If your style is monochromatic, tonal layering of putty greys is subtle and beautiful, easy to achieve and is an effective look for any living space.

Brighten up your home to offset the dreary and drab weather

June 6, 2019 BY

With winter here, many of us will be looking to retreat from the outside world – heading indoors for a little reprieve from the cold.

Therefore, it’s time to start thinking about re-designing your home’s living spaces to provide a comforting cocoon this chilly season.

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your space to offset the dreary and drab weather, or just want a cosy and comfortable place for you and your family to enjoy, taking on a room refresh can revitalise your home’s look and feel.

Dulux Colour Expert Andrea Lucena- Orr says that when it comes to interior styling, colour and product choice go hand-in-hand for creating a finished look that’s both chic and practical.

“If your style is monochromatic, tonal layering of putty greys is subtle and beautiful, easy to achieve and is an effective look for any living space,” Ms Lucena-Orr said.

“To create visual interest, experiment with texture, which can be perfect as an accent wall – a concrete finish, such as Dulux Concrete Effects in Pale Elements, is popular and works well in a modern or contemporary home.

“This effect complements a colour such as Dulux Wash&Wear Milton Moon, on the broad walls.”

Hallways set the tone for the rest of the home’s mood and style, so it’s important to create a space that’s charming and inviting.

“To add a level of vibrancy, yet still retain a classic look, use whites such as Dulux Lexicon on your walls and ceilings and introduce plenty of colour to your stairwell, front door or accent walls – peach tones, forest greens and deep blues are colours that can be seamlessly intertwined to enhance the space and add your own personality,” she said.

When re-designing your dining area, cool steely blues complement most colour schemes and give you the freedom to furnish the space in your signature style to suit both entertaining and relaxed dinners with the family.

“If you live in an open plan home, Dulux’s Wash&Wear in Antarctica Lake works well to zone the space and is fresh and perfect for rooms with loads of available natural light,” she said.

Living rooms, dining rooms and hallways are high foot-traffic areas that require a little extra attention – especially if you have a busy household with kids and their schoolbags, dirty shoes, grubby hands or pets.

“With the superior washable qualities of Dulux Wash&Wear, home dwellers can rest assured that spills, stains, scuffs and everyday wear and tear can be wiped away – keeping your home looking fresh and vibrant for years to come.”

Revitalising your home is as simple as refreshing one room at a time, which can be easily accomplished in a weekend.