By Bree Leech
It’s important to be adventurous with colours you love — don’t be afraid to use different combinations or contrasting colours together. Paint is so simple to use to customise your own space and can be changed seasonally. Below, we’ve kept key furniture pieces the same and given one room two completely different moods.
Both quintessentially winter trends derived from Dulux’s Wildland palette, each has its own feel. We’ve simply replaced some feature pieces in the room to tie into the new colour palette for each space; but the message is you can transform your room with paint, keep your main furniture items and choose accessories to suit your new colour scheme with items such as cushions and homewares.
Cool palette (seen above) winter tips:
- A graphic wall pattern mimics mountainous, icy landscapes; and adds subtle visual interest to the space.
- Primitive textured furnishings in leather, wool, stone, fur and pale blonde timbers soften the geometric wall pattern and cooler, grey-based colours.
Dark palette (seen above) winter tips:
- Sultry hues help make large spaces feel cosy.
- Add focal points in lighter colours or warm tones to create depth and intensity.
— Bree Leech is Dulux’s creative consultant and stylist and the host of StyleLab at Life Instyle, Melbourne.
Photography by Mike Baker | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King for Dulux Colour Forecast 2015.