There are many definitions to what home is – to some, home is a place where they return to at the end of the day, a place they reside in, a place where most of their social gatherings take place, most of all, a place they feel comfortable and safe in. Taking all these into consideration, AkzoNobel the leading paints and coatings company and producer of leading paint brands Dulux, introduced Heart Wood as its Colour of the Year 2018.
Coming into its fifteenth year of ColourFutures™, AkzoNobel creates a “Welcome Home” theme with this subtle and warm tone of grown up pink called Heart Wood. Drawing from the tactile qualities of natural wood and leather, Heart Wood also known as Pictured Rocks, exudes a sense of ease delivering the message, “Welcome Home”.
With a blend of pinks to blues, The Heart Wood Home evokes a sense of harmony and perfect balance of outdoors and indoors, coupled with gentle grey-pink tones supported by bolder shades of ink blue and purple. Calm, collected and peaceful, The Heart Wood Home provides homeowners with a feeling of comfort by achieving the perfect balance of nature and the indoors. With the goal of creating a more nurturing home, the beauty of Heart Wood also has the ability to adapt. Easily compatible, Heart Wood can be energising, uplifting and it can also create a tranquil environment, depending on what colours you match it with.
The Hospitable Living Room
The living room is one of the most vital areas in a house because it is the first area that welcomes you when you open your doors. It is an area where a lot of time is spent hosting loved ones and also where new memories are made. Reenergise your living room with Heart Wood, AkzoNobel Colour of the Year and its complementing colours. Mix and match these shades; Heart Wood (Pictured Rocks), Play House Plum, Wood Carving and Manor House for a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Cook Up A Storm
For many, cooking can be very therapeutic as it allows them to express themselves in different ways with food and drinks. Enhance your creativity in the kitchen using a colour combination that emits warmth by mixing Heart Wood with Centre Court, a darker shade of brown. Apart from just colour, the furnishing also plays a big role in adding texture in the kitchen. Try adding wooden or earthy tones for bigger items such as tables, chairs and cabinets and opt for appliances that are brighter and bolder to add a contrast in the kitchen.
The bedroom is one of the most important and personal rooms in the house. The bedroom is an escape, it is where one goes to rest, and proper rest plays a significant role when it comes to one performing at work and even at play. The Heart Wood Home is all about creating a feeling of ease and a sense of belonging in your home. Through the “Welcome Home” theme, The Heart Wood Home has a bedroom that emanates stability and comfort. For an immediate feeling of calmness, combine Heart Wood with grey, blue and coffee shades such as After The Rain and Black Magic. To enhance the warmth of Heart Wood in your bedroom, add textures such as brushed copper and black leather for a more intimate effect.
Article and images courtesy of Dulux Malaysia (Akzo Nobel Paints Malaysia Sdn Bhd)