Warm wishes

Yearn­ing for a change, even a wee one? Du­lux colour spe­cial­ist Dav­ina Harper ex­plains that with these cov­etable colours, a lit­tle goes a long way.

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SUM­MER’S IN FULL SWING, AND some clas­sic neu­tral colours have warmed up to match the weather. To­gether they form a soft pal­ette that ex­udes con­tem­po­rary ap­peal yet is very easy to work with, al­low­ing you to add your own char­ac­ter to a space with­out fear of your home­ware clash­ing with your walls.

Du­lux Cardrona and Glinks Gully are both warm neu­trals that sit beau­ti­fully along­side soft pinks such as Du­lux Maiko and muted or­anges like Du­lux Motueka. They also work well with the nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als that are so pop­u­lar right now, such as tim­ber, stone and linen.

When us­ing paint to up­date a space, keep in mind that you don’t have to change en­tire walls to make a state­ment. Con­sider trans­form­ing just your home’s front door, an in­te­rior door frame, or the edges of a set of shelves – it may be all you need to bring your place into the now.

Add tex­ture to the mix with cush­ions and rugs in burnt orange, red and mus­tard – all com­ple­men­tary hues that will help tie the scheme to­gether. Your fin­ish­ing touch? In­door green­ery – you can never have too much. du­lux.co.nz/colour

ABOVE Du­lux Cardrona and Du­lux Glinks Gully (main wall), and Du­lux Maiko and Du­lux Motueka (rear screen).

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