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Colour Lookbook: Create An On-trend Statement In Any Room with Perfect Panels

Did someone say wall panelling? It’s the trend everyone’s talking about at the moment. From traditional living room wall panels to contemporary bedroom wall panels, we’re taking a closer look at why more and more people are painting panelling and how you can bring this interior trend into your home.


 

What’s all the fuss about?


When you think painted wall panels, your mind probably drifts to a charming country house or a grand stately home. But decorative wall panels are no longer just for period properties, they’re being admired in modern day homes, too.

Painting panelling is a great way to add character and texture to a room. When decorated in the right colour, you can create a really interesting architectural feature. Wall panelling also serves practical purposes. Did you know they can be used to insulate a room or hide uneven walls?

If you’re feeling inspired, check out these simple wall panelling ideas:

Go for a Jacobean-style grid


While decorative wall panels have a historical feel, they can work beautifully in modern spaces, too. We painted these living room wall panels in Brave GroundTM, our Colour of the Year 2021. The warm, natural neutral adds to the sophistication and grandeur of the wall panelling. 

Dulux UK Brave Ground wall Panel Design Ideas

If you’re feeling confident, why not go a step further and paint the inside of the panel in a different colour? Here we chose energising Cardamom Pod and surrounded it with calming Brave GroundTM.

Dulux UK Brave Ground Cardamom Pod Candels Wall

Try something fun and modern


The wall panelling trend can also be used in a playful way, whether you’re decorating a kids bedroom or designing a home office. We think ribbed painted wall panels are a great choice if you’re after a contemporary space. To help us jazz up this reading nook, we painted the bedroom wall panels in Mineral Mist. The result? A cool and cosy hangout spot. 

Dulux UK Wall panel design ideas reading
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