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Live Chat with Dulux Amazing Space: How to find your style

Emmeline Westin
3 years ago

You've decided to decorate your living room. You know you would like to go for a blue-grey colour scheme, but then what? What type of furniture should you get? And how will your furniture match the soft furnishings?

Finding your style can be tricky, even though there's so much inspiration out there! Luckily, the Dulux Amazing Space team have offered to help.

If you need the design team to take a look at your design dilemma, offer some industry advice and give you some support, join the Live Chat on the 20th of March, from 10am-1pm. The experts will steer you in the right direction and will assist in finding your style. It doesn't matter if you're looking to update your living room, bedroom or kitchen - all questions are welcome!

The Live Chat will start March 20th and will run between 10am - 1pm. Feel free to post your questions below and the design experts will answer them in the chat (you don't need a new link, the live chat will take place on this thread)!

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Comments (91)

  • Sazz

    Good morning, we are thinking of laying this carpet in our living room. What colour or colours would you advise for the walls? It is a south facing, sunny room close to the sea. Our theme is "Scandi seaside".

  • PRO
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    Hello @NicolaGreenwood

    It sounds like you have some big projects on your hands, hopefully I
    can lighten the load a little by giving you some good ideas for inside your
    fireplace.

    The
    fireplace is a great find, so my first idea would be to tile the inside of your
    fireplace with some patterned tiles to make your log burner stand out and make
    it more of a feature within the room, it would also be very practical with the
    heat produced.

    The blue
    tones of the walls with the brick is actually a lovely colour palette, so look
    for tiles that have the colours of the two to really tie the whole scheme
    together. Using Gold and Bronze tones in accessories would really set this room
    alight, so try combining these with the use of natural materials and glass to
    complete the look.

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    Hi @Sazz

    With the room being South facing you could comfortably opt
    for a cool colour palette, so picking out the Blues would be an obvious choice
    to fit in with your ‘Scandi Seaside’ theme. I would suggest Blueberry White as
    this is a great colour that would really fit with your location near the Sea
    without being too clichéd. If you don’t want to paint all the walls the same
    colour you could team this with White Mist to complement the overall look.

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    Next we have @loza_hackney

    I have a 1940s property that I would love to change the feel
    of. I love the Swedish fresh and light / clean look but don’t want to take out
    the picture rails or remove any of the original doors. Can you make any
    suggestions please?

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    Hello loza,

    Having a
    picture rail within your space is a wonderful feature as this allows you to use
    the natural break to experiment with colour in the room. Additionally having
    the original doors of the property is a beautiful feature to keep.

    You could combine
    two tones using a darker colour below the picture rail and a lighter above that
    flows on to the ceiling, giving the illusion of more space. A greyed green such
    as Sea Urchin 3 below with either Sea Urchin 5, or Dusted Moss 4 above would
    look great.

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    above in a complimentary paint colour.

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    Hello @hrossgale

    I would recommend using neutral
    paint, just to tone down the interior, and also you won’t have to worry about
    colours clashing together. It will work in harmony with your artwork and
    heirloom quilt. A neutral colour will also complement your old pine floor as
    well as the exposed grey stone. The colour I would recommend for this is Crispy
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    I would then recommend getting some additional
    accessories, i.e. vases, candle holders, cushions or curtains in deep rich
    colours of red, green or yellow to match what you have already.

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    Hi @JessYates

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    Alternatively a translucent white
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    Next we have @JarekLuczynski who
    has a couple of questions for you Dawn.

    Hi, Could you help me please...

    1. One of my bedrooms is really small
    (3.7x2.3m). Is there any way to paint a wall/walls or use wallpaper so the room
    will feel bigger?

    2. Second question is about my living room (with
    open plan kitchen 4.4x5.4m). I would like to avoid the "traditional"
    way of furniture layout: sofa on one side, tv unit on the other. Where can I
    get some inspiration about the living room without TV unit and TV at all? Thx.

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    Hello @JarekLuczynski

    With
    regard to your 1st question; painting the walls and ceiling in the
    same colour to blur the boundaries between both surfaces willow allow your eye
    to travel upwards making the ceiling feel taller. Utilising one colour in the
    space blends all architectural features together so that your eye isn't suddenly drawn to one area. Using Dulux Light and Space paint will also help as
    it reflects up to twice as much light as a standard emulsion wall paint.

    Additionally
    hanging mounted mirrors close to the light source will help to bounce light
    around the room to make it feel bigger. Go for a simple blind for the window to
    create simple linear lines within the space. Curtains stop the eye from taking
    in the view outside, so by choosing a blind which is the same colour as your
    walls will give the room a seamless finish.

    With
    regard to your 2nd question; don’t be afraid to pull your sofa away
    from the wall, and use a sideboard or console table behind it to create a
    natural break within the two spaces. Having your sofa’s opposite one another
    encourage social moments of communication rather than watching TV. Use your
    fireplace as a focal point rather than the TV so that the space feels balanced
    and visually stimulating. If you do opt for a TV in your lounge, paint the wall
    behind it in a darker colour so that the dark TV silhouette blends in with the
    wall behind, and surround it with plants to really soften the look.

  • Emmeline Westin

    Next is from @ViolaMansaur who asks…

    Hi this is my first floor. I am trying to create a layout for
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    Hi @ViolaMansaur

    This looks like a really great layout. It appears as if you have created
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    functional place to live. It looks lovely and as though you have really thought
    about how people will move from one zone to the next.

    As for the colour, grey is a timeless
    colour that happens to be very on trend. Try Grey Steel 3 or Potters Clay 3 as
    these would be perfect shades to use. If you want to introduce an alternative
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    Just a reminder to you all to keep refreshing your screen to see the latest questions and answers from Dulux Amazing Space!

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    Next we have @timwearden who says

    I have a large room 28' x
    15' and need some help in deciding how best to decorate and furnish it. I am
    looking to downsize in the near future and want this room to appeal to as many
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    What would you suggest?
    It is currently divided into two areas. A gym area and a TV lounge area. I also
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    Hello @timwearden

    It sounds like the size alone is a great selling point! Potential
    buyers like to visualise themselves living in a property so depending on the
    other 2 rooms you have it might be a good idea to transform this space into a
    dining/family space as this is what a lot of people strive for in a modern
    home.

    Ensure there are homely elements within the room, rather than aiming
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    Hi @JaneCunningham

    If the dining side of the room is dark you could use Dulux Light and
    Space Cotton Breeze as this is a soft light Blue and will help to reflect twice
    as much light around the room. You could then introduce a warmer shade like
    Blissful Blue to the living area as this has sufficient light levels to go a
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    this helps to give a cohesive feeling to both spaces. Complement with accessories
    in Blues, Soft Greys and even a small amount of Muted Green to finish the look.

  • Emmeline Westin

    And now for our final question of the day from
    @ElaineHobson

    I have a second floor north east facing living room with French
    doors and a largish window. It's currently painted dark red to make it cosy
    rather than struggle to make it light. But I'm bored with the room and would
    welcome any new ideas!

  • gilkybean42

    No ideas for me on a themed room, perhaps?

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    Hello @ElaineHobson

    As your living room gets a lot of morning light but no afternoon
    light I would suggest keeping with warm colours to retain the cosy feel.
    Replacing the red with a rich teal colour, such as Teal Touch or Teal Tension,
    would work really well as this colour will create a great backdrop for any previous
    red accessories you may have. If you wanted to update your accessories these
    colours will look stunning with any gold or brass light fittings and mirrors.
    Keep your ceiling and trim white, and look at soft greys or walnut colours for furniture.
    By having lots of oversized broad leaf green plants by the window the colour
    scheme will flow harmoniously within the space.

  • Emmeline Westin

    That’s it for today! We hope you have found it useful and its
    inspired you with your projects. Sorry to those of you who we have not yet had
    a chance to respond to today. We will be asking the Dulux Amazing Space team to
    look through the unanswered questions this week and get back to you. We hope
    you’ve enjoyed today’s Live Chat and thanks to Dawn from Dulux Amazing Space
    for her time.

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    Thanks everyone for taking part, it’s great to see so many
    of you interested in our new service. As Houzz have said the Dulux Amazing
    Space team and I will cover all of the unanswered question throughout this
    week. For any future design help don’t forget to visit our website.

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    Hi @Emmathecat1

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Grey is a great choice as it is very on trend at the moment and
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  • PRO
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    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
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    Green, this way they can both put their own stamp on their space, and add their
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  • PRO
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    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
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    It sounds like you are open to making a statement when it
    comes to your interiors, so why not try a rich blue feature wall to contrast
    your blood red sofa and perfectly compliment the Mocha Colour in the rest of
    your room. DH Oxford Blue from our Dulux Heritage collection would work
    perfectly to create a wow factor on a feature wall.

    The Heritage range, evolved from painstaking research in to
    authentic historical pigments, is a beautiful range of colours which will
    produce stunning results in any property. From delicate blues, influenced by
    natural pigments, to rich golds derived from Italian marble, these colours
    provide definition and character. Follow the link below to explore this
    colour range further.

    http://www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/colours/collections/heritage

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    Hello @Penny Lane-Smith

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    What a beautiful home you have! As a nod to the heritage of
    your property I would recommend using a paint from our Heritage collection. The
    Heritage range, evolved from painstaking research in to authentic historical
    pigments, is a beautiful range of colours which will produce stunning results
    in any property. From delicate blues, influenced by natural pigments, to rich
    golds derived from Italian marble, these colours provide definition and
    character.

    I would suggest DH Salmon as this is lovely warm colour that
    will work well in your traditional space.
    Powder Colour is the perfect neutral to compliment the darker Salmon.
    Bring in your favourite red hues through accessories and soft furnishings to
    finish the look.

    If you would like to go for a dog friendly paint, choose to
    get your colour mixed in an Endurance finish. Dulux Endurance is an
    exceptionally tough paint. Its Diamond Tough formulation is 20x tougher than
    standard Dulux Matt, and washable without the colour fading, so your home stays
    looking great for longer.

    Follow the link below to explore the Dulux Heritage range
    further.

    http://www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/colours/collections/heritage


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    Hi @Petrina Wolff

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    We're not sure what US regulations are, as we are a UK based
    company. In the UK there needs to be a 300mm cabinet (minimum) either side of
    your cooker. You will also need to consider that you may need to have your gas
    and/or electric redirected. Also, in closing up your large window you should
    first consider how this will affect the natural lighting in your space, as
    natural lighting has a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your kitchen. If
    your space has no other windows, you might consider another direction. Most
    kitchen companies will come and survey your space before any fittings are made.
    A lot of companies will also design the layout of your kitchen for free.

    Good
    luck and let us know how you get on!

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    Hi @gilkybean42

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    It sounds like you have a fun scheme in mind! In order to
    create a compromise with the two contrasting themes I would suggest that you
    opt for a neutral base on all your walls and introduce pops of colour to add in
    some fun. Try Dulux Banana Dream 2 in the recesses of your window (see photo)
    as well as using colour on your doors. You could even add this to your picture
    rail, to give a flash of colour around the top of your room. Balance this with
    Vanilla Mist 4 on the rest of the walls.

    Instead of a mural, why don’t you consider adding some black framed
    prints to highlight your interests? Then you could display precious Lego models
    and a combination of transport items which will look great displayed on some floating
    shelves, giving you some extra storage too. This will ensure the whole room has
    a ‘novelty theme’ but isn't too overpowering for your female guests.


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    Hi @ Sio McN

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Although wooden flooring would look lovely with your new
    bathroom scheme I would suggest it is probably wise to avoid in such a humid environment.
    Have you thought about purchasing specialist bathroom wooden flooring? This way
    you can still get the look you desire whilst ensuring you avoid damage. Alternatively
    there is a large variety of vinyl and ceramic tiles available in a wood finish –
    just ensure you go for a good quality product to ensure it looks as close to
    the real thing as possible.

    Let us know how you get on!

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    Hi @tellytelly

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Those white bricks that are featured in your wall look
    absolutely beautiful, so I would suggest to pick colours to paint your exterior
    woodwork to complement them. For a real contemporary look, I would choose a
    mid-grey tone to paint over your woodwork (so everything that has the green hue
    at the moment). Dulux Weathershield Exterior Quickdry Satin in Gallant Grey
    will work perfectly and is ideal for exterior surfaces. Alternatively, if you
    are going for a warmer look I would go with the same paint in Celtic Cream which
    is a warm mid beige tone.

    We'd love to see some photos when its finished.

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    Hello @Lisa Halverson-fry

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Greys and purples look great together, so it seems like you
    already have a good base to start with. To lighten the room I would suggest
    keeping all of the walls in the same grey tone and using the purple as a pop of
    colour through the accessories. For a lighter look try Dulux Rock Salt on all
    of your walls. This is a lovely light grey that will make your room feel more
    relaxing and spacious.

    Choose the paint in a soft sheen finish to reflect light even
    further around the room. This new colour will work perfectly with your existing
    furniture and help your rug to stand out.

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    Hi @annemorant

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Paint is a simple and effective way to transform your space.
    Dulux satinwood is perfect for painting over woodwork. Satinwood gives a more
    contemporary feel and a cool neutral like Dulux’s White Cotton is a great
    choice and will work well with any existing colour palette.

    We’d love to see some ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos once you completed
    it!

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    Hello again @nina1_ok

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    What a beautiful space you have! To create a luxurious
    opulent atmosphere I would definitely suggest adding the curtains. Have you
    thought about placing them on the outer edge of the bay window though, and
    create a cosy corner with perhaps a luxurious buttoned Ottoman or bedroom chair
    by the window? It could become a ‘hidden’ space to relax and enjoy.

    It would be great to paint the wall behind the bed in a deep
    grey such as Dulux Night Jewels 3, this will give you the
    feature element and still keep it neutral so it matches with your curtains and new
    white wardrobes. I would definitely suggest adding a matching white dressing
    table if you can.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi @lexoo2020

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Have you thought about using paint to create some feature
    elements on your wall? This way you can introduce your favourite colours in the
    room while creating some beautiful décor. You can paint a hexagon pattern on
    one of your walls as shown in the video below; just replace the colours with
    the ones you like and that will complement your room’s colour scheme.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSLT9XYkdO4

    Alternatively, how about making a collage of your favourite
    pictures in frames of various sizes and colours? This way you can include all
    your favourite moments and people in your room while still styling your space.
    The image below can give you an idea of how to mix and match to create the
    perfect look!

    If you would like some extra storage, why don’t you try some
    floating shelves? You can decorate them with your favourite accessories, and by
    adding a pop of colour on the edge, as the picture shows below, you create
    interest in your room in a subtle way.

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    Hello @Kathryn Stephens

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in
    responding to you, we are just getting to grips with Houzz so it has taken us a
    little longer that we would have liked to get back to everyone.

    Your house has a great shape to it so there are a few options you have. If you wanted to give it a
    total contemporary makeover you could look at adding some wood cladding and
    repaint the render, a bit like this great example from @Proctor Watts Cole Rutter

    Alternatively, if you simply wanted to repaint it then you could opt for a contemporary colour from the Dulux Weathershield range like Concrete Grey, or opt for a more traditional colour such as Green Ivy from the same range. Both would provide an interesting contrast to the white of the windows. Then add in some interesting planters, so perhaps box hedging across the front, and consider also painting the wall at the front of the drive.

    We'd love to see the finished photo's when you've completed it.

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    Hi @Nicola
    Greenwood
    , thanks for coming back to us about the tiles for your
    fireplace. We asked one of our Dulux Design Experts, Hannah to research into
    this for you. Hannah has found you some beautiful patterned tiles that she
    feels would work wonderfully in your scheme. These tiles all have a really
    modern feel and would co-ordinate seamlessly with your existing wall colour, or
    you can simply use them as inspiration for a new look.

    When choosing tiles,
    make sure they are suitable to go in a fireplace environment. When looking at
    colour and pattern, we would recommend that you pick them with a limited colour
    palette on them of up to 3 colours, making it easy to update the scheme again
    in the future, whenever the mood takes you!

    We have included some
    suggestions for you below:


    http://www.firedearth.com

    https://www.wallsandfloors.co.uk


    When choosing tiles, make sure they are suitable to go in a fireplace environment. We would suggest tiling the inside of your fireplace in a patterned tile
    and either keeping your existing terracotta tile hearth or choose a dark marble
    contrast to really make your fire place pop!

  • vespin
    @ penny lane smith... We live in a 16th c cottage which is dark, previously painted white but ended up very dull. We got inspiration from watching 'Indian Summers' and went for deep contrast of a deep pink (Dulux origin summer Coulis) with a contrasting (dulux origin birds egg) .. Similar to your scheme for hallway, and de- cluttered the space. Strange the deep colours make the furniture light up and the room feels more cosy. Suggest you de- clutter your space and go for lighter furniture .. You can paint what you have with chalk based paint and wax/ light varnish.

    We are yet to change the lights but hopefully you get the idea!
  • L M

    We have just finish decorating our bedroom, painted in Dulux Heritage Potter Pink/marble white paintwork. Its a period house with a large bay window which we have ordered shutters for ( white also). Carpet we have chosen is a soft pewter colour. We previous had Marharani dark furniture but would like a change, I still feel dark would suit the room better but maybe a painted furniture ? just not sure on colour. Some suggestion on soft furnishing would be helpful too. Carpet not down in this pic.

  • Dawn Laverty

    I am about to have a new kitchen fitted with Matt white top units and navy blue base units.
    Im looking at tranquil dawn for between the base and wall units, and am looking for suggestions for a complimentary colour for a wall which has no units on it at all.
    I don’t want anything too dark.
    Thank you.

  • E D

    Hello Dawn

    Can I suggest you start a new thread, preferably with photos of your space(s)?

    People here can then advise you better.

    This is a three year old thread.

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