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Latest Home Projects with Dulux Part 2 | The Ensuite


While working on the DIY laundry that I shared in Part 1 of this series, we were also renovating our ensuite. Previously the space had a very white on white scheme, with grey floor tiles. Wanting to soften the colour palette this time around, I decided to introduce some warm beige hues. I loved the textural finish of the floor tiles, and decided to draw on these colours when choosing the right Dulux paint colour. 

Using my fail-proof method of selecting a range of Dulux Colour Swatches to test in the space, I chose a selection of neutrals from the Dulux Colours of New Zealand range. My shortlist of light beige, grey and greige hues included the following Dulux colours:
  • Opononi Double 
  • Whakarewarewa Quarter 
  • Mangaweka Half 
  • Torere Double 
  • Haast Double 
Because the ensuite lacks natural light, I didn't want to go too dark. Narrowing it down to two of the lighter hues, Dulux Haast Double and Opononi Double, my final  choice was Dulux Haast Double. I loved how it blended seamlessly with the floor and shower tiles, and it provided a soft canvas against the bold black plywood furniture and heating rail. Dulux recommended  a Wash & Wear Low Sheen, which is perfect for the bathroom area, and we paired it with a complimentary white, Dulux Southern Alps for the Ceiling. 

Testing out the Dulux Colour Swatches during the renovation

Styling by Michelle Halford-TDC / Photography by Helen Bankers 

In case you missed it, visit Part 1 of this series to find out about the Dulux Find Your Colour service, a range of helpful options to help you create the right colour theme for your home. 

Walls in Dulux Haast Double -
Trav. Navona Bianco Matt floor tiles and Brick Glossy White wall tiles -
Bathroom Accessories - and

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