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Revive Your Home With The 2023 Summer Colour Trends + WIN Dulux Paint & A $2000 Castle Voucher!

Interiors

The seasons are changing and we’re inspired to inject a bit of sunshine into our lives using playful, vibrant shades from the Dulux Revive palette. 

In this family home revamp, Dulux shows how a white home can be instantly uplifted with key colours from the palette, from rich blues to whimsical lilacs. 

Get inspired by the transformation, then enter below to WIN 25 litres of Dulux paint and a $2,000 Castle voucher to complete your own summer home makeover! 

15th November, 2022

The bedroom before shot. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

The updated bedroom entry. Dulux Lexicon® Quarter hallway paint colour. Dulux Diorite door paint colour. Dulux Integra bedroom wall colour. Vase on console from Pepite. Lightning bolt mirror from Bride & Wolf. Castle bedding. RJ Living shelves. White vase from Cult Design. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

The playful, vibrant bedroom. Dulux Integra wall paint colour and Dulux Diorite on skirting boards. RJ Living shelves. White vase from Cult Design. Heatherly bedhead. Artwork ‘Crew 1’ by Tomas Linkear from Studio Gallery Group. Castle bedding. Bonnie and Neil green checkers cushion. Ball cushion from Love Tree Interiors. Rug from Fenton & Fenton. Small white mug on top shelf by Tutu. Ceramic vessel on top shelf left from Pepite. Rainbow mirrors by Bride & Wolf. Crystal bookend on bottom shelf by Fenton & Fenton. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Breezy Half ceiling paint colour. Dulux Paper Brown wall paint colour. Planters outside painted Dulux Pink Chi, Dulux Princess Pink, Dulux Day Glow, and Dulux Golden Sand. Loom Rugs rug. RJ living sofa. House of Orange lamp and side tables. Globe West buffet and and outdoor coffee table. Dowel Jones blue chair. Vessel and mug on coffee table and white vase on buffet from Tutu Home. Glass vessel on coffee table and lilac vase on buffet by Cult Design. Small ceramic on mirrored side table from Pepite. Glass with flowers on mirrored side table, green vessel on buffet, and books on coffee table from Fenton & Fenton. Hanging artwork ‘Golden Spirit Light The Way’ by Peter Summers from Studio Gallery Group. Art on buffet ‘Freshwater Stairs’ by Charlie Bennell from Fenton & Fenton. Yellow stripe cushion outside by Weave Home. Green pattern cushion by Fenton & Fenton. Stripe cushion on sofa by Bonnie & Neil. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

The living room before shot. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Breezy Half ceiling paint colour. Dulux Paper Brown wall paint colour. Planters outside painted Dulux Pink Chi, Dulux Princess Pink, Dulux Day Glow, and Dulux Golden Sand. Loom Rugs rug. RJ living sofa. House of Orange lamp and side tables. Globe West buffet and and outdoor coffee table. Dowel Jones blue chair. Vessel and mug on coffee table and white vase on buffet from Tutu Home. Glass vessel on coffee table and lilac vase on buffet by Cult Design. Small ceramic on mirrored side table and blue vase on buffet from Pepite. Glass with flowers on mirrored side table, green vessel on buffet, and books on coffee table from Fenton & Fenton. Hanging artwork ‘Golden Spirit Light The Way’ by Peter Summers from Studio Gallery Group. Art on buffet left ‘Freshwater Stairs’ by Charlie Bennell from Fenton & Fenton. Art on right ‘Hocus Pocus Fizz III’ by Ana Pušica Krämer from Studio Gallery Group. Yellow stripe cushion outside and blue cushion on sofa by Weave Home. Green pattern cushion by Fenton & Fenton. Stripe cushion on sofa by Bonnie & Neil. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Integra wall paint colour and Dulux Diorite on skirting boards. RJ Living shelves. White vase from Cult Design. Heatherly bedhead. Artwork ‘Crew 1’ by Tomas Linkear from Studio Gallery Group. Castle bedding. Bonnie and Neil green checkers cushion. Small white mug on top shelf by Tutu. Ceramic vessel on top shelf left from Pepite. Rainbow mirrors by Bride & Wolf. Crystal bookend on bottom shelf by Fenton & Fenton. Photo – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Amelia Barnes
Tuesday 15th November 2022

‘Paint is the quickest, cheapest, and most effective way to add personality to your home.’ – Andrea Lucena-Orr

No one knows how to transform a space with paint like Dulux!

Armed with the Dulux Revive palette and a paintbrush, Dulux colour forecaster and stylist Bree Leech recently turned a predominantly white lounge room and a tween bedroom into the most inspired elements of a family home. 

The Revive palette features colours predicted by Dulux as the shades of the summer. The palette sees vibrant hues such as Dulux Integra (a rich blue), Dulux Diorite (a lively green) and Dulux Perplexed (a whimsical lilac) paired with over-scaled patterns, voluptuous furniture, and abstract artworks to bring an ‘anything is possible’ optimism into the home. 

This particular home with its previous neutral interiors and minimal texture proved to be the perfect canvas for the Revive colours. ‘It lacked depth and didn’t feel particularly inviting,’ says Bree of the home pre-transformation. ‘We started by painting the walls in Dulux Paper Brown, which instantly added warmth and character.’

The placement of the shades was equally important to enhance the scale and feel of the room.  Dulux colour and communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr explains, ‘To make the ceiling appear higher, we gave it a couple of coats of Breezy Half—a lovely, soft blue that’s perfect for brightening up open-plan rooms like this one. Taking the ceiling colour part-way down onto the wall, as we’ve done here, is a design trick to make the ceiling feel higher.’ 

In the tween bedroom, Bree balanced calm with a sense of fun, showing the versatility of the Revive palette. Soothing and immersive Dulux Integra features on the walls, paired with Dulux Diorite on the skirting boards, window trims, and door for a refreshing point of difference. Printed bedding by Castle ties the entire scheme together, proving there’s no such thing as too much colour or pattern! 

For those intimidated by colour, Bree says the Dulux Revive palette is the ideal to start with its range of diverse shades inspired by nature and decades past. 

It’s only paint, so have fun with it! ‘Paint is the quickest, cheapest, and most effective way to add personality to your home—all you need is a tin of paint, a couple of hours, and you can give a room an entirely new look,’ says Andrea.

Remember, it’s not just your walls that can receive the colour treatment. Use paint to breathe fresh life into old furniture, your front door, planters, picture frames…wherever your imagination and creativity takes you! 

To revive your home this summer, Dulux is offering the chance to WIN 25 litres of Dulux paint and a $2,000 Castle voucher. To go into the running, fill out the entry form below.

The giveaway closes midnight Monday November 28th. The winner will be drawn and notified on Wednesday November 30th. See here for the T&Cs.

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