Colour Story: making a splash
Melanie Wilson was tired of looking at beige interiors after a bout of house hunting, so when she purchased this ex-state house in New Plymouth, she set about enlivening it with colour. “I love colour – both bright and bold and softer tones.”
Melanie painted the geometric design above the kitchen splashback by randomly placing painter’s tape until she was happy with the design and filling in the sections with Resene Sakura, Resene Moby, Resene Hampton, Resene Paris White, Resene Corn Field, Resene Westar, Resene Rice Cake and Resene Norwester. The splashback tiles are Resene Corn Field and the rest of the kitchen is Resene Half Rice Cake.
If you’re finding it hard to narrow down your colour choices, colour blocking lets you combine your favourite colours in one space. Use the A4 swatches in the Resene ColorShop colour library to see how large swatches of colour will work together.
For a wide variety of colours in a small area, use Resene testpots. You can choose from a huge range of colours without being left with lots of extra paint.
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