Words and Pictures from Dulux for Spring/Summer

shades of blue, brick and plants

new paint colours for spring and summer

Spring seems to have finally arrived. And with the onset of warmer temperatures and some much needed sun, comes the desire to freshen up the home decor. Am I the only one? So, as if on cue, arrived these lovely images of the Dulux Words and Pictures trend.

This trends celebrates the pairing of words and pictures (naturally) and the corresponding colour palette uses the blue of ink and grey of graphite in contrast to tones familiar with smartphone and social media filters. Personally, I’m drawn to the way these shades have been applied to brick. They look thick and creamy, almost edible and totally unexpected.

shades of blue, brick and plants

Blue Charm and Pebble Drift

Style Lessons: Why use one blue when you can use two? A slightly darker shade on the furthest wall, makes the wall recede and the room look bigger. It also can be used to highlight any architectural interest. Accessorised with Scandinavian style furniture, casually arranged prints and a collection of house plants, this room looks light, airy and certainly spring-like.

graphite grey walls, brick and crisp white

Grey Steel and Marble Swirl

Style Lessons: Dark colours can look sensational when paired with crisp white. The contrasting colours also highlight the different textures of the brick wall and the smooth ceiling. Add an unexpected colour peeking through the doorway and you have added another layer of interest.

DULUX-WORDS&PICTURES-GREYSTEEL & WILDMUSHROOM

Wild Mushroom and Twisted Bamboo

Style Lessons: Ceilings don’t have to be white. And pastel shades don’t have to look girly. In this instance the room has been given a global vibe with the addition of some strong typographical wall decoration, a tribal rug and cushion, and some chunky texture.

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Marble Swirl

Style Lesson: Masculine looking furniture and industrial looking accessories can be softened with a gentler shade on the wall.

DULUX-WORDS&PICTURES-LETTERPRESS, BLUECHARM, & PAPERMINT

Letterpress, Blue Charm and Paper Mint

Style Lessons: You can use several shades together in one room as long as you keep the same tone throughout. Or by keeping to the same collection on the paint chart. Just remember to keep everything else in the room low key. Neutral soft furnishings will work best and not overcomplicate the overall scheme.

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14 Comments

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    Arianna Trapani

    May 5, 2016

    such pastel delights I say…. Adore these images!

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      deardesigner

      May 5, 2016

      Right up your street, I’d say hun. xx

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    Katy

    May 5, 2016

    Great post, Carole and loads of great inspo. Love that dark blue wall with the white x

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      deardesigner

      May 5, 2016

      Thanks Katy 🙂

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    Cate

    May 3, 2016

    Oh yes please, these all look lovely, that dark blue with the white is gorgeous!

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      deardesigner

      May 4, 2016

      I love that one too Cate 🙂

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    Jen

    May 3, 2016

    Absolutely love these images, and the colours. They come to life on the brick wall, great post Carole.

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      deardesigner

      May 4, 2016

      Thanks Jen 🙂

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    karen jones

    May 3, 2016

    Can’t beat painted brick walls. If only I could make myself use any colour other than white ! Some lovely combinations here x

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      deardesigner

      May 4, 2016

      White brick walls look lovely too Karen 🙂

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    Becky

    May 3, 2016

    oh yes I quite agree the painted brick looks really lovely

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      deardesigner

      May 3, 2016

      Don’t they just Becky. They seem to show the colours off better than a flat wall. x

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    Kate

    May 3, 2016

    Oh these images are gorgeous Carole – especially all those blue brick wall! Who knew blue on brick would look so good? xx

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      deardesigner

      May 3, 2016

      Not me for sure 🙂 x

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