Last updated on Dec 31st, 2020 at 12:52 pm

There are plenty ways of reimagining that dull space in a room by using modern techniques to paint, in trendy colours

Dulux Colour Expert, Palesa Ramaisa shares a few simple expert tips, centered on a trending technique – creating the perfect painted arch, using Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground™.

“The launch of Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground is the perfect opportunity to think about being bolder with paint in your home. If you want to update a tired space or add a bit of visual interest to a room, try painting an arch. Painting an arch can help you achieve both worlds”, says Palesa Ramaisa Dulux Colour Expert.

Not only is it a wall-painting technique that allows you to experiment with a two-colour combination, it’s also a clever way to zone your space, creating an interesting focal point.

To paint an arch, you will need a proper gear to make this happen such as:

  • x1 large roller and tray
  • x1 small roller and tray
  • Spirit level
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Ball of string
  • Keys
  • Chalk
  • Masking tape
  • 1.5” paint brush
  • Pins
  • 1x Scissors
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“Creating a simple arch using a paint colour a few shades paler than your wall colour is an effective way of defining the area above a desk or sideboard. Mixing the warm natural tone of Dulux Colour of the Year 2021 with a lighter, complementary shade makes for a smart and subtle two-tone look that would work anywhere”, says Ramaisa.

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If you are looking for more inspiration on clever wall colour ideas using this technique, you can achieve this effect by using the below ways which will help you in bringing a beautiful arch into your home.

Simple and stylish zoning with a paint-effect arch

Ramaisa recommends creating a simple arch using a paint colour a few shades paler than your wall colour is an effective way of defining the area above a desk or sideboard. Mixing the warm natural tone of Dulux Colour of the Year 2021 with a lighter, complementary shade makes for a smart and subtle two-tone look that would work anywhere.

Which colors?

  • Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
  • Light Taupe    90YR 48/062
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Wondering what to do with your bedroom walls?

If you are looking to add depth and interest to your bedroom, create a dramatic feature wall by painting an oversized arch behind your bed in Dulux Colour of the Year2021, Brave Ground. Ramaisa suggests dividing the space with a stripe the same color as your wall, it creates a stylish and inexpensive paint-effect bedhead.

Which colors?

  • Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
  • Llama White   00YY 74/053
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Combining colors and curves with a repeat arch pattern.

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Don’t want a conventional arch on your walls? Ramaisa suggests that you get creative with this wall-painting technique. Paint a series of side-on arches on your wall in toning timeless colors such as one of their ready-made paint palettes that make it easy to experiment with complementary color combinations. Creating interesting curves on your wall, this paint effect will give a graphic, modern look to any room.

Which colors?

  • Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
  • Crème Brulee 00YY 26/220
  • Llama White   00YY 74/053

Clever paint effect idea for an open plan living room

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Once you’ve mastered this wall-painting technique, why stick at just one arch?

“In a large, open space, a series can make a real impact. Here, arches in Dulux Colour of the Year create a feature between floor-to-ceilings windows. Offset against warm ochre walls, they make a striking backdrop for a contemporary kitchen. You can create the same effect using a range of different colours like Brave Ground™, Crème Brulee or Bitter Creek, so be bold and experiment, adds Ramaisa.

Which colors?

  • Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
  • Crème Brulee 00YY26/220
  • Bitter Creek    00YY 21/321

Whatever your inspiration or goal feel free to experiment and create interest with colours that complement or adds contrast to each other.

For tips and colour inspiration, visit the Dulux social pages Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or Instagram.

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