A fresh year, with a fresh start. As we enter 2024, revitalising the exterior of your home with a fresh colour scheme not only makes a strong first impression for visitors, it also has the ability to increase street appeal – ultimately adding value to your home. To fuel your design thinking, Dulux product and colour experts have developed a host of helpful tips which can be easily applied to any architecturally styled home to make the decision-making process more seamless and result in a cohesive, design-forward exterior.
Dulux exterior trends 2024
The house above is painted in Dulux Weathershield Lime White with a Dulux Jade Blue front door. A heritage mood board for the house is below.
Dulux Colour & Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr says there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to selecting your exterior colour scheme. “Exterior colour selection is a personal choice and often hinges on other existing elements that your home has, such as exposed brick, roofing, downpipes, fascia, gutters, window awnings, decking and stone. “Understanding if the existing material’s colour undertones are warm or cool, or throw a specific colour, is vital to ensure that the paint colour scheme works harmoniously. These relate to the exterior elements that cannot be changed easily.
The house shown above has Dulux Weathershield Terrace White on the weatherboards with Dulux Vivid White trim and Dulux Wentworth on the front door. This has been partnered with Colorbond Shale Grey on the roof and gutters.
Also consider the colour schemes of surrounding properties. “You don’t want to mimic your neighbours’ colour choices, but of course, you want to work in with the streetscape. Once this is determined, select colours that you are drawn to that will work with other elements and features of your home’s exterior. Colour is personal and emotionally connects you to the home, so it’s worth selecting a scheme that you and your family love and that brings the best out in your home,” Andrea says.
The house above is painted in Dulux Weathershield Black Caviar and Lexicon Quarter. A modern mood board for the house is below.
“Whilst neutrals are always the perfect base when it comes to exterior colour trends, we have seen a shift to darker colours – near blacks like Dulux Teahouse, Leadman, Domino, Colorbond Night Sky or Colorbond Monument – being used monochromatically to create impact, moodiness and drama. “Conversely, for homeowners who are inclined to use lighter neutrals for material contrast, there has been a shift away from crisp whites to warmer greiges, such as Dulux Dieskau, Winter Fog, Silver Tea Set and Tranquil Retreat,” Andrea says.
The house shown above is painted in Dulux Weathershield Silkwort, which is just one tone darker than Dieskau and partnered with Colorbond Night Sky
The house above is painted in Dulux Grid with Dulux Snowy Mountains Half for the trim. The roof and gutters are Colorbond Basalt
While colour plays a vital role in your home’s exterior design, the importance of product selection cannot be understated. Dulux Weathershield delivers long life protection, a chosen product used for over ten years by over 250 Surf Life Saving Clubs across Australia who are exposed to the harshest weather conditions -from the scorching hot afternoon sun, pacific winds to sea salt sprays. Dulux Exterior Brand Manager, Brittney Gardiner says “Salts from sea spray can enter building materials through pores and cracks, and can cause parts of stonework or render to crumble. Australian Surf Life Saving Clubs nationwide had a need for quality grade, specifically formulated paint, like Dulux Weathershield for the exterior of their buildings to help mitigate this issue from occurring, which ensures they can operate safely long-term.”
The house above is painted in Dulux Weathershield Silver Tea Set with Lexicon half trim
Achieving the right look and selecting colours can be daunting; these Dulux Weathershield exterior colour scheme tips simplify the painting process allowing homeowners to achieve the perfect exterior look without fear of making a costly colour mistake.
Further information can be found at Dulux Australia
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