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:
- Explore neutral and bold together, there’s nothing more powerful than a set of contrasting colours.
- Focus on the ceiling, painting it in a different hue can totally transform a room.
- Experiment with unexpected combinations. Not all combinations make sense in theory, however, they can make incredible statements when layered on your walls and ceiling.
- 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.
- 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.
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 dulux.co.nz 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.