What’s trending in summer interior colours

Transform your space for summer

It’s summer and the living is easy. Extend that feeling with a seasonal refresh of your interior by picking up a paintbrush and getting creative using Dulux’s summer-inspired Wonder palette.

Dulux Colour Specialist Davina Harper says colour is such a magical tool to transform spaces in the home. “With a focus on celebration, regeneration and fun, the mood for summer should be light and effervescent with a layering of livelier colours to really boost your mood.”

Try bringing the outside in as this living room has so effortlessly done using Dulux Queenstown Hill as the hero wall colour. The shade adds an earthy backdrop to the playful pastels in the decor. The leafy, warm green helps to ground the space, while the top third of the wall and ceiling, painted in Dulux Southern Alps, and the softer nature-inspired hues of the furniture provides a light, summery mood.

For something more eclectic, this home study makes the most of Dulux Motueka to add a cheerful warmth and the perfect backdrop for quirky pastel accessories in colours such as yellow and lilac (like Dulux Tuakau). Just like summer itself, these rooms capture the essence of the season’s optimistic mood.

To explore more colours and order up to four free Large Colour Swatches,visit

Styling: Bree Leech, Photography: Mike Baker

Lounge room artwork (bottom) Trees at the end of a field, Mussane #2 by Samuel Condon, (right) the seeker of treasure retains tranquility by Peter Summers, both from Studio Gallery.

(Left) You’ll find me here by Lindi Forde, from Foreman Framing. WFH Space artwork Something New Something Different by Nick Olsen, from Studio Gallery.

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