Life is a cabaret

Bold colour provides plenty of dramatic impact for this kitchen, which is painted in Resene Cabaret

An example of some of the bold colours cabinetry, ceiling, countertop, interior design, kitchen, room, red, gray
An example of some of the bold colours provided by The Resene Colorshop.

Neutral tones may have been the dominant decorating trend over the past few years, but it's now official bold colours are back in fashion.

The move toward brighter tones reflects a more adventurous approach to colour being taken by both homeowners and designers. For example, red, a popular accent colour, is now being used more extensively on walls and cabinets.


This kitchen is painted in Resene Cabaret, which makes a dramatic contrast to the white benchtops and stainless steel appliances. The paint is used at half strength on the walls.

The Resene Total Colour System makes it easy to choose the right colour for your project. Resene has formulated colour charts and a fandeck of swatches that tell you what works with what. The Range fandeck, for example, features more than 150 different shades that reflect local and international trends. For each colour on the fandeck, there are three suggestions of complementary shades.

An example of some of the bold colours interior design, kitchen, office, room, red
An example of some of the bold colours provided by The Resene Colorshop.

Resene can also help ensure you use the right type of paint. This kitchen features Resene Zylone SpaceCote, a low-sheen, low-odour, waterborne enamel, well suited to kitchens, bathrooms and broadwall areas. It was selected for its durability and even finish.

For further information, visit a Resene ColorShop or phone 0800 Resene (737 363). Or visit the websites: www.resene.co.nz or www.Trendsideas.com.

Feb 27, 2006
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