Kuala Lumpur, 29 July 2016 – Dulux PureAir™ was recently named the Product of the Year 2016 / 2017 for the most innovative product in the paint category in Malaysia. The Product of the Year award is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation that is in over 40 countries and across the five continents.
In Malaysia, the Product of the Year is voted by more than 2,000 households as surveyed in a consumer research study by Nielsen. A panel of judges shortlists the products for each category before Malaysian households votes for the winners.
Upon receiving the news about winning the award, Mr. Indra Laban, General Manager of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei commented, “Receiving this award is a great honour and a prestigious recognition for AkzoNobel. We are especially pleased to have Dulux PureAir™ selected as the Product of the Year 2016 / 2017 and it is particularly rewarding as it was voted by consumers.
AkzoNobel has always kept innovation at the heart of our business and this award is the result of years of dedication to providing our customers with the highest quality paint products. The fact that Dulux PureAir™ clinched the prestigious accolade of being the most innovative product in the paint category is testament to our constant endeavour to help make people’s lives more livable and inspiring through our innovations.”
Dulux PureAir™ is a low VOC, low sheen finish, high-quality paint that comes with fungus resistance, mould resistance and anti-bacterial properties. It is able to neutralize formaldehyde, a colourless, strong-smelling gas commonly used in chemical manufacturing and reduces the amount of VOC in the air, effectively making the air in one’s home as fresh as the great outdoors.
This is why Dulux PureAir™ is the perfect paint to be used in nurseries, children’s bedrooms or playrooms. The desire to nest can be strong when you’re anticipating the arrival of a new baby but you don’t need to move to a bigger home, or even decorate an entire room, to create a special place for your little one to rest. Here are some decorating tips and tricks that will help you carve out a snug spot your baby will love.
In fact, according to a study by AkzoNobel, more than 17% of new parents transform a corner of their own bedroom into a nursery if they’re short of space, while one in 10 parents who already have children get them to share a room.
Sharing with siblings
If your baby will be sharing a room with an older sibling, have some fun and use different colours and patterns for a timeless look they will both grow to love.
Bold horizontal stripes in varying shades of green works well for both boys and girls of all ages, while striking multi-coloured stripes are a great choice for slightly older siblings.
Alternatively, create clearly defined sleeping zones by using different patterns or colours in each part of the room. A few pastel-coloured dots will add interest to the baby zone without over-stimulating your little one, while brighter colours are perfect for toddlers or older children.
Paint a cosy corner nursery
If you live in a one-bedroom flat, a corner nursery is a great way to utilise any disused nook and cranny while providing a cosy sleep space for your baby.
First of all, clear your bedroom of any clutter so you can make an accurate assessment of what you need to do. Is it possible to push the bed up against a wall? Can you replace floor cabinets with wall-mounted shelves?
Once you’ve made space for a crib, choose complementary colours that will help define the baby zone from the rest of the bedroom.
A good trick is to use a warm neutral shade, such as oatmeal, for the adult bedroom area, and a bright complimentary colour on the wall where the crib is. Lavender is a versatile shade that will help keep your baby calm, while adding a sophisticated note to the scheme.
Unify the look by painting wall shelving in the same hue as the wall in the baby zone.
Get smart with storage
With space at a premium, you’ll need to utilise every nook and cranny in your home, so keep new furniture purchases to a minimum.
Instead of a change-table, consider converting some of your wardrobe or cupboard space into a baby-care station. Or place a securable padded mat on top of a chest of drawers for a dual-purpose change-table and storage unit.
For a unified look, paint the shelves and cupboards to match the colour of your little one’s cosy corner. Choose a hard-wearing, wipeable paint if possible that will make light work of unexpected spillages.
For more information on the Dulux PureAir™ or more products, visit Dulux’s website at http://www.dulux.com.my