Exterior schemes

From classic pale shades to almost black, grey is a popular exterior colour choice for Australian homes.

Traditional

For a beautiful, timeless colour scheme try the subtle shade of Tranquil Retreat with a contrasting roof in Colorbond Monument. To highlight trims or architectural details, add a clean, crisp white such as Vivid White™.

 

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Popular greys exterior

Contemporary

This lighter grey colour scheme is soft and relaxed and will work beautifully for contemporary exteriors, as well as a traditional weatherboard. Terrace White is a cooler white with a greyish undertone, pair it with Lexicon on the trims, windows and details and Colorbond Shale Grey on the roof.

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Shadowed

Darker greys have become extremely popular in Australian exteriors. Bring a darker, moodier scheme to life by using Teahouse as the main wall colour. Use Dulux Dieskau for any trims, windows or architectural details and Domino as the roof colour.
 

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Bright Spot

Use bold hits of colour in architectural details such as the front door, pot plants and letterboxes to express your personal style. The popularity of mid century architecture inspires us to experiment with colour on exteriors for a modern take on architectural colour palettes.

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Botanical Life

Outdoor living has become an Australian way of life and botanical features play a greater role in our wellbeing as well as our decor. This welcoming lush look is globally inspired with spicy colour accents, bohemian styling and tropical flare.

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Natural Beauty

Inspired by our need for a more tactile environment, colours are drawn from nature and focus on neutrals, warm greys and charcoals. The look is relaxed and features materials such as brick, timber, stone and other tactile elements.

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Simple steps to future proofing your home

  1. Select your main colour and accent colours to suit. Use colour chips, A4 samples and sample pots to make sure your final selection is perfect for you.
  2. Choose your Weathershield® products starting with the correct undercoat for your substrate. An undercoat is required for metal surfaces or when using the Dulux ChromaMax colours.
  3. Purchase the correct amount of paint according to the size of your job. Weathershield is available in a range of can sizes.
  4. It’s time to future proof – be sure to read the label carefully for paint tips and clean up directions. Then enjoy Dulux Weathershield® high performance colour and long lasting finish on your home for years to come.
     

Exterior painting guides

Use our range of exterior painting guides to give you the tips and techniques for a quality finish.

How to paint door entrances

First impressions count. A fresh lick of Dulux paint on your front door can freshen up the look of your whole house. It creates a warm welcome for visitors while making your home the street's style star.

How to paint fences

Painting your fence has been made easy with the Dulux RapidFinishTM multipurpose spray unit, so you can spend less time painting than if using a brush or roller. See how easy it is!

Exterior paint preparation

There are some key points to note when preparing to paint exterior areas. Using the correct technique and quality paints will result in a painting job that is faster, cheaper and easier to use than alternative methods.

Exterior paint problem solver

Even the most professional painters can run into problems. But the good news is that there are solutions for almost all of them. We've identified some of the most common exterior paint problems.


Products for the outside of your home

Use our range of Dulux Weathershield products with the perfect finish for your home.

Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen

An acrylic paint for exterior use which is self priming on most surfaces.

Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss

An acrylic exterior paint self priming on most surfaces.

Dulux Weathershield Gloss

An acrylic paint for exterior use which is self priming on most surfaces.

Dulux Aquanamel Gloss

Dulux Aquanamel can be used in place of traditional oil based enamels, which not only saves time, but has the added benefit of paintwork not turning yellow with time.