Two of Australia’s most innovative interiors brands are working together to create pairings of colours and materials in surface finishes and fittings for consumers.

The collaboration between Wattyl and Caesarstone, in which a diverse collection of quartz surfaces are paired with paint colours, will provide an inspirational guide to many homeowners looking to update their interiors.

It has created a series of palettes featuring a combination of Caesarstone surfaces and Wattyl paints, paired with metallic tapware finishes from Sussex and door cabinetry from Polytec.

Key to this interior design pairing is the subtle diversity in colour palettes — ranging from crisp whites and softest greys to sublime neutrals and deep, dark charcoals and black. And while neutrals are preferred by most consumers, Wattyl has introduced a few more saturated colours, showing how to use them to the best effect with surfaces and other decorative elements.

The Wattyl/Caesarstone collaboration caters for a wide selection of architectural themes and consumer demographics, from those who want to learn how to create a customised, on-trend statement kitchen or bathroom to those wanting to nail the effortless style and elegance of a colour palette that is perennially fresh.

Linda Hannah, Caesarstone Australia senior brand manager, explains: “The Caesarstone brand has long been recognised for its premium durability and the fact that it resists stains and chipping but we wanted to highlight the fact that these practical features are never at the expense of style and design.

“Open plan living is a feature of most modern homes, whereby the kitchen, dining and living areas meld seamlessly so selecting a colour and finishes palette is more complex than ever. We wanted to help the consumer make the best choice, confident that their selection is based on the knowledge and expertise of professional colour specialists.

“Our collaboration with Wattyl illustrates these inspirational, fool proof design opportunities in a very visual way.”

Sarah Stephenson, colour expert and Wattyl senior brand communications manager, said: “Consumers can lack confidence in their ability to pull a successful colour palette together. They want something that expresses their personality and has the sophistication of a designer-led project but they are unsure of how to get there. This collaboration has enabled Wattyl to give some really creative — and practical — examples of customised colour pairings.”