A colourful getaway: Resene

Not everyone has the time or money to undertake a full makeover of their bach, but there are creative ways to freshen up the space.

One way is by using colour, repainting, upcycling, or remixing things you already own. A great place to start is by accenting one wall with a contrasting or complementary coat of paint.

Select a bold, contrasting colour from a fabric in your living room, or go for a more subtle accent by painting the wall in the same colour family, but a tone darker than the rest of your walls.

When bringing in brighter colours, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Limit your palette to one, three, or five colours so that your scheme feels cohesive.
One strategy for setting your palette is to start with an eye-catching and colourful piece of artwork that can set the tone for your scheme.

Take your artwork in to your local Resene ColorShop and staff can help you find colours to match or complement it.

Incorporating nature’s colours can also add a lively pop of character to your living space. Be sure to choose plants that will thrive in your lighting conditions or opt for realistic artificial florals.

House your greenery in vases and plant pots painted with Resene testpots in your selected hues to tie them in with the rest of your space.


Back wall in Resene Triple Merino, left wall (with window) in Resene Anglaise, window architrave in Resene Triple Merino, timber floor finished in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, table in Resene Half Sea Fog, chairs in Resene Half Resolution Blue (bright blue), Resene Anglaise (warm cream), Resene Smashing (bright red) and cabinets in Resene Spindle with painted shapes in Resene New York Pink, Resene Twine, Resene Smashing and Resene Half Resolution Blue.


Wavy vase from Shut the Front Door, artwork from endemicworld, red chair (SAI chair) from Cintesi, tea towel from Father Rabbit, blue placemats, bowls and plates from Country Road, dishrack (painted in Resene Spindle) from Citta, serving board (painted in Resene Twine) from Country Road, grey cups from Freedom Furniture.

Project by Kate Alexander and Images by Bryce Carleton.

Get inspired at your local ReseneColorShop.


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