Exterior schemes

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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Botanical Life

Outdoor living has become a New Zealand way of life and botanical features play a greater role in our wellbeing as well as our decor. This welcoming lush look is globally inspired with spicy colour accents, bohemian styling and tropical flare.

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Natural Beauty

Inspired by our need for a more tactile environment, colours are drawn from nature and focus on neutrals, warm greys and charcoals. The look is relaxed and features materials such as brick, timber, stone and other tactile elements.

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Simple steps to future proofing your home

  1. Select your main colour and accent colours to suit. Use colour chips, Large Colour Samples and Sample Pots to make sure your final selection is perfect for you.
  2. Choose your Weathershield® products starting with the correct undercoat for your substrate. This includes metal surfaces, Extra Bright base and other coloured bases.
  3. Purchase the correct amount of paint according to the size of your job. Weathershield is available in a range of can sizes.
  4. It’s time to future proof – be sure to read the label carefully for paint tips and clean up directions. Then enjoy Dulux Weathershield® high performance colour and long lasting finish on your home for years to come.
     

Exterior painting guides

Use our range of exterior painting guides to give you the tips and techniques for a quality finish.

Repainting exterior and weather affected surfaces

Your guide to product selection for repainting interior and exterior weather affected surfaces.

Exterior paint preparation

There are some key points to note when preparing to paint exterior areas. Using the correct technique and quality paints will result in a painting job that is faster, cheaper and easier to use than alternative methods.

How to refresh your render

Render looking a little worn? Revive your render surfaces and give it the Dulux treatment for a fresh near-new look.

How to paint door entrances

First impressions count. A fresh lick of Dulux paint on your front door can freshen up the look of your whole house. It creates a warm welcome for visitors while making your home the street's style star.

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Products for the outside of your home

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

Repainting exterior and weather affected surfaces

Your guide to product selection for repainting interior and exterior weather affected surfaces.

Exterior paint preparation

There are some key points to note when preparing to paint exterior areas. Using the correct technique and quality paints will result in a painting job that is faster, cheaper and easier to use than alternative methods.

How to refresh your render

Render looking a little worn? Revive your render surfaces and give it the Dulux treatment for a fresh near-new look.

How to paint door entrances

First impressions count. A fresh lick of Dulux paint on your front door can freshen up the look of your whole house. It creates a warm welcome for visitors while making your home the street's style star.