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How Can I Make My Woodwork Wonderful?

It's not all about statement walls - sometimes you can make the biggest impact with the smallest details


Idea #1 – Get Creative with Brand-New Colours

Pretty Pink don’t listen to the haters: millennial pink isn’t going anywhere, and now woodwork is getting in on the action with the introduction of Pretty Pink to our Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood range. Particularly stylish on skirting when paired with a matching door against a crisp white wall, it’s pretty with plenty of punch.

Mineral Mist also new for 2020, Mineral Mist is a grownup take on sky-blue with a fresh, playful spin. Use it on skirtings or door and window frames in a hallway to lighten and lift the space; or in a nursery for a soothing accent colour to lull a restless newborn to sleep. There’s just one rule: whatever you do, don’t call it baby blue

Willow Tree serene greens will always be in fashion, but it’s time for more minty iterations to inspire our interiors. Say hello to Willow Tree, our latest vibrant green. It evokes all the environs of the forest and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Skirting, doors and frames painted in the hue bring the serenity of a woodland oasis to the comfort of your own home.


Idea #2 – Try These Techniques

Mantel Masterpiece make a masterpiece out of a mantel by painting the wooden fireplace surround. Classic whites and light greys freshen things up, but dark colours are more practical for the purpose, with deep tones concealing the smoke and soot that build up from working hearths.

Perfect Your Panelling install wooden panels across the lower part of walls to create character in featureless rooms and paint them in a colour that contrasts with or complements the dominant scheme. From modern tongue-and-groove styles that offer coastal charm to grand designs that add dramatic effect, additional woodwork is always a good idea.

Design-A-Door don’t have the woodwork you would have liked around your doors? Fake it by painting an ornate design above and around the frame in the same colour, using a traditional wall paint. Only you’ll know it’s not the real deal.


Idea #3 – Work the Trends


Pure Brilliant White will always be the trusted choice when it comes to woodwork, we’re finally getting out of our comfort zone and experimenting. Starkly contrasting colours – like inky-hued accents against crisp, clean walls – can look really striking, bringing architectural detail and warmth into a room, while keeping it light and airy. Pairing a light shade like Rock Salt with, dare we say it, Black, can energise a space, add definition and make smaller areas feel bigger. It’s also a great way to outline a focal point – use it on staircase spindles for instant impact (top tip: display photos in matching black frames for extra style points). Darker colours are more forgiving, so they’re perfect in spaces that see a lot of activity and are more prone to getting nicked and scuffed – we’re looking at you, hallway. Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood is fast-drying and water-based (which means easy brush cleaning); and with a raft of new colours, now’s the ideal time to wow with wood.

Discover more about how to make woodwork wonderful with Dulux. Whether it’s adding a splash of colour to a room with on-trend coloured woodwork, refreshing a hallway with blended colours or adding a touch of luxury with two-tone woodwork, Dulux has a host of inspiration and ideas fit for every room. Visit our dedicated interior woodwork section for more inspiration and how to guides.


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