s a popular paint colour for interior walls and woodwork, and it can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in a room. Due to its yellow undertones it’s also a great choice for cold North facing rooms as it helps to counteract the coldness associated with blue light.
Magnolia in general is a hugely popular colour for an interior, being less clinical than a bright white, it’s really versatile and goes with a huge range of colours, here are some of the best colours and schemes to pair with it.
When pairing paint shades and planning the rest of your interior, it’s really important to choose the right colour combinations to create a harmonious and balanced look.
One of the best ways to do this is to pair Dulux Magnolia with tonal shades that complement yellow undertones. This creates a cohesive and inviting colour scheme that feels both timeless and contemporary.
Dulux recommend complementing it with a warm shade such as Honey Mustard, bringing a touch of masculinity to the room, or a more pared back shade such as Trench Coat which has a gorgeously caramel, brown tone to it.
It’s also worth considering pairing Buttermilk with neutral combinations for a relaxed and cohesive feel. By pairing Magnolia with shades like Pale Taupe and Spiced Honey, you can create a natural and calming atmosphere that’s perfect for unwinding after a long day.
These neutrals provide a subtle contrast to Magnolia’s warm tones, creating a sense of depth and balance in the room.
Spiced Honey will add definition and depth to the room, whether you use it on doors, architraves or use a similar colour through furnishings such as on cushions and throws.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
For those who are looking to make a bold statement with their home decor, pairing Dulux Magnolia with the designer’s choice of colours can create a strong visual impact.
Dulux’s designers have recommended pairing Magnolia with shades like Heather Climb and Lavender Quartz, both of which are bold and striking purple shades.
These colour combinations can create a sense of drama and sophistication in the room, while still maintaining the warm and inviting feel of Magnolia, it’s all about layering to really enjoy using a shade such as Magnolia in your interior.
Magnolia & Navy Blue
This rich, deep blue colour pairs beautifully with Dulux Magnolia to create a classic and timeless look. Navy Blue will provide depth and definition to a room as an accent colour.
Introduce Navy Blue on a few well placed accents such as on cushions, throws, decor accessories and curtains. Navy Blue is also a really sumptuous, rich colour so it would work beautifully in creating a cosy living room or bedroom.
Magnolia & Olive Green
If you want to offset the yellow undertones of this shade, introducing darker, deeper colours is a great way to do this, and it helps to somewhat shift the attention from the Magnolia.
A muted olive green can add a natural and earthy feel to a room when paired with Dulux Magnolia. Introduce wooden tones for a really natural, rustic interior.
Layer with differing shades of green for some real visual interest, sage green and forest green look great with magnolia too.
Magnolia & Terracotta
A warm, reddish-brown terracotta can add a rustic and earthy feel to a Magnolia room. This fiery, spicy shade is a real game changer in an interior and you can use it as heavily or subtly as you want.
A nice way to introduce terracotta is with vases, cushions, throws and other decor accessories. Terracotta will lift and make the room feel cosy and inviting. Pair with a green for a further nod to the natural world outside.
Magnolia & White
Magnolia is a great off-white shade for walls that won’t leave that feeling of flatness like a bright white can. However, using a stark white in contrast to Magnolia 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 Magnolia whilst drawing the eye up to the ceiling as you enter the room, giving the illusion of higher ceilings.
Magnolia & 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.
Is Dulux Almond White Like Magnolia?
Whilst Dulux Almond White shares similar yellow undertones like Magnolia, it is a softer, more pared back creamy, off white colour. Magnolia has a definitive yellow hint to it, whereas Almond White can look like a cream, beige and even peachy pink in certain lights.