Weathered blues and whitewashed plywood create a soothing space to relax and read as we seek to escape the hectic world beyond the front door.
This space has a soft, beachy, eco vibe that would work with any interior from the bach or tiny home to a renovated mid-century home or new build. The built-in plywood bench seat brings an architectural dimension to the room, with the wall and bench seat top finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash.
The cupboards in front are finished in Resene Colorwood Greywash stain and Resene Raindance paint. In keeping with the natural theme, the floorboards are in Resene Colorwood Natural wood stain, then protected with Resene Qristal ClearFloor.
Pull up a chair and add a coffee table painted in Resene Poured Milk (top) and Resene Quarter Baltic Sea (legs). The walls, painted in Resene Sea Fog, make for a cool-based white backdrop.
Add a collection of ornaments painted in Resene Poured Milk (candlestick), Resene Lazy River (honeycomb vase), Resene Raindance (textured vase) and Resene Influential (diamond-patterned pot).
Working superbly as neutrals, these soothing colours are easy to insert into most interior schemes. The palest watery blue works as an alternative for icy white yet still allows stronger colours to come and go as accessories, or to marry with more grounded tones in warm browns and sandy taupes.
Tactile accessories and texture are made for these colours, whether it’s translucent sheer fabrics, rubbed metals, roughened basketry or aged timbers.
Accent colours to try with pale blues and whitewash:
- Acid greens to stay with the natural theme
- Sharp mustards for an on-trend combo
- Deep charcoal for extra dimension
- Smoky purples for a twist on the tonal look
- Warm medium browns for added earthiness
Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.