Worth Doing It Right With Dulux

This week has been pretty nerve racking and exciting for me as I began a new job. So I thought it fitting to do a post about some Dulux products and colours since I am working with the trusted brand here in New Zealand.

For any kiwi wanting a lasting paint finish that has exceptional washability ¬†properties, you can’t go past Dulux Wash and Wear. The acrylic interior paint has been around for years and is by far a premium paint product in New Zealand. With the three popular sheen levels, matt, low sheen, and semi-gloss, and now a gloss finish, Wash and Wear caters for any area and project. It comes with Dulux’s 101 Barrier Technology which provides exceptional resistance to wear and tear around the home.

To add to the standard Wash and Wear range, Dulux has brought out their Wash and Wear +Plus range, which includes products like Super Hide, an interior paint which has superior hiding power due to the high levels of titanium pigment. This means it will take fewer coats to cover darker colours or lighter whites that take a few coats to cover, which makes it the perfect product for people that hate painting multiple coats to get a perfect colour finish. Anti-Bac is also another superb product in the Wash and Wear +Plus range, which is designed with asthma and allergy sufferers in mind. This paint resists the harmful growth of bacterial and mould on walls and comes with a 7 year guarantee against mould growth, which will not only help create a healthy home but also keep the occupants of the home healthier too.


A new product to the Dulux Effects range is the Concrete Effects paint. The thick paint creates a textural effect making an ordinary interior wall look like polished concrete! Reading and seeing what is involved in creating this effect scared me a bit but I would love to see the finished product this paint creates. Tintable to two colours, this paint will make a stunning impact to any room!


Right now to the fun part! Colours! Dulux has an array of colours, some would say a few too many to choose from which makes choosing the perfect colour a tough decision! But I have narrowed down their extensive range of colours to a few of my personal favourites.

I was lucky enough at the end of last year to go to a Dulux colour launch in Wellington and came home with the Dulux World of Colour Series II fandeck, so I have all the amazing colour at my fingertips.

Ever since I was little I have loved the colour green, having a lime green room from a young age. However my tastes in the colour have become more grown up but still have a hint of fun to them. A colour that I would not normally choose but love at the moment is Dulux Pavilion S18E4. The fresh colour reminds me of a spring garden bursting full of new life and possibilities. I could see it being used in a living area or bedroom to create a warm retreat with a hint of freshness.


From my previous post, you’ll know I love dark blue so it will come as no surprise that a blue is on my list of favourite colours. Dulux Happy Days S35B5 has a mysterious character to it which reminds me of the depths of the ocean. This bold colour would look amazing in a master bedroom to create a moody yet sophisticated atmosphere. It would also look stunning with the Dulux Concrete Effects to create an industrial style perfect for the chic apartment or home.


And last but not certainly not least, Dulux Scarlet Desire SB7G4. Not normally a colour I would pick but this vibrant colour would look incredible in a teenage girls room, taking on a more grown up effect to the traditional pink many girls love. The fun yet elegant colour would make any girl envious of a room with this colour featured!


The photos of these colours do them no justice, especially Scarlet Desire, so if you are intrigued to see what the colours actually look like it would be best to pop down to a Dulux stockist to have a good look at the colours before diving head first into your next project.

So as you began your next project, I hope you will consider using one of Dulux’s premium paints and some of the amazing colours this company has created!



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