Looking to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space, for friends and family to gather? Introducing new colours into your exterior scheme can help you reinvigorate your look and also redefine your zones. Dulux colours featured: Pūpū Springs, Southern Alps.
Infusing new styles and colours into your outdoor entertaining spaces can bring a welcome freshness to its look and feel this summer. When it comes to weathering the harsh New Zealand sun, we recommend using to keep your home looking pristine all year round. Here are three steps for beautiful outdoor space for your family and friends.
A white exterior is a beautiful, striking, modern choice. Knowing which white is best for your project can be overwhelming. The trick is understanding undertones. Cool whites carry greys and blues, while warm whites have subtle peaches, pinks or yellows. Different colours, surfaces and even plants can bring these undertones out, so it’s important to test with sample pots and colour swatches. When it comes to finding the right shade, our collection of Dulux whites is a great place to start.
No entertaining area is complete without a little wow factor. Bright hits of colour can be applied to elements like seating areas or feature walls, allowing you to create visual intrigue and beautifully define your zones. Dulux Lakeside is a soft blue with a subtle green undertone, creating a perfect backdrop for a pop of yellow such as Dulux Duramax® Dandelion Yellow featured here on the stool.
A fantastic entertaining space is equal parts stylish and functional. You’ll want to think about the layout of your furniture – what will you guests see when seated? Similarly, you should prioritise comfort and quality. After all, as it warms up outside, this is a space people will love gathering in. Lastly, have a think about your overarching colour scheme and how you can tie in your own style. Say you’ve brought a pop of Dulux Rāwene grey into your seating area. You can then complement the aesthetic with light cushions, throws and furniture, giving it a balanced and chic look.
We are proud to partner with Surf Life Saving New Zealand. Dulux is helping paint Surf Life Saving clubs around New Zealand, protecting them and the home of the Dulux Colours of New Zealand, while they protect us out in the waves. Dulux Weathershield® protects with a formula designed to provide a tough, hard-wearing finish that will never peel, flake or blister.
Use our range of exterior painting guides to give you the tips and techniques you need for that quality finish.
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and Large Colour Swatches.