Every year the colour experts at our Global Aesthetic Centre team up with global design and technology trend experts to select Dulux Colour of the Year. This year our chosen shade is Heart Wood – a smoky warm neutral with a hint of heather that helps you relax and recharge. Heart Wood is a really versatile colour that creates a range of moods, depending on the palette you pair it with.

Take a look for yourself. Explore our guide to using Heart Wood in your home – and discover the diverse, and sometimes unexpected, moods it can create.

The Heart Wood Home

How to use COTY in your home- Deep Bedroom

This versatile palette allows you the freedom to balance softer shades with deeper, bolder tones. When combined with deep purple and lighter pinks, Heart Wood creates a calming, restorative backdrop. Textures such as brushed copper and black leather enhance the tonal warmth of Heart Wood.

Which colour to use?
Heart Wood
Rose Bark
Wooded Solace

A hideaway from the outside world

How to use colour of the year in your hom- Chair

Seeking a space to snuggle up in? Combine Heart Wood with shades of cocoa, clay and blush pink to bring out its warmth. Together these rich and cocooning colours create the perfect sanctuary to retreat into.

Which colour to use?
Heart Wood
Pressed Petal
Malted Caramel

A soothing space for the whole family

How to use COTY in your home- Blue Dining

Bring the outdoors inside, by pairing Heart Wood with nature-inspired shades. Lifting it with these cooler tones of blue and sea greens adds fresh air and warmth in one go – making for a calming space that is effortlessly stylish.

Which colours to use?
Heart Wood
River Bed
Steel Symphony 3
Cobalt Night

A room to energise and experiment

How to use COTY in yout home- Green

Make your walls sing by teaming Heart Wood with zesty greens and rich yellow tones. The vibrancy of these colour combinations ads a burst of energy to any room and lend itself to playful features. This palette helps create a space that is invigorating and full of life.

Which colours to use?
Heart Wood
Gooseberry Fool 1
Celtic Forest 2
Golden Sands