Feature wall living room with Simply Refresh Overtly Olive

My Colour Story: How I quickly gave my living room a makeover with Simply Refresh

Got an afternoon to spare while the kids are at school? According to content creator and photographer, Cathryn Wood, that’s all you need to transform your entire living room with the new Dulux Simply Refresh range.

Cathryn and her husband have an open plan living and dining room and wanted to add some colour to a completely white room. However, they lacked the time to fit any decorating into their busy schedule.

“We used Simply Refresh as it's one coat! That meant I could redecorate in an afternoon while our youngest is at Nursery”.

Like Cathryn said, Dulux Simply Refresh is a premium one-coat paint. And it’s available in two ranges, Simply Refresh One Coat for a whole room a makeover, and Simply Refresh Feature Wall for when you want to make a statement.

Both come in a stunning selection of colours and are backed by the One Coat Guarantee*, promising to give you coverage in a single lick of paint.

Which One Coat colour caught Cathryn’s eye?

“Our home needs to feel calm among the chaos and be able to keep up with our busy family life”.

Cathryn chose Overtly Olive from the Simply Refresh One Coat collection, as greens are naturally calming colours and can make your surroundings feel soothing.

“I am extremely inspired by nature in everything I do, so green was an obvious choice. And we have a lot of pink tones in our house so I wanted a colour that would complement that”.

“Overtly Olive was the perfect shade of green. Warm enough to work in a big space, but light enough to keep the airy feel we like in our home.”

What did Cathryn think of Dulux Simply Refresh?

Cathryn told us that Simply Refresh did exactly what it said on the tin, “it was so simple! I prepped the area with tape first and covered over the sofa and floor, and then it was straight onto painting.”

And she was just as pleased at how quick the whole project was to complete, too.

“I started at 1pm and had it completely finished before 3pm. Once I got to using the roller it went on so quickly!”

Cathryn even had time to treat her family to pizza and movie night! The perfect ending to an afternoon of decorating. 

Want to start your own #SimplyRefreshProject?

If you’re itching to pick up your paint brush but pressed for time, why not explore our Simply Refresh range and try it for yourself?

You can watch Cathryn’s transformation on her Instagram page @littlepaperswan for inspiration or we have plenty of colourful ideas over @duluxuk

Don’t forget to share your own Colour Story with us using #SimplyRefreshProject

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