While colour can seem scary for some to introduce to their walls, a life in a home without any colour at all can be a pretty dismal one. One of the most wonderful things about paint is that you can use it on almost anything, and a just a little bit can go a long way when it comes to transforming your space. Weekend warrior your way to a more colourful kitchen and dining area with a couple of quick and easy D.I.Y projects.
Originally looking pretty lacklustre colour-wise, these bar stools needed just a testpot worth of paint spread in a couple of coats to give them a total refresh.
We used Resene Party Zone, Resene Away We Go and Resene XOXO to give our stools a pick-me-up.
For a more whimsical feel, we also masked off the end of each leg below the footrest and gave them two coats of another one of the colours, but you could also paint yours the same colour as the seat for a more uniform look.
The kitchen cabinets coordinate in Resene Aura, a soft minty green that pairs perfectly with warm whites and a range of different greens.
The minimalist lipped shelf, painted Resene Atlas, provides some contrast within the space.
A few small vases, plant pots and accessories were painted in the same vibrant colours used for the barstools to create more unity in the design through colour repetition.
While this look is vibrant, it’s also clean and simple – plus everything is fast and easy to change with a new coat of paint whenever your tastes change or the creative mood strikes.
Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.