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Ready for Summer: Create a Garden Statement Feature Wall with Dulux Weathershield

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Transform your tired garden into a trend-setting space with Dulux Weathershield.

When summer arrives, it’s nice to enjoy the sunshine in your back garden. If your outside space is looking a little tired, a welcome splash of colour and a well-chosen accessory can cheer things up. There are several great garden wall feature ideas that are simple but incredibly effective. By choosing the right garden wall paint and colour for the walls, you can turn your outdoors into a relaxing spot to unwind. 

Whether you have a patch of patio or a tiny lawn, learn more about how to create garden feature walls with paint or touch up worn-out areas. Here’s how to transform your garden today and make a style statement. All it takes is a tin or two of Dulux Weathershield and a little imagination.

Painting a garden feature wall

For the best garden wall decorating ideas, you have to go back to basics. Picture your garden wall as a blank canvas, then decide which direction you want to take it in. Painting garden brick walls is a quick way to brighten up your outside space, and it can be a simple job as long as you use the right tools and products.

Feature walls aren’t limited to interior design. They work just as well outdoors, too. For a simple, subtle feature design, start with a circle.

All you need to do is cut a piece of string half the width of your desired circle. Pin it to the wall where you want the circle’s centre to be and attach a pencil to the other end.

Hold the string taught and draw a circle. Then, fill in with a contrasting colour. If you’ve opted for a grey garden wall paint – such as Concrete Grey – then Jasmine White is a great choice for the circle.

“Grey is truly versatile and complements a really broad range of tones and spaces. Using Concrete Grey can give your garden a sleek look. Plus, if your garden has paving, choosing a grey for your walls echoes the colour of the paving, making your garden feel more spacious. To soften the finished look, just add some green accessories.” – Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director.

Garden wall painting ideas: relax with restful white

Looking for white garden wall ideas? When you’re not entertaining, you want your garden space to feel relaxing and restful. A slightly off-white shade, like Morning Light, offers a light, bright contrast to tumbling greenery, creating a space that’s inviting and inspiring. To complete the scene, hang a swing chair and drift away in the pages of a good book.

Garden wall painting ideas: stripe it right

Exterior brick wall painting ideas aren’t set in stone. For example, there’s no rule that says you have to paint an entire wall in one single colour. For an Aztec-inspired theme, paint the top half of the garden wall in a neutral hue like Sandstone. Then, cut in with a warm, earthy tone like Tuscan Terracotta, in a striking colour block. Accessorise with lush, tropical leaves and add interest with a well-placed pot of cacti.

Takeaway tip: Go boho this summer and accessorise with ceramic pots, wicker baskets and floor cushions for laid-back outdoor living.

Garden wall painting ideas: cool stone and soft pastels

Languid summer evenings are made for lounging. For a laidback, elegant style, paint the bare brick wall in cool Smooth Flint, then add warmth with weather-beaten wood and a burst of green ferns. Continue the natural theme with wicker seating and give it a feminine finish with soft-pastel furs and blankets.

Garden wall painting ideas: flora and fauna

If you’re stuck for garden wall décor ideas, look to flora and fauna for inspiration. 

You could try a palette that pairs perfectly with the flower petals. Or, create a cool contrast with crisp white. Either way, you’ll have a garden feature wall that’s the perfect backdrop to your outdoor get-together.

Searching for garden brick wall decoration ideas? Finish off the look with an array of pots and containers to instantly add interest and life to your urban space. Just make sure you position plants in the right spot according to whether they like shade or sunshine to thrive. 

Another great garden wall idea would be to plant some climbers that will grow up your painted masonry to create a living wall. 

Dulux Weathershield

Painting the entire garden wall, tidying up tired brickwork – Dulux Weathershield is perfect for all your garden brick wall paint ideas. To get started, you need to clean your walls and treat any areas of mould. We recommend using Weathershield Multi-Surface Fungicidal Wash.

When it comes to choosing your garden wall paint, you need one that protects your wall against heavy rain, bright sun, algae, dirt and mould growth within the paint film, so we’d recommend Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint. It’s formulated with our unique Stay Clean technology to protect against all weather conditions for up to 15 years, giving you the perfect long-lasting colour and finish. Plus, it’s shower-resistant in only 30 minutes – ideal for the Great British weather!

Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection also comes in a textured finish. What’s more, both products are backed by the Weathershield Promise – if your walls peel, flake, or there is mould growth within the paint film whilst you live in your home, we will give you your money back.

More inspiration

You can find more bright ideas for the outside of your home here. If you want to get a head start on getting your garden summer-ready, check out our guide to painting your way to a Mediterranean garden paradise. And when those warm summer evenings eventually return, we show you how you can create an outdoor home cinema in just a weekend here

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