From classic pale shades to almost black, grey is a popular exterior colour choice for New Zealand homes.

Traditional

For a beautiful, timeless colour scheme try the subtle shade of Tranquil Retreat with a contrasting roof in Colorsteel Ironsand. To highlight trims or architectural details, add a clean, crisp white such as Southern Alps.

 

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Contemporary

This lighter grey colour scheme is soft and relaxed and will work beautifully for contemporary exteriors, as well as a traditional weatherboard. Manorburn Double is a cooler white with a greyish undertone, pair it with St Clair Half on the trims, windows and details and Colorsteel Gull Grey on the roof.

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Shadowed

Darker greys have become extremely popular in New Zealand exteriors. Bring a darker, moodier scheme to life by using Castlecliff the main wall colour. Use Dulux Lyttelton for any trims, windows or architectural details and Rawene as the roof colour. 

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Bright Spot

Use bold hits of colour in architectural details such as the front door, pot plants and letterboxes to express your personal style. The popularity of mid century architecture inspires us to experiment with colour on exteriors for a modern take on architectural colour palettes.

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Doors

An easy way to make an impact with a colour is by painting your door a bright or deep colour to add personality and character to your home.



Designer Tip

Doors and trips are great ways to experiment with colour and make the space your own.

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Painting The Exterior

Before you begin, take note of the surface you're about to paint. Does it need any holes or cracks filled in? Is there a need to replace or remove any decaying material? These are important questions to ask in order to acheive a faster, more professional finish. You can find out the methods for painting different surfaces with our expert guide. 

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Painting the exterior

Products for the Exterior of Your Home

Use our range of Dulux Weathershield products with the perfect finish for your home.

Dulux Weathershield X10 Low Sheen

Dulux Weathershield® X10 Low Sheen is a 100% acrylic paint for exterior use. The Dulux MaxiFlex™ Stretch Technology gives a tough, flexible finish for long life protection from all New Zealand weather conditions.

Dulux Weathershield X10 Semi Gloss

Dulux Weathershield® X10 Semi Gloss is a 100% acrylic paint for exterior use. The Dulux MaxiFlex® Stretch Technology gives a tough, flexible finish for long life protection from all New Zealand weather conditions.

Dulux Weathershield X10 Gloss

Dulux Weathershield® X10 Gloss is a 100% acrylic paint for exterior use. The Dulux MaxiFlex™ Stretch Technology gives a tough, flexible finish for long life protection from all New Zealand weather conditions.

Dulux Aquanamel Semi Gloss

Dulux Aquanamel can be used in place of traditional oil based enamels, which not only saves time, but has the added benefit of paintwork not turning yellow with time.