Beach bedroom

From Habitat magazine - issue 27, spring/summer 2017 /18

A roller and paint is all it takes.

The cool beach and sea inspired paint effect on this wall gives this breezy bedroom a true holiday vibe. It’s easy to do and with a different palette of paint colours it could take on quite different styles – try dusty browns and golds for a desert feel, or swamp greens and teak browns for a tribal look.

The background colour of the wall is Resene Breathless, the side table is in Resene Coast, the ribbed vase is in Resene Good As Gold, the tall vase is in Resene Dark Side and the floor is in Resene Sandbar.

Try these paint effects:

This clever paint effect was achieved by simply layering stripes of paint, applied with a small sponge roller available from Resene ColorShops, onto the wall using a background of Resene Breathless, with Resene Escape, Resene Galliano, Resene Papier Mache, Resene Sandbar and Resene Coast.

This concrete or cloud effect is done by colourwashing Resene Half Raven, Resene Grey Chateau and Resene Double Concrete, each mixed with Resene Paint Effects Medium, over a basecoat of Resene Half Concrete. Brush on the paint with random criss-cross and horizontal strokes, from about mid-way down the wall, ending with the darkest one for an ombre effect.

Beach bedroom and concrete wall effect
Left: Beach bedroom. Right: Details of wall effects, beach mural and concrete effect

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