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As Australians continue to embrace their outdoor spaces, it has become even more important to create cohesion between indoor areas and exterior colour palettes.

This is why Wattyl and PGH Bricks & Pavers have collaborated to create seven new colour combinations that unite both areas of a home and reflect modern material choices.

Perfect Pairings Outdoor is perfect for consumers seeking professional advice on pairing paint colours with bricks, pavers, roofing and downpipes, to achieve exactly the look they want.

Wattyl and CSR PGH Bricks’ new exterior colour palettes illustrating perfect pairings of bricks, pavers and exterior paint colours for a wide variety of architectural styles and locations.

The perfect paint colours for brick homes, in fact.


Connecting inside and out


When looking for exterior colour schemes for brick homes, Wattyl’s Brand Marketing Manager, ANZ, Devina Glenzendorf, suggests that it makes sense to be inspired by the interior.

She adds that outdoor kitchens are one of the most popular upgrades to a home, with the exterior version often being an extension of the existing interior kitchen.

“To create a sense of cohesion and flow, the colour scheme is carried from one to the other, especially in terms of cladding, work benches and cabinetry,” she says.

This is just one reason that more Australians want colour combinations that unite their outdoor entertaining spaces with indoor reflective zones to create a whole, cohesive scheme.


Latest trends


The latest looks are bold and beautiful, says Devina. “The bold, dark colours of deepest charcoal and rich black are teamed with burnished coppers – with grounded neutrals used to create a contrast,” she says.

Devina also highlights a return to beautiful muted earthy hues inspired by our natural environment, from eucalyptus green and sage to the raw earth ochres and tans.

“Whites will always be popular – for their light-reflective qualities and ability to make smaller areas look larger.  But we are now far more motivated by warmer neutrals and tone on tone colour schemes,” she says.

Texture remains a consistent driver in new style combinations, especially with brick homes.


The pallettes 


When matching paint colours to complement brick, these palettes are the perfect starting point. Use a Wattyl paint colour chart to find the right colours for your brick home and create the perfect blend.


Urban Palette

Urban – This combination combines the strong, deep charcoals of Wattyl Solagard Grey Ember and Monument with PGH Bricks Alfresco Espresso. Beautiful, earthy contrasts are introduced in the form of Wattyl Solagard Magic White and Lavish Tan plus PGH Bricks Manhattan East Hampton.


Modern Palette

Modern – This is a slick, tonal palette of greys from the deep neutrals of Wattyl Solagard Pitchstone and PGH Bricks Dark and Stormy Whirlwind to the tailored contrast of Wattyl Solagard Cold Rush and PGH Bricks Morada Gris. The richness of Wattyl Solagard Black Tied anchors the palette and is topped with the elegance of Monier Roofing’s Madison tiles in Soho Night.


Mid-century Palette

Mid-century – This pairing highlights the structural elements of contemporary design, featuring a combination of white (Wattyl Solagard Dobson), charcoal (Wattyl Colorbond® Nightsky® and PGH Bricks Dark and Stormy Zephyr, plus the sophisticated PGH Bricks Morada Nero Gloss and the beautifully grounded neutral of Wattyl Solagard Safe and Sound. The on-trend slate look of Monier Roofing’s Urban Shingle tiles in Titan provides the finishing touch.


Natural Neutrals

Natural Neutrals – Inspired by nature and designed to blend with the landscape, this exterior palette combines the muted earthy hues of Wattyl Colorbond® Pale Eucalypt® and Solagard Light Earth, alongside Dhimba. The beautiful natural texture of PGH Bricks Essentials Heathwood, accompanied by the cool muted grey of PGH Bricks Morada Ceniza Linear, strikes the balance between traditional architecture and the beauty of natural Australian colours.


Hamptons Palette

Hamptons – Reflecting the classic Hamptons aesthetic, this palette has been given an Australian coastal twist with the ocean blue of Wattyl Solagard Mystic Blue teamed with the fresh, crisp white of Calcium and the warm, soft grey of Bubbling Mud. Complete the look with PGH Bricks Simply Hamptons Breeze and Fresh White, plus Wattyl Colorbond® Dune®.


Coastal Palette

Coastal – The quintessential coastal palette this combination pairs the classic white of Wattyl Solagard Astor White, the beachy blue of Kinfolk and the soft, grey hues of Wattyl Colorbond® Dune®, reminiscent of weathered driftwood and ocean-worn pebbles. PGH Bricks Coastal Hamptons Washed White paired with PGH Bricks Morada Blanco are the perfect beachside partners.


Whimsical Palette

Whimsical – This uplifting palette of washed pinks and greys is well suited to coastal and urban locations. The dusky pink of Wattyl Solagard Tombola alongside the soft, cool tones of Soft Apparition creates a sense of whimsy, with the cool hue of Feather Dawn introducing a fresh contrast. PGH Bricks Botanicals Sandalwood and the chalky texture of PGH Bricks Zen by Nature Salt add softness and natural texture to this dreamlike combination.


About Wattyl Solagard


Made in Australia, Wattyl Solagard exterior paint has been the preferred choice in exterior paint for 40 years, due in part to its use of Total Protect Technology that resists flaking, peeling and blistering. Its time-saving self-priming formula is 100 per cent acrylic and is resistant to chalking and fading.

Discover more of perfect pairing outside at PGH Wattyl here.

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