Pretty pastels

If you prefer soft, subtle colours over bright hues, why not try adding interest to your kitchen with a more considered Dulux colour palette? Whether you feel more comfortable surrounded by warm, muted shades like powder blue and rose or feel happy in the presence of sweeter pastels like lemon, berry and mint, the secret to colour confidence is choosing a palette of two or three colours and sticking to it.

Small touch

Colour doesn't have to end at your walls – even something as simple as painting your existing cabinetry or furniture will add instant pizazz for minimum cost. For a clean, classic look, use a similar shade on both your cabinetry and furniture, or be daring and deck out every chair in a different hue. For the finishing touch, choose accessories in similar shades to your walls – this will help to create a cohesive Dulux colour scheme and anchor the whole look together.