Chroma is the measurement of the intensity or purity of a colour. It derives from the greek word chroma, meaning colour. The higher a colour’s chroma value, the more intense and saturated it is.
See also: Saturated.
Chromalock is a paint formulation created by Dulux and can only be found in our paints. It’s made from a resin that creates an invisible protective barrier around the colour on your walls, protecting them from the wear and tear of everyday life, meaning your colour will look beautiful for much longer. You can find it in our Endurance+ Matt, Kitchen+ Matt, Feature Wall Matt, and Bathroom+ Soft Sheen paint ranges.
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The confetti effect is a fun and playful polka dot paint technique achieved by painting spots of your wall. Imagine how confetti looks when you throw it and you’re pretty much there! You can place your dots in a random pattern or line them up across the wall, and make your spots as big or small as you like.
Watch our how to video to see how easy it is to create this look at home
Colour of the Year
Every year, we pick a colour that we believe captures the mood of the moment – this is our Colour of the Year. Our global colour team speak to designers, trend forecasters and architects from across the globe to find out what trends are appearing, then come up with beautiful colour schemes and a colour to reflect these.
Find out how to use 2016’s Colour of the Year, Cherished Gold in your home
Cutting in refers to painting hard to reach or fiddly areas that rollers can’t get to with a brush (for example; edges of walls or around light switches and plug sockets). This is usually done before painting with a roller.
Also see: Angled Brush
Dulux Cupboard Paint is specially designed to give your cupboards a new lease of life. It’s 10 times tougher than our conventional water-based satin paints, which means it’s hard wearing enough to stand up to everything that daily life throws at it! It’s a self-undercoating and water-based paint, which means it’s quicker and easier to apply with no need for a primer, and will dry quickly – so you can get on with cooking up a storm.
Find out more about our Cupboard Paint
Colours which work together in a scheme and bring out the qualities of one another.
Cornice / Coving
An ornamental molding around the wall of a room, just below the ceiling.
Colours that lie opposite each other on the colour wheel. For example green and pink, or yellow and violet.