Dulux Trade Ultra Matt Helps Brutalist Architecture Shine
A hybrid of retro style and futuristic finishes, this Surrey home is the result of an innovative redecoration using a selection of Dulux Trade products, including Dulux Trade Ultra Matt, Diamond Matt and Diamond Eggshell.
Homeowner Richard Wise approached Dulux Trade Select Decorator, Neil Purrett, looking for a decorative scheme that would bring together the different spaces, while maintaining the integrity and design of the property. The brief was to emphasise and preserve the building's characteristics, which included an open-plan, L-shaped living and dining room, and a Brutalist style, 3D-effect tiled wall.
Following a consultation with Neil and the expert team at Dulux Trade, Ultra Matt was specified in White for the ceiling, to counter light reflections in the open-plan space, while Diamond Matt was applied to the walls. Neil explains, 'Due to the high light exposure in the room, it was essential that a flat product was used for the ceiling, to prevent any reflections from natural or artificial light and conceal any undulations in the ceiling's plaster, ensuring a high quality result.'
About his choice of product, Neil adds, 'Dulux Trade Ultra Matt fit the bill perfectly and was easy to apply using an airless spray unit, while the neutral shades helped accentuate the minimalist aspect of the rooms.'
Another consideration was durability, especially as the interior design involved demands a crisp and clean look, 'Diamond Matt in Pure Brilliant White was chosen for the walls to give the space a striking, minimalist look,' Neil explains. 'As the product is ten times more durable than standard Vinyl Matt, we knew that the finish would last and not become worn over time.'
For the feature wall, Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell was applied in Dusted Moss 3, providing a tough and attractive mid-sheen finish to complement the 3D tile feature wall, and a quick-drying and low-odour solution.
Homeowner Richard added, 'The main aim of redecorating the property was to showcase the building's unique design, and the Dulux Trade products that were selected allowed us to meet and exceed this brief. The ceiling and walls have a crisp, clean finish and, with the subtle accent lighting in the room, look good at any time of the day. Neil's attention to detail and professionalism were first class, resulting in a superior finish and compliments from family and friends.'