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“A beautiful exterior sets a welcoming tone for guests – and can also increase your home’s value and saleability,” said Andrea Lucena-Orr, colour expert at Dulux. “Paint can do extraordinary things for the look of your home. It’s quick, DIY-friendly and can save you a huge amount on expensive exterior upgrades.” Here are some tips for sprucing up your home’s exterior: 

1. All you need to get started are the right tools and a couple of free weekends. “Sprucing up your verandah and façade are generally bigger DIY jobs than re-painting your interior as there are several elements involved, such as walls, decking and window frames.” 

2. Choose a colour scheme. “As a rule of thumb, a palette of either three or four colours works best for exteriors. Greys have been on-trend for a while, but they’re far from your only option. Earthy blues-greys, greens and greiges are emerging as key neutrals that work beautifully with natural materials such as timber and stone – a perfect choice for outdoors.” 

3. Create wow factor with brights. “A focal point draws the eye and adds personality to your exterior. Painting your front door in a bold hue, like a striking aqua such as Dulux Oasis Spring, is a great way to achieve this – plus it sets a relaxed, inviting tone.” 

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4. When choosing an exterior palette, it’s important to factor in your home’s architecture and the colours in your surroundings to create a sense of harmony. “Consider the colours in your garden as well as the colour on your roof, driveway and decorative features such as tiles.” For more DIY project tips and information, visit www.dulux.com.au

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