How to achieve a look that’s as laidback as it is sophisticated? Get a load of these greys, says Dulux colour specialist Davina Harper.
In association with Dulux.
Having a home that’s a restful sanctuary in which we can savour and share precious moments is one of life’s simple pleasures, and colour is an easy and effective way to set a scene that’s polished, yet feels relaxed.
One of the key looks in the 2018 Dulux Colour Trends collection (along with Kinship, Reflect and Escapade), Dulux’s Essential palette balances cool greys with warm neutrals to bring a casual elegance to even the most minimalist décor. A series of soft, muted shades, this beautiful palette is all about laidback sophistication, and its hues are ultra-easy to live with.
Cool greys such as Dulux Spanish Olive combine effortlessly with warm whites like Dulux Remuera; team them with furniture and accessories in putty, sand and dusty pink. Or take an on-trend tonal approach by using different strengths of just one colour for your walls, details and furnishings.
Texture is another perfect partner for these shades and minimalist lines. Use paint effects such as Dulux Suede Effect to create a sense of depth and intimacy.
PAINT SWATCHES, FROM TOP Dulux Remuera; Dulux Spanish Olive; Dulux Suede Effect in Century Mist; Dulux Andersons Bay, dulux.co.nz.
ABOVE Walls in Dulux Remuera (left)and Dulux Spanish Olive; column in Dulux Suede Effect in Century Mist. Colours shown as close as possible to actual paint colour. Confirm your choice with Dulux colour chips, swatches or sample pots.
Styling Bree Leech
Photography Mike Baker