The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home — a space to be with friends and family, to entertain, and of course to prepare delicious meals for the ones we love. It’s a space bursting with energy, flavour, and fun. The heart of the home deserves a warm and welcoming design. Here are a few ways you can bring yours to life. Colour featured: Dulux Willow Flat (cabinetry), Southern Alps (trim and walls) and Rāwene (door).
From the ever-popular all white kitchens, to more vibrant kitchen colour schemes, there are many ways you can approach redesigning your kitchen. Below we've listed a few helpful things to consider as you start personalising the hub of the home.
First consider the size of your kitchen. To achieve the impression of light and space, look at Dulux whites and Neutrals for a softer finish. If you are wanting a moody appeal, deeper tones like Dulux Titirangi or Ōkete will immediately create an intimate atmosphere.
Looking to bring a sense of personality to the kitchen? Start by reviewing existing colour schemes used in the home that can be continued into this space. A feature cabinet, splashback or dramatic counter top choice will help make the space feel like yours.
If you are drawn to two or three colours for your kitchen, make sure they work together to achieve balance. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and should be used in varying levels across the room.
A new coat of paint can make all the difference to your kitchen, so your walls are the best place to start when kicking off your kitchen makeover. Remember though that your kitchen walls require different protection to other walls in the home due to the moisture and smoke caused by cooking. That’s why we recommend using as it’s been made especially to withstand humid and damp environments such as kitchens.
Upgrade old fashioned or out of date kitchen benchtops with ease using . In just a few simple steps (and a bit of elbow grease!), you’ll be paving the way for a fresh, modern new look. It’s easy to apply and provides a beautiful, durable and chip resistant finish that stands the test of time. .
Choose a colour and product for your nursery walls or feature wall.
Prep your walls, lay down a drop sheet and tape any edges. Always read the product label to confirm steps.
Begin by cutting in around the wall edges. Be sure not to move too far ahead so that it maintains a wet edge.
Load your roller and apply by rolling it in a ‘W’ motion on the wall. Cross over the same section and continue along the wall until it is evenly covered.
For a smooth finish, lay-off your wall with an unloaded roller and roll it from top to bottom of the wall in a straight line. Then slightly go over the same spot and repeat across the wall to remove any streaks.
Reload your roller and repeat steps 3 and 4 until all walls are complete. Then allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
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