Selecting an exterior colour scheme can be a difficult task, but there are a few simple rules that you can use to ensure that your home has the look that you want.
Depending on the age and style of your home, you may find it easiest to stick to Colorbond colours, which are offered in Dulux’s Duralloy powder coat range. This is the best way to get an almost identical match in a long-lasting finish with a 10 year warranty.
Always select a contrasting or matching colour for your aluminium – near matches or clashing colours will never create a look that appears considered or well thought out. A contrasting colour will give emphasis and definition to the architecture of your home, while a matching colour will draw greater attention to the functionality of your aluminium as well as the light, including shadows cast by your installation.
Likewise, contrasting colours within your aluminium, for example, white blades and a dark frame, draw attention to the structure and make it a feature of its own.
If you want to use bold colours on your home, remember that this is better done with paint, as it is far easier to re-paint than to change the colour of your aluminium, particularly as louvres have so many moving parts. Better yet, bring colour in through accessories and planting.
Ensure you look at swatches of the real powder coat product in the light outside your home – do this at different times of the day as well. You can order free Dulux powder coat samples from Dulux Powders to help make a decision.
Don’t forget that your landscaping will be primarily green in colour. Tropical greens really pop when set against a dark background – think navy or charcoal. From the Colorbond range, Monument is a popular contemporary choice. Our Studio Series Super Roof 200 opening louvre roof is available in Monument.
Other popular colours soon to be included in our Studio Series range are Colorbond’s Surfmist as well as Pearl White and Citi.