Living la dolce vita

Warm neutral colours enhance the interior
A view of some interior paints from Resene. fireplace, floor, flooring, hearth, home, interior design, living room, room, wood burning stove, gray, brown
A view of some interior paints from Resene.

To retain the European character, natural earthy tones were specified for several rooms and passageways. These include Resene Double Pavlova, which features on walls in the formal sitting room.

Designer Mark Wilson says this shade helps make the space more intimate, and works well with the timber furniture. The colour is contrasted by Resene Quarter Spanish White, which was used on the ceilings, architraves and skirting boards.


A view of some interior paints from Resene. fireplace, floor, flooring, hearth, home, interior design, living room, room, wood burning stove, gray, brown
A view of some interior paints from Resene.

For visual continuity, bedrooms and passageways feature Resene Pavlova a slightly lighter version of the colour in the formal sitting room.

Wilson says he specified Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free to ensure a professional, smooth finish. This Environmental Choice-approved paint is a low-sheen acrylic for interior broadwall areas. As it is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free can help prevent headaches, asthma, nausea, respiratory complaints, and allergic reactions. It also provides a better working environment.

A view of some interior paints from Resene. fireplace, floor, flooring, hearth, home, interior design, living room, room, wood burning stove, gray, brown
A view of some interior paints from Resene.

For more details of environmental benefits, or to pick up a copy of the latest Resene The Range Whites & Neutrals fandeck, visit a Resene ColorShop, or freephone 0800 Resene (737 363). Or visit the website: www.resene.co.nz.

Oct 17, 2007
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