Friday, May 14, 2010

What colour should I paint my Queenslander house?

The exterior of our Queenslander is a mix of maroon, blue and cream, though ideally I'd love to paint it grey and white. Working out just what colours suit a Queenslander home can be a challenge so I thought I'd share a great resource I came across.

When we were painting the interior of our house we were lucky enough to grab a Dulux colour brochure that is specifically designed for traditional homes. I recently went looking for ours only to find it missing. The paint shop no longer seems to stock it however my local guy had one hiding out the back and I have it here in all its glory. The brochure is great as it breaks down the paint trends into period, eg. Victorian, Federation etc.

I've also discovered that there is a link to a similar, updated brochure on the Dulux website. Click here to have a look. It differs however from my pamphlet, which seems to have more colours and bigger pictures to pour over. If anyone out there wants a copy please let me know and I'll scan it for you. Here's a look at one of the pages (crudely photographed by yours truly.)

5 comments:

brismod said...

I like a simple two colour approach. I love the grey and white that is fashionable now. We are toying with a completely white house with perhaps a dark coloured contrasting trim. Hopefully this will take your mind off the sadness you must be feeling today.

Jacinta said...

I have just painted my Queenslander all white. love it!

Kristine said...

Well I got a painter to come and give me a quote, almost two weeks ago and haven't heard back from him yet :-( I went with the sand, red and green... traditional shades....

Randy Arton said...

HI, thanks for sharing nice information.


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Karen G. said...

Hi. Have you decided on the paint? I’m really interested in renovation/home decor because I work for a social media site that’s all about houses/homes and we are about to release an online renovation tool. This may be useful. Just go to http://www.housenet.com.au/

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