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Living Room Paint Colour Styling by Julia Green with Dulux

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A beautiful living room is a pleasure to come home to. But if your living room is looking a little dull and uninviting, don't despair. With the perfect paint colour, you can add much needed warmth to the space and bring it right up to date. Interior stylist Julia Green shows you how with a stunning living room transformation.

Featuring original artwork by Katie Wyatt and Georgie Wilson.

"With its muted pinks, greens, and mauve greys, there's something incredibly soothing and gentle about the Wholeself palette."

Living Room Paint Colour Styling by Julia Green with Dulux
Left: Before. Right: After.

Julia's styling tips

  • Try and work with what you've got when making over a room - this can really help keep costs down, particularly when you're talking big-ticket items such as sofas and flooring. For smaller pieces, such as side tables and storage, you'll often find that a lick of paint will bring them right up to date.
  • When choosing colour for a room, think about the mood you want to create. Here, we've chosen calm, nurturing hues for a relaxed, conversational feel.
  • Be aware that colours will look different throughout the day under different light conditions. To be sure it's a colour you love, hang an A4 swatch on the wall, or use sample pots to paint generous patches on the wall(s) and look at it at various times of the day and night. Given you will invest a lot of time choosing the right colour for your walls - only put a Dulux colour tint into a Dulux product, otherwise you are taking a gamble with the outcome if you mix and match tints and brands.
  • Look to add texture in creative ways: the second artwork we've chosen here (in the nook) is a highly textured oil painting, which adds another layer of depth to the room.
  • Liven up existing neutral pieces, such as the grey sofa here, with scatter cushions and throws in a mix of shapes and fabrics, such as wool, velvet and silk.
  • Go bold with greenery: a big fiddle leaf fig will make a statement in your living room and draw nature indoors.
  • Don't forget the little details: fresh flowers and a few vessels in different shapes and finishes on the coffee table add impact to your scheme.

Time to paint

Living Room Paint Colour Styling by Julia Green with Dulux

Planter pot

  1. Wipe down your pots, and allow pots to dry.
  2. Prepare the surface by applying 1 coat of Dulux 1Step Prep Water Based.
  3. Start by cutting in around the edges of your furniture piece.
  4. Apply Dulux Aquanamel to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
  5. Once you've completed an area, while paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this. Don't brush it too much - a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  6. Allow two hours to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat for a second coat.

Living Room Paint Colour Styling by Julia Green with Dulux

Side Table

  1. Prepare the surface by applying 1 coat of Dulux 1Step Prep Water Based.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of your furniture piece.
  3. Apply Dulux Aquanamel to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
  4. Once you've completed an area, while paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this. Don't brush it too much - a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  5. Allow two hours to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat for a second coat.

Dulux Authentic Colour®

Don't risk tinting your favourite colours with other paint brands. Only Dulux pigments mixed into Dulux Wash&Wear® and Dulux Weathershield® are designed to create our iconic colours shown here every time.

Suppliers

  • Chairs and side table - Douglas and Bec @douglasandbec
  • Couch - Globe West @globewest
  • Rug - Armadillo & Co @armadilloandco (rug)
  • Rectangle Art - Georgie Wilson @georgiewilsonart available from @greenhouseinteriors
  • Square Art - Katie Wyatt @katiewyattartist available from @greenhouseinteriors
  • Cushions & Throw - Norsu Interiors @norsuinteriors
  • Vase on table - Marmoset Found @marmosetfound
  • Vessels - Formantics @formantics available from @greenhouseinteriors

For more information regarding Living Room Paint Colour Styling by Julia Green with Dulux, visit www.dulux.com.au.



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