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Two tone ideas and rolling effects

This simple two-tone wall is created by using a paint roller for a casual take on the traditional dado effect. No need for masking tape, just freehand your way across the wall. It was created by James Dunlop Textiles using Resene Merino at the top, with Resene Madison below.

Dado line - roller effect

Walls painted in two distinct shades of green

Blue room: This roller dado line is created using a base colour of Resene Merino with Resene Madison on the bottom, rolled roughly along the edge.  Green room: The top half of this wall is in Resene Pewter and lower half in Resene Karaka. The floor is Resene White Pointer.

Go with the tide

If there's one super-simple way to make a room look distinctive and indulge a love of two colours, it's to paint one half of the wall one colour, and the other another. The colour split can go across the wall or up it, and can be close to the floor or to the ceiling. A tried and true proportion to use is one third to two thirds. Go one step further by adding a whimsical stencil.

A room divided by red and pink paint colours

A calming earthy green relaxation room

Pink and red room: This battened wall uses Resene Soothe on the top half of the wall and Resene Red Oxide on the bottom half of the wall and floor.  Green room: The upper wall of this zen relaxation room is in Resene Eagle and the lower wall in Resene Waiouru. The floor is in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash and the skirting board is Resene Ottoman.

Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash

updated August 2021
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