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Dulux colour forecast 2024

Posted by Rebecca McDonald on

It's that time again when the experts who have poured over international trends and data to show us what is new and exciting in colour. And boy did the launch of the Dulux Colour forecast deliver with bold and exciting colour palettes.  This forecast was totally in my wheel house with talk of nurturing your home and the energy of colours.     The Journey palette resonated immediately with me. Using warm colours and celebrating the personal treasures that you have collected along the way and weaving all of these into a home you love. Mixing what what could be seen as retro colours, such as warm...

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Go a bit deeper - mid-tone neutral paint colours

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Go a bit deeper...try a mid-tone neutral paint colour. Adding a mid neutral toned paint colour (not too dark, not too light) is a great idea where natural light varies in a room. White would be too shadowy and look dirty on these walls. Mid tone neutrals are colours we see in nature, that have a bit more depth and sit in the middle range between light and dark paint colours, often giving a cosier vibe. The clients were so happy with this paint colour that they continued the colour into the surrounding rooms.  Paint colour pictured Resene Half Lemon Grass. Read more...

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Here's our top tips to fix your bedroom.

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Let's redo your bedroom! Often we know when something isn't working. A room can just niggle at us; it doesn't have the feeling we are after and it just isn't functioning for us. If this is your bedroom, it's time to fix it. Start with a plan 1. Think about what do you do in your bedroom (apart from the obvious). Do you watch tv, read, sit and have cups of tea, dress, use it as a "parents retreat?" Write these down, as this will help you decide what kind of lighting and extras you need in your room other than...

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Which white paint should I use for my trims?

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Here's our top 7 trim white paint colours to consider when painting your skirting boards, architraves and window reveals.  Usually painted in semi-gloss, and we like to paint your trims 1 or 2 shades lighter than full strength, if you are using the same colour on the walls. To find the best match, we advise getting A4 paint samples called  "drawdowns" or "brushouts" from the paint shop or online. Move these around the trims in your rooms, at different times of the day to test the colour in the different lights, and see how they work with your wall colour.  If...

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Hello 2023 - interior design trends to ignore or embrace. Your home, your style!

Posted by Rebecca McDonald on

2023 continues with lots more greenery and nature inspired spaces, slightly darker woods, and an art deco influence (the wallpaper and fabric books started introducing this trend in 2022 - but sometimes it takes a year or so to connect!).

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