Colour has the power to paint your home in a completely new light, and combining multiple colours can totally transform your space. Explore the many ways to use colour blocking within your home. Dulux colours featured: Cook Strait, Mt Aspiring
A popular interior trend, colour blocking invites you to use contrasting and complementary colours, ranging from bright shades through to monochromatic hues. However, it’s important to consider your palette.
From grouping similar colours for a sense of subtle distinction to pairing contrasting tones to make a bold statement, it pays to understand the logic behind the brushstrokes.
Here are five ideas for using colour blocking within your home.
There’s nothing more powerful than a set of contrasting colours.
Just like the stylish living room from the Dulux Colour Forecast 2023, pairing a neutral shade like with the cheerful yellow on the walls and soft on the ceiling can add vibrancy without overwhelming the space.
You may spend more time looking up than you realise, so it pays to consider your ceiling a key element of your interior style. And, painting it in a different hue can totally transform a room.
Orange can radiate warmth and energy and is quite stimulating and thought provoking. Orange is available in many shades and tones. Burnt orange looks great in formal areas and the lighter orange shades of apricot or peach work beautifully in bedrooms and living spaces.
The beautiful vibrant emerald green of Waiheke is perfect as a feature wall, front door or accent colour. Pair it with crisp whites such as Ōkārito or soft neutrals such as Lyttelton Quarter and Ōpononi.
Featured product: Dulux Wash&Wear®
Dulux Wash&Wear® is ideal for all interior walls including high traffic areas such as hallways and family rooms and where minimal light reflection is desired. Wash&Wear® 101 Barrier Technology® creates a hard-wearing finish that allows you to wipe away most common marks, scuffs and stains with a wet cloth so your walls will look freshly painted for years.
At the other end of the colour blocking spectrum, consider softer pairings in similar colours to create a subtle, monochromatic or complementary colour-block effect.
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