Habitat plus - villa versatility
With their beautiful character fretwork and corbels, villas are a dream when it comes to devising a colour scheme.
In this country, we’ve never been especially flamboyant in terms of exterior colours for our character homes but your choices can help define both the home’s history and your contemporary tastes.
Did you know: That if you need more help when devising a colour scheme, Resene has a colour consultant service either in-store, on-line or available at home? In fact, one of the Resene colour consultants developed many of the schemes you see in this book. For more information, go to www.resene.com/colourexpert.
The bluish-grey ocean tones of Resene Forecast
on the roof of this handsome villa tops off a solid, grounded scheme, gently contrasted with the serious armour-like Resene Armadillo
on the fascia board, window surrounds and barge board. The watery, ethereal stillness of Resene Half Foggy Grey
does service on the weatherboards, while brave, black Resene Nero
packs a punch on the front door and crisp Resene Black White
highlights the window sashes.
This scheme recreates a classic look that has stood the test of time as a traditional fool-proof scheme for villas. It starts with Resene Brie
as a tasty creamy off-yellow for the weatherboards, joined by the champagne-tinted white of Resene Orchid White
on the fascia board and window surrounds. Resene Rustic Red
gives a warm deep cap on the roof while another, brighter red, the ever-popular Resene Pohutukawa
, glows out from the front door.
In summoning the colours of the night, Resene Nocturnal
stands guard on the roof of this villa scheme. Blue-tinged Resene Loblolly
brightens the weatherboards while Resene Hint Of Grey
is genteel yet unprepossessing on the fascia board – returning to great effect on the detailing, window frames and window sash. Adding pep to an otherwise demure scheme, Resene Arapawa
, a lively teal-tinged blue, is used on the front door.
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