Have you seen these Dulux ads at train stations like I have? Or perhaps you saw them on YouTube? I was pretty curious about what the Metallic, Velvet, Linen and Marble paints would feel like on a wall, and I most certainly found out when I visited Space Furniture at 77 Bencoolen Street. Dulux’s certified painters had transformed some of the walls at Space! And I was definitely amazed at what this new range of paints can do! Have a look…
This first wall was painted with the Dulux Ambiance Marble paint…
And my goodness! It doesn’t feel like an ordinary wall anymore. From afar, it looks like it could be marble, and when you get up close, it feels oh-so-smooth! I have no idea how paint can achieve such texture, but I guess you have to be a professional painter in order to do this.
I would consider getting this ‘Marble’ paint if I have a gallery of some sort. It looks very classy and atas, while I want my home to be fun, comforting and down-to-earth. So let’s move on…
Velvet looks very, very good as well! From afar, I may not even be able to tell the difference between the ‘Marble’ wall and the ‘Velvet’ wall. This particular Silver Ice color feels a bit solemn to me. It reminds me of banks and museums. Not quite my personality and not quite what I’m looking for at the moment.
Then there’s the ‘Metallic’ wall…
If you’re into that Victorian-style home, then this might fit right in, with every corner dripping in opulence! :D You’ll probably feel like a million bucks everyday if you use this paint in your home!
But my absolute favorite has to be the ‘Linen’ wall…
Can you see how the criss-cross brushstrokes make the wall look just like fabric? It feels lovely and has a homely, comfortable vibe! I wouldn’t want to try painting the walls in my new place on my own. The level of skill required is beyond me. But Dulux has Certified Painters whom they have trained and audited, and who can do a good job with the Ambiance paints. So go ahead and give them a call.
Don’t you just LOVE how these different textures would suit different personalities? Don’t even get me started on the whole (wide) range of colors they come in! ‘Linen’ is definitely my cup of tea, but maybe ‘Marble’, ‘Velvet’ or ‘Metallic’ is yours? Let the walls of your home shout out your personality in no uncertain terms! :)
And here’s a bit more information about this range of paints…
~ Dulux Ambiance ~
I like that Dulux Ambiance All paints make walls resistant to stains, are easily washable, resistant to mould and fungus, and the colors stay vibrant for a long time.
And because the smell of fresh paint makes me nauseous (I can’t stand the smell of popcorn either, and I don’t know why), I’m happy to note that Dulux has this Paint Happy technology of theirs which research by Nielsen in June 2015, conducted with 110 Singaporean adults (aged 20-55 years old), saw 4 in 5 agreeing that there is virtually no paint smell when walls are freshly painted with the Dulux Ambiance range!
Two more reasons to select the Ambiance paint: it’s water-based, and environmentally-preferred paint (It even has the Green Label!)
If you don’t already know this, painting a typical wall with the special effects paints (e.g. Linen) requires 5 different coats. The first coat is a Dulux sealer, followed by 2 coats of Dulux Ambiance All, and finally 2 coats of the Ambiance paint for the Linen finish.
There are just 4 special effects (Linen, Metallic, Marble and Velvet) but you can tint them to achieve numerous other colors. The possibilities are truly endless!
Of course, you don’t have to paint all the walls in your home with the special effects paint. Some of the walls can be painted with just Ambiance All (in the color of your choice). :)
And you can finally say goodbye to wallpaper!
In our part of the world, wallpaper tends to peel and come off. And there might even be issues like misalignment, curling, overlaps, etc. It’s probably not the best idea for personalizing interior spaces within our hot and humid climate. So it’s great that paint can do that for us! :D
If you’re already inspired, and have an idea of the perfect paint texture or color for your home, read on for details about Dulux’s Instagram Contest!
~ Instagram Contest ~
There’s a ‘Dulux Ambiance Contest’ spanning 4 weeks. Three lucky winners will each win a 2D1N staycation.
All you need to do is upload a photo to your (public) Instagram account, include the hashtag #MyAmbiance & #DuluxSG and describe how that photo inspires you to personalize your space! (*T&Cs apply)
I’ve been told that when you take part, you might even get a little surprise from Dulux’s color experts – maybe an awesome tip or two?
And oh… here’s some inspiration from Brand Ambassador, Nadya Hutagalung:
As for me, I’m in love with this piece of furniture from Space! Spotted it earlier this week:
It’s that kind of furniture you can’t help taking a second glance at because it’s wayyy too interesting. LOL. I like the cherry-red color. And from the color chart I got from Dulux, it appears to have a close match with Ambiance All in the shade “O’Hara”…
Or I just might match it with Linen Leaf or Teal. The red recliner against a leafy green wall would look really outstanding. :D
If you’d like more inspiration, head over to the Dulux Ambiance Page www.dulux.com.sg/ambiance and download the free coffeetable book now! :D
This post is brought to you by Dulux :D