Dulux partnered with interior stylist Julia Green to guide you on how to give your rooms an on-trend makeover. First up is a bedroom transformation. If you want to liven a room; are short on time; and have a limited budget, paint can be your best friend, allowing you to breathe new life into tired spaces with minimal cost and effort. Add in the right soft furnishings; or re-paint your existing accessories; and you’ve got an up-to-date look in no time. Faced with a bland, white bedroom, Julia took inspiration from the Dulux Repair Palette [one of four palettes in the 2019 Colour Forecast] to provide some personality and interest. The colours in the Repair Palette are calm yet invigorating. The deep greenish blues and hints of cinnamon from this palette are ideal for creating a warm, welcoming feel in any bedroom.
Julia looked for easy ways to incorporate the ideas into this bedroom makeover with doses of colour, accessories and soft furnishings. Artwork filled with beautiful, earthy tones, all present in the Dulux Repair Palette, was chosen for the back wall; and was used to influence the rest of the colour choices. A bold hue for the back wall was selected to give the room depth: Dulux Wash&Wear in Sea Creature, which is a luscious, green-blue. This was layered with touches of rich green by painting the existing bedside-table drawer with Dulux Aquanamel in Plasticine; then adding lush velvet soft furnishings and tall potted plants on either side of the bed. To add an element of surprise, to bring it to life, accents of Dulux Aquanamel in Cinnamon Sand, a soft terracotta shade, were painted on the mirror’s rim with Auburn Flair on the base of a ceramic pot, which contrast beautifully with all the blues and greens. The ceiling, trims and other walls were already painted in Dulux Wash&Wear Antique White U.S.A®, which is a warm white with the same earthy undertones as the colours in the Repair Palette.
A medley of interesting textures finishes the look: a large blue tonal rug; touches of raw timber; plus velvet and slubby linens. The result is a warm, rejuvenating bedroom that’s packed with character. You don’t have to be an expert to achieve great results with colour – it’s fun to experiment, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it can transform a space.
CREDITING: Dulux Australia. Stylist: Julia Green. Photographer: Armelle Habib.
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