Home Decorating With Heart Wood, AkzoNobel's Colour of the Year 2018

Here's how to style your home using this versatile colour.

Updated on December 27, 2017 8:12 am

Luisa Wong

Home Decorating With Heart Wood, AkzoNobel's Colour of the Year 2018

AkzoNobel announced Heart Wood as the Colour of the Year for 2018. Heart Wood has a subtle and warm tone of grown-up pink and draws from the tactile qualities of natural wood and leather, creating a calming and welcoming vibe at home. The colour is versatile enough to complement all kinds of materials, textures, and objects since it has a neutral undertone. It works well with warm-toned wood-based designs paired with luxurious velvet and leather finishes for that exquisite yet comforting look.

Wondering how to style your home with AkzoNobel’s Colour of the Year? Here’s how:

The Heart Wood Home: Harmony, comfort, and ease rolled into one

The Heart Wood Home is a perfect fit for those who want their living space relaxing and comforting. The palette combines gentle shades of grey-pink, blues, and soft cocoa flowing into bolder shades of ink blue and purple.The palette blends harmoniously with the materials from which the hero colour takes its inspiration.

The Heart Wood Home palette works well with Scandinavian-themed homes. It has a modern feel that creates a sense of harmony, comfort, and ease in any living space.

The Comforting Home: A home for the warm-hearted persona

AkzoNobel’s The Comforting Home is apt for those who have a warm-hearted persona as it has a restorative force that makes a homeowner feel recharged after a long day’s work. The warmth of wood and tactile comfort of leather bring harmony and balance in every living space.

Warm earth tones permeate The Comforting Home’s palette, bringing together clay and blush pink tones to calm the mind, soothe the senses, and shut out the noise. Rich, welcoming textures such as silk and velvet create a highly tactile space. Bring nature closer to your home by balancing the aesthetics with functionality in your interior design choices.

The Inviting Home: Make shared quality time even better

Inclusive, optimistic, and collaborative—the Inviting Home’s palette maximises the use of dark colours to frame softer and lighter pastels in the palette to exude warmth and depth in your home. It is the kind of palette for those who want to strengthen the bond of their family and friends as it brings comfort and convenience. Typically a space for shared quality time, this is perfect for the open-hearted persona.

Open-plan living is at the heart of this home, preferring gentle, hard-wearing natural fabrics that feel safe. One way to use this home palette is to use dark-coloured wooden fixtures to combine with your Heart Wood-coloured walls. This will make a bold yet inviting look to your interiors.

The Playful Home: Tickles and giggles to invigorate your space

Loosen up a bit and experiment more with The Playful Home’s colour palette! Add yellow-toned greens to your golden shade pieces of furniture to help spark and inspire creativity in your home. Pops of colour will definitely create an energetic and fun atmosphere, and a euphoric splash of visual interest to your abode.

The Playful Home is suitable for the light-hearted persona—curious, adventurous, and adaptable. Homeowners who opt to use this palette seek energy, experience, and creativity, supplemented by the wealth of time they spend outdoors.

Design Tip:

Though it is tempting to add more colour, it is still best to use around three to five shades to bring out the best in your home. If you already have styled your home and would want to incorporate Heart Wood, you may use soft furnishings as a starter. More than the interiors of your home, it is always best to bring comfort and tranquility in your living space because this is your safe haven, your resting place, and your sanctuary more than any place in the world.


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