Companies team up to offer ‘Perfect Pairings Outside’

03 October 2022


Two of Australia's largest and most trusted brands have created an inspirational tool for homeowners wanting to select the best colours and materials for the exterior of their home.

Perfect Pairings Outside is the lifeline for consumers seeking professional advice on pairing paint colours with bricks, pavers, roofing and downpipes, to achieve exactly the look they want. Light-reflective values for each of the Wattyl Solagard paint colours have been included in response to demand for tips on reducing interior temperatures within the home.

Wattyl and CSR PGH Bricks & Pavers have created seven exterior colour palettes illustrating perfect pairings of bricks, pavers and exterior paint colours for a wide variety of architectural styles and locations.

Architectural styles within Perfect Pairings Outside include modern, contemporary, traditional, heritage and weatherboard.


Combining the strong, deep charcoals of Wattyl Solagard Grey Ember and Colorbond 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 Manhatten East Hampton.


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.


Designed to highlight 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.


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 the natural Australian colour palette.


Inspired by the classic Hamptons aesthetic, this palette has been given a distinct Australian coastal style 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.


The quintessential coastal palette - 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 light and effortless beachside partners.


This uplifting, upbeat palette of washed pinks and greys is equally 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 palette.

Made in Australia, Wattyl Solagard exterior paint has, for 40 years, been the preferred choice in exterior paint, due in part to its use of Total Protect Technology that resists flaking, peeling and blistering - hence its 25-year warranty.

Wattyl Solagard is specifically made for Australia's harsh weather conditions. Available in Ultra Premium Matt, Low Sheen, Semi Gloss and Gloss finishes, it is available nationally from Wattyl Paint Centres, Crowies and selected Mitre 10 and Home Timber Hardware stores.

Bricks remain forever and are the perfect building material for creating the ideal home, not only for their durability and versatility but also for their style, sophistication and timelessness.

CSR PGH Bricks and Pavers is one of Australia's largest clay brick manufacturers.

PGH Bricks are made of natural products and fired at temperatures of more than 1000ºC, so they can withstand almost everything that nature can subject them to without losing their beauty or strength.

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