Favourite Pink Painted Walls

I have collected images of pink walls to entice and intrigue. NEVER would I have thought I’d have a pink wall! Yes it will initially be a tiny slither of a wall in my office but look out boys if I like it it’s travelling to other parts of the house!

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COLORBOND® Shale Grey® and Surfmist®

Pale grey + white = very nice! There is nothing jarring about the combination. It's classic, it's conservative, it's easy on the eye. Below are the Colorbond® colours that have been created for our Australian conditions.

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COLORBOND® Surfmist® and Monument®

Two all time favourites are black and white. Together they are classic, bold and striking. You cannot go wrong with b&w shoes, bags, jackets or houses. The two beautiful colours below have been created by Colorbond® and, I think,  are better than black and white!

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What do you love?

What’s your style? Lots of people say they don’t know …. that’s ok! Most peeps know what they don’t like so that’s a good starting point. From stating what you can’t stand you often are able to figure out what you do like even if it doesn’t get a specific style name! Who wants to live in a categorised box anyway!

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Kinship ~ 2018 Colour Trends by Dulux

Colour + Words ~ well combined SELL. It's true!  Dulux has used words such as Kinship and Essential to name their collection of colours for 2018 released in 2017. It's such powerful stuff. How about the words "The Dulux Colour trends 2018 harness the power of colour to balance the complex challenges of everyday life" ~  Really? Ok let's have some ......

Dulux words ~ Kinship is a celebration of cultural heritage with fresh, contemporary overtures and colours that have been brought together to lift you up and cocoon you in. 

My words ~ Kinship would be really easy to combine and get it terribly wrong! It could be one folksy mess. A few years back Dwell had a Client with 18 colours in the one house! True story. We were called in to 'fix' the problem by making some white. This was a much tougher job than it sounds.  

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*All images via Dulux 

Paying for a Colour Consultation

I am not expensive, I listen to the Client and I take a thorough brief. I look at the orientation of your home, I take into consideration the natural light, your neighbour's homes and your neighbourhood. I am thoughtful in my colour specifications ... sometimes my head hurts thinking about it.

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Saffron Inspired

Sometimes a colour stays with me for days. Saffron is one of them. What a fabulous colour ..... pairs beautifully with shades of browns and dark greys. This week is dedicated to Saffron thanks to a Client who saw the colour in  previous blog. It's not everywhere which makes it even more desirable.

A bit about Dwell South Coast 2016

Our Business - Your Choice

Everything about decorating your home is personal. Do you shop thrifty, buy local, do you like IKEA, is it handmade, is it high end all the way and is it the 'real deal' such as original artwork {see top right of moodboard for local South Coast Artist Becky Guggisberg}. Personally I like to mix it up - oh but having said that i don't buy 'high end'. Anyway it's not about me! 

In a nutshell our business is about helping and guiding Clients through the sea of choices in colour, furniture & home accessories to create a comfortable home that reflects them - easy! No it's not!

Moodboard created by Dwell South Coast

Moodboard created by Dwell South Coast

So what do you, as a Client, choose and what do you buy? You figure that bit out with us guiding you through consultations, receiving our Dwell Decorating Plan or Colour & Interior Specifications Report. Depending on the depth of detail you require & how much time is allocated to your Project, the range of research & travel depends on the cost.  We don't make you buy things - but we have very good reasons for the path we've taken in compiling reports for you & love it when the Client says 'I'm doing it all' !

Winter Colour Palette

In our day job as a Colour Consultants we think about colour all day long and sometimes long into the night...    Creating a colour palette for a home is an adventure, exploring different shades and hues that will work together is often a challenge.  After considering the needs of the homeowners and their lifestyle we also have to think about the precious things within their home that they have collected which tell their story.  But mostly we need to think about how they want to FEEL within their space.  Whether it be a relaxing or inspired space getting it right is crucial.  Below is an colour palette pulled from the picture that inspired it.  Do you have an image that you love that could inspire colours for your interior?  And how would you use them?  Perhaps the white for walls, grey for furniture, red/orange as an accent (cushions) and dark brown/grey for flooring?

Autumn Colours

We are well and truly heading towards winter and surrounded by the beautiful colours of Autumn.  Our moodboard below reminds us that the cooler weather isn't so bad after all and that there is much to admire in the colour palette of Mother Nature especially when it comes to Autumn colours.