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Subtle paint tones add to the sense of space in this modest-sized showhome

Pale colours recede and make spaces look larger. No surprise, then, that when Landmark Homes created a smaller-but-perfectly formed house plan, light-toned Resene paints were specified in key areas

This contemporary showhome is a smart example of how a relatively limited space can be used to create a spacious, stylish, single level home with everything a family could need. While this is smaller than most Landmark Homes builds, it is still a roomy 200m².

Several architectural moves optimised the modern home's sense of spaciousness, from a clever kitchen design to adroit ceiling treatments. 

Another aspect of this was introducing pale paint colours in the kitchen and some bedrooms.


The central, clean-lined kitchen eschews handles and even has a secret entry to the scullery behind what looks like a cabinetry panel. 

Part of the wider entertainer's space but visually separated, the kitchen is painted in Resene Alabaster, a near white, with a light blackened edge. 

Resene Alabaster is part of the Resene Whites and Neutrals range. 

As well as toning with the marble-look splashback, the soft white Resene colour recedes to the eye and so enhances the kitchen's visual spaciousness.

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

This sedate tone is ideal for a personal space, such as a bedroom, while again its pale tone evokes a sense of spaciousness.

Resene Emerge is also available in a Resene CoolColour finish for exterior use, with the important CoolColour advantage of a reduction in the sun’s heating effect on exterior surfaces. 

While it looks just like a normal paint or stain, Resene CoolColour reflects much more heat, meaning it doesn't get as hot as a standard paint of a similar colour.

For further information, or to pick up a colour chart, visit a Resene ColorShop, or phone 0800 Resene (737 363). Website: www.resene.co.nz

Story by: Trendsideas

26 Jul, 2020