Drama series

Dulux colour specialist Davina Harper shows how to bring no-holds-barred glamour to your ‘good’ room, or the ones you use every day.

In association with Dulux.

We may be living in high-tech times, but our hot romance with the past shows no sign of cooling. In fact, thanks to the gadgets in our hands, many of us are more familiar with the aesthetics of yesterday’s iconic looks, artists and designers than ever before.
Drawing on the glamour of days gone by, this scene from the 2018 Dulux Colour Trends collection shows how rich colours in the Reflect palette – including 70s-esque hues that channel Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year, the blue-based purple Ultra Violet – can be used to create a moody scheme that includes grey-purple, deep blue and maroon.
This colour series has an old-world elegance to it that makes it ideal for a room in which luxury reigns. Metallic accents really pop against these shades and help to reflect the light. Offset your dark choices with white window frames and doors, or paint your mouldings the same colour for a bold, contemporary interior statement.
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Colours to try


PAINT SWATCHES, FROM TOP Dulux Rongotai; Dulux Nugget Point; Dulux St Clair Quarter; Dulux Ohaupo,

ABOVE Walls and trims in Dulux Rongotai and Dulux Nugget Point, door in Dulux St Clair Quarter.

Styling Bree Leech
Photography Lisa Cohen

Colours shown as close as possible to actual paint colour. Confirm your choice with Dulux colour chips, large colour swatches or sample pots.

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