Choosing a kitchen colour scheme

From the ever-popular all white kitchens, to more vibrant kitchen colour schemes, there are many ways you can approach redesigning your kitchen. Below we've listed a few helpful things to consider as you start personalising the hub of the home.

Consider the space

First consider the size of your kitchen. To achieve the impression of light and space, look at Dulux whites and Neutrals for a softer finish. If you are wanting a moody appeal, deeper tones like Dulux Oolong or Wentworth will immediately create an intimate atmosphere.

Reflect your personality

Looking to bring a sense of personality to the kitchen? Start by reviewing existing colour schemes used in the home that can be continued into this space. A feature cabinet, splashback or dramatic counter top choice will help make the space feel like yours.

Balance complimentary colours

If you are drawn to two or three colours for your kitchen, make sure they work together to achieve balance. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and should be used in varying levels across the room.

Can’t choose just one colour? Bring together the best of both worlds with a two-toned kitchen. See how Three Birds Renovations used a two-tone colour scheme to seamlessly connect the kitchen with the alfresco area.

Repaint your kitchen walls

A new coat of paint can make all the difference to your kitchen, so your walls are the best place to start when kicking off your kitchen makeover. Remember though that your kitchen walls require different protection to other walls in the home due to the moisture and smoke caused by cooking. That’s why we recommend using Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom Low Sheen as it’s been made especially to withstand humid and damp environments such as kitchens.

Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom Low Sheen

A washable paint that has been developed to resist the growth of bacteria and mould on walls, which may trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. 10 Year Guarantee against mould growth*.

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Refresh your kitchen cabinets

You can make a dramatic impact in your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a renovation by updating your kitchen cabinets. Dulux Renovation Range Cabinet Doors can quickly and easily rejuvenate laminate, melamine and wooden doors so you feel as though you’re cooking in a whole new space. See how you can achieve this transformation here.

‘Asparagus’ & ‘Carrots’ original artworks by Ali Wood, Fenton & Fenton

Dulux Renovation Range Cabinet Doors Gloss

Dulux Renovation Range Cabinet Doors provides the smart way to rejuvenate your cabinet doors and can be applied to laminate, melamine and wooden doors.

Transform your benchtops

Upgrade old fashioned or out of date kitchen benchtops with ease using Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops. In just a few simple steps (and a bit of elbow grease!), you’ll be paving the way for a fresh, modern new look. It’s easy to apply and provides a beautiful, durable and chip resistant finish that stands the test of time. See how you can achieve this transformation here.

Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops Gloss

Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops is the smart way to rejuvenate laminate benchtops, and ceramic and glass tiles, both new and previously painted*

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Discover how Three Birds Renovations spruced-up the surfaces in this kitchen in this remarkable reno on a budget.

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Ready to make a change?

What you will need

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Time to paint your kitchen walls

1. Paint selection

Select a colour for your kitchen walls and choose a paint from the Dulux range.

2. Preparation

Prep your walls, lay down a drop sheet and tape any edges. Always read the product label to confirm steps.

3. Cutting in

Begin by cutting in around the wall edges. Be sure not to move too far ahead so that it maintains a wet edge.

4. Painting your walls

Load your roller and apply by rolling it in a ‘W’ motion on the wall. Cross over the same section and continue along the wall until it is evenly covered.

5. Laying-off

For a smooth finish, lay-off your wall with an unloaded roller and roll it from top to bottom of the wall in a straight line. Then slightly go over the same spot and repeat across the wall to remove any streaks.

6. Reload and repeat

Reload your roller and repeat steps 3 and 4 until all walls are complete. Then allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.

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