Update your dining room


For the last 18 years Dulux has set colour trends with their ColourFutures™ palettes. For 2021, Dulux’s colour experts have looked to nature for inspiration, choosing Brave Ground™ as their colour of the year. This nurturing shade reconnects us with the simplicity of life and nature. Capture the mood of this earthy tone with your new seasonal look in time for the festive season.

Four colour palettes have been built to complement the nurturing balanced shade of Brave Ground™. The Expressive palette presents shades of red and pinks, while the Timeless palette mixes contemporary and traditional colours with shades of yellow. The Earth palette boasts blues and greens. The Trust palette is a collection of earth tones. 

ColourFutures™ colour palettes can be adapted to suit any style that you would like to showcase in your home.


The dining room will be the star of the festive season as friends and family bond over meals and stories. Create a warm, inviting space with subtle contrast between soft, neutral colours and a range of natural materials.

Brave Ground™ is well-balanced, and as a neutral shade, it works well with various colours. For this look, we used it to paint varied stripes. This adds visual interest and accentuates the windows. Coupled with the natural light that floods the space, this enhances the room’s natural beauty.

This look also modernises the dining area and seamlessly merges it with the hallway. When it comes to the room’s décor, mix trendy and classic pieces to make a statement. Wood is the perfect choice of material: it’s sustainable, adds warmth and natural appeal and offers the versatility to suit any style. Greenery complements the wood tones and enhances the mood for a nurturing and balanced space.

For more inspirational looks, visit dulux.co.za/en/dulux-colour-of-the-year-2021.

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