Review: Dulux polished pebble paint

Towards the end of March my husband and I moved from our tiny 2 bedroom flat in South East London to a spacious three bedroom bungalow in Farningham, Kent, where I grew up. Since my grandfather moved into a nursing home at the end of last year my mother has been doing up his house in order to rent it out and make some money to pay for his fees and since my husband and I were considering finding somewhere a bit bigger and more suited to potential family life, we decided to move in.

My mother spent 6 weeks fixing up the bungalow which had gone unloved for several years. The renovation included new ceilings, floors and walls alongside a new kitchen, new front door and even a new roof! It now looks amazing and despite it being filled with boxes of all our junk I am really excited to be here and to be settling into our new home.

I mentioned that the house needed new walls as the old ones had some scruffy wall paper which had been painted over and there were areas of damp which had caused all sorts of issues. The walls were stripped back and re-plastered before being repainted. I was keen to have a hand in the decoration and having been inspired by lots of great interior photos on pinterest I really want to choose a light shade of grey for the walls of my new home.

Having looked through the catalogue provided by the builder of Dulux paint shades I settled on the polished pebble colour in matt emulsion. The Dulux matt product is a smooth and creamy emulsion paint which claims to offer a modern, flat finish, covering up to 32 square meters.

I was not sure how it was going to turn out on the walls as I had only the chance to see a sample swatch so I was a little nervous to see the final look one the walls had been painted, however, when I arrived to inspect it I was pleasantly surprised!

The polished pebble paint is the perfect shade of light silvery grey which really makes the rooms bright and modern. I love the contrast between the walls and the white radiators, ceilings and skirting board. I also really love that it looks different colours in different lights  which makes for a more dynamic look which I find pleasing to the eye.

I am really happy with the Dulux polished pebble paint, it looks fantastic in the house and really adds a seek, chic modern edge to the interior. The only complaint I have about the paint is that because it is a matt emulsion it is easily marked by furniture which we have been shifting around a lot recently since we just moved in. However, I am sure that these can just be patched up and back to being perfect with ease. I award the Dulux polished pebble paint 4 out of 5 stars.



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