| Date: 08.09.2020

The annual Dulux Colour of the Year announcement is eagerly awaited here at Direct Tile Warehouse HQ, and we absolutely love the choice of Dulux 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.

Dulux Brave Ground

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.

Tiles to pair with Dulux Brave Ground

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 Dulux 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.

Dulux Brave Ground - Maryland


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.

Dulux Brave Ground - Tessino


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.

Dulux Brave Ground - Boulevard


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.

Dulux Brave Ground - Modena Metro


Pastel shades will add a splash of colour and warmth alongside Dulux 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.

A kitchen with wooden cupboards and light pink metro tiles

Eco Coral Tiles


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 Dulux Brave Ground, to make a real statement.

Dulux Brave Ground - Aspen Split Face Tiles


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. Patterned tiles like our Marrakech range are a timeless classic, and work especially well in hallways.

Dulux Brave Ground - Marrakech Moroccan Tiles

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 range such as our Riga Patchwork Tiles with their coordinating hues that will work perfectly with the colour of the year.

Kitchen Splashback Ideas - Riga

If you need any advice or ideas for choosing tiles to coordinate or complement Dulux Brave Ground, please contact us, we’d love to help your design your dream project.

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