The kitchen and the bathroom are the two rooms that see the most life. When repainting bathroom walls ensure you use a paint such as Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom; and for the ceilings, Dulux Ceiling White +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom; as they are formulated and guaranteed to last in damp conditions, given their mould and bacteria-resistant properties. Bathrooms see a lot of moisture and condensation from showers and baths, so it’s vital to choose a paint that will resist mould and bacteria, with the peace of mind of a 10-year guarantee. In the bathroom aim to create a mood that’s both clean and elegant. Choosing the right colour is imperative to designing a bathroom, as the colour can determine how the light reflects on your skin when you look in the mirror. It’s best to use fresh tones that don’t throw too much blue, red or green. If you want to be more adventurous than your standard white bathroom, opt for a “barely there” pastel shade, such as Dulux Parchment Paper.
Dulux recommends that you do a test patch of your chosen colour on the wall before painting the entire room. Colours can look very different on the paint swatch compared to in the actual space, so make sure you like the overall effect before you take the plunge. Repainting a door is another low cost but high impact upgrade when it comes to updating a bathroom’s look and feel. Try painting the door in Dulux Elusive Blue which is striking against cool white walls, such as Dulux Lexicon®. Dulux Paints advises that you use the following:
Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom Low Sheen is made with hard wearing, stain and mark resistant 101 Barrier Technology, fortified with a powerful mould-inhibitor. This gives exceptional washability and has been developed specifically for damp and humid environments such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
A water-based interior and exterior acrylic enamel, Dulux Aquanamel® doesn’t yellow over time; is fast-drying; low odour; and achieves an ultra-smooth and tough finish that resists chipping.
Dulux Ceiling White +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom is an advanced whole-of-home ceiling formulation with Mouldshield protection. It is tintable to light colours and has superior opacity to provide excellent hiding power, making it ideal for the whole home.
Expert commentary from Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr.
Image crediting. Dulux Australia.
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