Time to #StayHome, Not Stay Dull


AkzoNobel brings colourful cheer to Malaysians during MCO




We are all aware of the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting parts of the globe, with Malaysia being one of the most affected. As a preventive measure, our government has announced a Movement Control Order (MCO) – in which those who are not involved in jobs that provides essential services, are asked to stay at home and work remotely for the next two-weeks. For most, this is a good opportunity to reconnect with your family and in the good spirit of reconnecting, there are many activities we can take on. These are the times where you’ll be sitting on the couch together, binge watching your favourite series, or even open dusty board games for a game night. From Dulux, the leading decorative paint brand from AkzoNobel, we are suggesting something a little different – take on a décor art project for your kid’s room.




Breathe PureAir!

Health is one of our main concerns nowadays, and with the recent events, you are not to blame for being wary. Luckily, we have an opportunity to introduce you to Dulux PureAirTM. This product is the perfect paint to be used in nurseries, kid’s bedrooms or playrooms as it comes with fungi and mould resistance, as well as anti-bacterial properties to ensure the air remains fresh while you stay indoors. Dulux PureAirTM is able to neutralise formaldehyde, a colourless, strong-smelling gas commonly used in chemical manufacturing and has reduced amounts of volatile organic compound (VOC), essentially making the air in one’s home as fresh as the great outdoors.




Fun Colour Blocking!

Colour blocking is a design trend that purposefully mixes bold, solid colour blocks to create an exciting, energetic space. It is a simple and fun way to get started on a DIY paint project with your kids. Dulux Colour Experts shared some tips and suggest to keep it simple by isolating a portion of a wall for this. For instance, divide a shared bedroom for your kids into half and paint each half of the wall a different colour. Using bright, contrasting shades such as yellow and pink (as per the room-set above) creates a cheery and vibrant environment for the kids.




EasyClean scribbles!

This is a major throwback! Some of us might remember being scolded by our parents for scribbling onto walls and ended up being smacked on the knuckles with a ruler. This time around, we recommend that you encourage it, but not before painting your walls with Dulux EasyClean. Dulux EasyClean is a premium quality washable paint emulsion. It works by providing a unique protective layer that resists tough stains[1], so they can be wiped easily. The protected walls will allow your kids to unleash their creativity and you could even join in the fun to show them how much of a Rembrandt you are.




Play with Shapes!           

The use of circular shapes in cheerful colours instantly adds an element of fun to a kid’s bedroom. This can be complimented further with the use of a soft colour palette as a neutral backdrop, which animates the room while remaining soothing to the eye. To find the perfect colour combinations, you can always use the Dulux Visualizer app, which can assist you with its recommendations. You will be able to create all sorts of looks, varying from a calming look with neutral coloured dots to a playful look with a multitude of colours.




Inspire with Stripes

Dulux Colour Experts shared that painting in horizontal stripes will make a room look bigger with the room-set example above being a good example and is easily executable. The walls of this room are painted with a combination of Dulux’s Bold Damson / 48RR 08/146 and Kenneth Square 90YR 55/051. The colours are a perfect match for one another, with one providing a warm and comforting tone whilst the other provides an airy cream for a soothing contrast. Alternatively, if you would like to explore more on how to create these horizontal stripes, you can always refer to this YouTube video made by us.


With all the suggestions we have provided, we encourage you to get going and make these two weeks a memorable one. Quality time with parents are things that a kid cherishes and remembers. Also, since the Raya festivities are around the corner, this is a great chance for you to spice up the colour in your kid’s room. If you’d like to explore more on the colours brought to you by Dulux, all you have to do is point your browser to www.dulux.com.my


About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com