Re-energise your backyard to create a relaxed area with Dulux
Are you ready to kick off 2020 in style? Have you been wanting to update your backyard exterior, or outdoor dining area with a simple lick of paint?
Dulux Colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr recommends using lashings of pastels such as salmon pinks and mint greens against core exterior neutrals – crisp whites, concrete greys and natural stone – which can add a sense of playfulness and visual delight, and have you feeling like you’ve been transported to an exotic tropical destination.
“When it comes to introducing colour into your backyard spaces, it pays to be adventurous, challenging any preconceived notions you may have about what’s right and wrong in this space. Even a small quantity of an unexpected colour through a geometric pattern on a retainer wall, or a vibrant accent wall in your pool house, can make a bold statement,” Ms Lucena-Orr said.
“Incorporating pops of colours like Dulux Weathershield in Mint Twist or Pink Dust in conjunction with Dulux Vivid White in areas (like the back fence and pool house) can create a striking backdrop – evoking a sense of modern glamour, fun and energy that can often be associated with being poolside at a luxury hotel.
“For a more nurturing, nature-inspired look, try pairing rich turquoise greens and deep blue-greys with warm whites, like Dulux Natural White, on your outdoor fireplace, dining area, furniture, or decorative accessories, such as mats and plant pots.
“These shades, while seemingly simple, will provide a sense of holiday comfort we all crave in the summer months.”
For a finish that’s easy to apply and lasts for years, choose a quality paint.
Dulux Weathershield goes on smoothly, dries fast and as it is self-priming on most surfaces, you won’t need an undercoat. You can use it on most exterior surfaces, including brickwork, decking, weatherboards and gutters, and it will maintain its good looks – and protect your home against Australia’s harsh conditions – for as long as you live there.
Tackling an outdoor painting project can be completed in a weekend – meaning you’ll still have plenty of time to host and toast this summer once the DIY makeover is complete.