Making decorating easy: The Dulux Visualizer App

When it comes to decorating, I’m not usually one to hang around. Patience isn’t my strong point; once I’ve decided I want to paint something, I don’t want to faff around with paint charts: I just want to jump right in and get started. So the Dulux Visualizer App is right up my street, as it makes choosing a colour quicker and easier. Plus, you can do it all from home, without having to go out to pick up paint charts. Download yours today for free on iTunes or Google Play.

I’ve been thinking about adding some colour to our guest bedroom, so I decided to use the Visualizer app to help me finally get it done. I recently sorted through some of my nanna’s old sheet music, and there were a few covers that really caught my eye – I’ve been planning to frame them up as artwork around the house. I chose one of these covers, and used it as my starting point for the new colour scheme.

The Visualizer App allows you to pick colour from anywhere – it could be a rug, flower, fabric, wallpaper, even your favourite ice cream – and it will match it to the nearest Dulux colour. If you don’t want to use the colour matching function, you can browse all of Dulux’s Paint Mixing colours to find your perfect shade. I matched three colours from the sheet music cover, and once these were added to the app’s library I headed upstairs to try them out.

Our guest room walls were all white, and when it comes to accent colours, the whole room was a bit of a mish-mash. I decided it needed a feature wall, so I used the Visualizer App to virtually paint my chosen wall in the shades I’d picked out from the sheet music cover.

I tried blue, coral and a soft brown, and I got the app to show me other options from the same paint chart so I could choose the perfect shade. There are blue accents throughout our house, so I felt that Dulux’s Celestial Cloud 1 was the best option, but I also wanted to include accents of Velvet Truffle 3 ­– a very soft brown.

I love the depth of the Celestial Cloud 1, and how the coral of the cover really pops against it. I painted an “H” and the wooden star decoration in Velvet Truffle 3 to pull the look together. I’ve now got a cohesive colour scheme to work from when it comes to styling up the rest of the room. Building up a colour recipe for the room’s scheme gave me the confidence to layer colours, which is something I’ve struggled with in the past. I’ve got the decorating bug now – I can’t wait to give our living room the Visualizer treatment.

 

 

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Dulux, but all images, options and ideas are my own.

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. October 15, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Wow! What a beautiful colour and it makes your lovely shelf shine. Such a great idea to use the music sheet as colour inspo – I always see items around my home and think to myself that I would love to colour match them so the app is great for that. Gorgeous update x

    • Heather Young November 11, 2015 / 9:43 am

      I’ve got so many music sheets, I was very spoilt for choice 🙂

  2. October 15, 2015 / 10:43 am

    Yes! Love this blue!

  3. October 17, 2015 / 8:04 am

    The blue is absolutely gorgeous. This app sounds amazing too. I love the idea of being able to choose an item as a starting point and then see photos of the finished project.

    • Heather Young November 11, 2015 / 9:41 am

      It’s definitely worth downloading the app and having a play. It’s free and it does make you think in a different way about pulling together a colour scheme…

  4. November 3, 2015 / 8:58 am

    Wow I think I may have found my new toy I will be trying this with every room in my house now! Love the blue, beautiful colour.

    • Heather Young November 11, 2015 / 9:39 am

      It’s definitely rather addictive 😉

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