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Tiles to accompany Brave Ground, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Posted by Direct Tile Warehouse | Tuesday, September 08, 2020


The annual Dulux Colour of the Year announcement is eagerly awaited here at Direct Tile Warehouse HQ, and we absolutely love the choice of Brave Ground for 2021. This lovely soft shade is described as “A warm balancing neutral connecting us back to the colours of the earth. A versatile colour that flexes in tone depending on the time of day”. We love how it manages to be both bold and neutral at the same time.

Brave Ground - Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

The beauty of a soft brown colour like Brave Ground is that it works well in both contemporary and classic rooms. And being a neutral colour, the possibilities are endless when it comes to furnishings and décor.

If you’re looking to use this beautiful shade, we’ve got the perfect choice of tiles to accompany it.


For a natural look, pair the neutral tones of Brave Ground with wood-effect tiles. Our Maryland tiles are available in a range of complementary colours and can add the luxurious look of floorboards at a fraction of the cost.

Maryland Grey Wood Effect Tiles


Choosing lighter floor tiles against a slightly darker wall colour can create a stunning look, and marble effect is such a popular option at the moment. Our Tessino tiles have a subtle vein and a gorgeous gloss finish, which will help to create a wonderfully chic space.

Tessino Ivory Anti Slip Tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse



A patterned floor is a great option against a vibrant wall, and our Boulevard tiles in grey and beige would be our top suggestion. These lovely patterned tiles are a firm favourite amongst our customers for a classic or contemporary look.

Boulevard Patterned Tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse


You can't go wrong with a metro tile to create a classic look against a wall of colour! These Modena tiles are a mix of brown and beige and have a slight marble effect for added interest. Perfect as a feature wall or a splashback in a kitchen or bathroom.

Modena beige metro tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse


Pastel shades will add a splash of colour and warmth alongside Brave Ground. These Eco tiles are the perfect choice with their lovely range of complementary shades, and the classic metro design will never go out of style.

Eco colourful metro tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse


Split face tiles are a growing trend here at Direct Tile Warehouse, thanks to their ability to combine interest and texture while maintaining a natural look. These Aspen tiles would be fabulous to showcase as a feature wall next to a neutral colour such as Brave Ground, to make a real statement.

Aspen beige split face tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse


We’re always ahead of the game as we jumped on the latest trend for beige and blue Victorian tiles at the start of the year. Victorian tiles like our Windsor range are a timeless classic, and work especially well in hallways.

Windsor decorative Victorian tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse

Shabby Chic Patchwork

If you’re looking to add a dash of vintage to your room, then patchwork patterned tiles with their whimsical retro feel are just the job. Try a brown-based range such as our Nikea Patchwork Tiles with their coordinating hues that will work perfectly with the colour of the year.

Nikea Patchwork Tiles

If you need any advice or ideas for choosing tiles, please contact us, we'd love to help your design your dream project. 


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