We may be six weeks away from 2018, but in the world of interiors thoughts have already turned to what you’ll be wearing on next year’s walls. If you’re wondering what is high on the trend agenda, then the answer lies in Heart Wood – Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2018. 

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Billed as a cross between smoky taupe and dusky mauve, Heart Wood is described as a ‘warm neutral, with a hint of heather.’ And as for the name, it’s been artfully chosen to evoke the concept of creating a sanctuary in the home during uncertain times.


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According to Dulux, the tone is inspired by beautifully warm wooden materials, with a focus on “warmer, light and dark shades of red, violet and pinkish woods.” Recreate the welcoming environment with our Bellini sofa – we love the warm neutral hue. And if you’re seeking to create the feeling of being in a cocoon, it’s a reassuring choice.


If you’ve been won over by Heart Wood, you’ll soon realise how incredibly versatile it is, especially on walls. While it will inject just the warming lift you’re looking for, greys will work exceptionally well to anchor the scheme. Our Poppy leather sofa, seen here in dusky grey, is a natural partner – choose a couple of geometric-print cushions from our wide selection to complete the look.


Leave space in your home for other tones too. As part of its colour trending forecasting for 2018, Dulux has revealed four palette groups (Kinship, Reflect, Escapade and Essential) that evoke a sense of balance and nurturing.


In the Kinship collection, inspired by rich, earthy hues, the Hildegard tone works wonders with wood. Go for the clean lines and Scandi-inspired charm of our Nevada dining range.


Try channelling a sense of calm with the Essential collection. The Flooded Gum palette is gentle on the senses and an ideal candidate for keeping things tonal. Scheme with our Calligaris Omnia extending dining table for that simple, clean look.

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If a touch of opulence is more your thing, the Oath hue from the Reflect range is just the ticket. Match the moody note with the old school splendour of our Tetrad Bowmore sofa.

Royal Velvet Azure & Fuschia

As a finishing touch, capture the mood of a tropical holiday with the Bondi palette, part of the Escapade group of colours. Our Royal Velvet Azure cushion, with its deeply saturated tones, will see you through next year and beyond.


We’d love to see a picture of your colour choices – be sure to tag us at @FishpoolsUK.