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Colour Blocking Inspiration from Dulux

Colour-blocking ideas

Colour has the power to paint a space in a completely new light, and combining multiple colours can totally transform it.

A popular interior trend, colour blocking suggests the use of contrasting and complementary colours, ranging from bright shades to monochromatic hues. However, it’s important to consider a palette.

From grouping similar colours for a sense of subtle distinction to pairing contrasting tones to make a bold statement, it pays to understand the logic behind the brushstrokes.

Some quick ideas:

  1. Explore neutral and bold together, there’s nothing more powerful than a set of contrasting colours.
  2. Focus on the ceiling, painting it in a different hue can totally transform a room.
  3. Experiment with unexpected combinations. Not all combinations make sense in theory, however, they can make incredible statements when layered on your walls and ceiling.
  4. Dare to go abstract. Decors have fast become a form of art and self-expression. A vibrant colour palette also invites added creativity through geometric detailing, shapes, and furnishings.
  5. Take a soft approach. At the other end of the colour-blocking spectrum, consider softer pairings in similar colours to create a subtle, monochromatic, or complementary colour-block effect.

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Dulux has extensive colour and design knowledge. With a commitment to ensuring each client can easily access the advice and the colours, they need to complete their project to their exact standards.

The inspiration gallery at is a great place to start when you’re selecting paint colours. With over 150 images and colour schemes, designed to inspire and help with colour selection.

Order free A4 colour swatches online — this popular service is designed to help people trial a colour in the space to help narrow down their choice.

Got a colour you would like matched? No problem, Dulux can match existing colours, brand-specific colours or just about anything you would like — just ask the Dulux team to help.

Dulux's colour specification team are also available to support your colour selection, please contact them at [email protected] to determine the support you require.

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