The kitchen and the bathroom are the two rooms that see the most life. Of all spaces, the kitchen will see the most thrills and spills as a household spends a great deal of time in this room – seeing cooking condensation, the splattering of food prep and general signs of wear – so choosing a paint with extra washability and built-in protection against bacteria and mould growth is important. Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom will help you ensure your kitchen walls look pristine for longer; keep bacteria to a minimum; and allow you to keep the space clean, no matter how big the mess. Whatever your interior style preferences, there are many quick and easy ways you can use paint to achieve a look you’ll love, without having to break the bank. The kitchen should be charming, warm, and inviting, with personal touches to give a homely feel. When it comes to updating your kitchen it’s all about choosing colours that complement not only the light in the room, but existing hardware and finishes. If you have both warm and cool-based colours in your kitchen, such as on your splashback, benchtop or kitchen cabinetry, consider a chameleon white like Dulux Wash&Wear in Antique White U.S.A.®. It works with most colour schemes and lighting conditions; and will not appear clinical, as some whites can. This colour can work as an ideal backdrop should you choose to build colour through accessories, furnishings or artwork.
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. 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.
Stylist: Julia Green
Photographer: Amelia Stanwix
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