“The colours in the Repair palette felt calm yet invigorating – for me, it was love at first sight”
Julia's styling tips
- When choosing colours, think about the mood you want to create. I chose greeny-blues and accents of cinnamon and terracotta here because I wanted to create a cosy, refreshing vibe.
- Start with an artwork: Take your colour cues from a key painting or print to give your room scheme an intentional feel.
Add energy to the space with one or two jolts of an unexpected colour. And remember; contrast is key.
- If you’re adding white to the mix, choose one with similar undertones as your brights.
- Think beyond walls – use paint to revamp old furniture and accessories too. You may just find yourself falling right back in love with them!
- Have fun and experiment – remember, if you change your mind about a colour, you can always paint over it. To feel confident with your choice, always start with a sample pot or A4-size swatches so you can live with the colour for a few days without fully committing.
Time to paint
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 A4 Colour Swatches.
Walls with Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen
- Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can. Dulux® 1Step® Prep can be used for a prep coat. (In Western Australia we suggest PRECISION® Sealer Binder)
- Using Wash&Wear Low Sheen, start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush. These are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
- Using a 9mm or 12mm nap synthetic roller, load roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
- Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.
- Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action, only this time slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
- Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
- Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
- Ensure all surfaces are prepared thoroughly. If painting a new timber surface, prime with Dulux 1Step Prep.
- Start by cutting in around the edges of the piece of furniture.
- Apply Dulux Aquanamel to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
- Once you’ve completed an area, while paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this, a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
- Allow 2 hours to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper.
- Repeat above steps for a second coat.
Dulux Authentic Colour®
Don't risk tinting your favourite colours with other paint brands. Only Dulux pigments mixed into Dulux Wash&Wear® and Dulux Weathershield® are designed to create our iconic colours shown here every time.
- All bedlinen Sage & Clare @sageandclare available from @greenhouseinteriors
- Bed head – Beeline Design @beelinedesigns available from @greenhouseinteriors
- Light – Pott Projects available from @greenhouseinteriors
- Rug – Designer Rugs @designerrugs
- Pouffe – The Cullin Design @thecullindesigns
- Artwork – Georgie Wilson @georgiewilsonart available from @greenhouseinteriors
- Ceramics on bottom shelf of bedside table – Formantics @formantics available from @greenhouseinteriors
Side table & mirror - Ikea