During the 90s, we witnessed a generation of decorating DIY-ers, fired up by the designs on Changing Rooms, take up sponge painting. The two-tone paint effect isn’t one of the decade’s most fondly-remembered trends, but there’s a super-appealing new take on the technique that has caught our eye: ombré stripes. These three sunny pastel shades, Rock Candy 6 , Frayed Hessian 1 and Spring-Breeze-5 work brilliantly together, as they share a similar tone and intensity. Just follow our tutorial to see how to recreate it in your home.
If you’ve enjoyed taking a colourful tour through the 90s paints we loved, check out Dulux’s anniversary book , a celebration of the brand’s 90-year history and a deep-dive into the colours that were shaped by each decade’s culture and history. It’s crammed with inspiring imagery from our archives and fun features by contributors including Changing Room’s Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin.