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Adroit paint choices accentuate these private spaces in finely finished interiors

It's hard to overstate the importance of informed colour choices in an interior design – something architects, designers and homebuilders address afresh on every project. Here are three professionally designed spaces where a carefully specified Resene colour choice has made a world of aesthetic difference.

High quality paints add lightness, bring a feeling of formality or relaxation, imply a sense of greater space or even help areas of a large open space feel cosier. The right paint choice also offers durability and protection from the sun, along with ease of upkeep. These private spaces in luxurious homes have all directly benefitted from a Resene paint choice.

First, this Landmark Homes Taranaki showhome features an open plan living, dining and kitchen area primed to capture the daytime sun, while two sets of glass doors to the deck offer wonderful indoor-outdoor flow. 

This home has a particularly user-friendly layout with all three bedrooms having plenty of privacy. 

The large master bedroom – complete with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe – opens onto a sprawling deck and is finished in Resene Half Arrowtown. 

This sedate tone is a classic hue of brown and olive tones, the colour of the local hills. It also goes well with the home's traditional weatherboard cladding.

In addition, another two of the home's four bedrooms are finished in Resene Emerge – a soft, sea-foam green. Read this Trends story here.

Landmark Homes also offers further colour insights in this Resene blog appearing on the Landmark Home's site.


Next, for this guest bathroom, designer Natalie Du Bois made the bold, effective choice to paint the walls, ceiling, doors and shutters all in Resene Clover. 

While this introduces a lot of colour into the space, the surfaces can easily be repainted, leaving open the possibility for later change. 

See why the designer also chose Resene Clover-painted shutters for this space. Read this Trends story.

Lastly, this master suite, part of a new home designed by Masonry Design Solutions, is all about the views, and in particular the outlook to a large neighbouring forest. 

To provide contrast to the suite’s broad use of white tones, a feature wall behind the bed is finished in Resene Nocturnal. 

Besides adding a two-tone aesthetic, the dark tones of Resene Nocturnal also offer a counterpoint to the deep green forest tones seen from the windows. 

The dark tone also accentuates the room’s generous height and its character gable ceiling. Read the Trends story here.

For more information and professional colour advice from informed, friendly staff, visit a Resene ColorShop, phone 0800 737 363, or alternatively head online: www.resene.co.nz

Story by: Trendsideas

23 Aug, 2020

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