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2008 November finalist

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Nov 2008 finalist

Xanthe Prentice is convinced that it was the egg-yolk-yellow walls that kept potential buyers away from the 1940s two bedroom bungalow that is now hers.

Xanthe Prentice is convinced that it was the egg-yolk-yellow walls that kept potential buyers away from the 1940s two bedroom bungalow that is now hers. “I think a lot of people looked at it and ran!” she says. After buying the bungalow in 2006, she painted all the walls in the Resene Spanish White range.

Lounge wall colours
Left: Lounge feature wall Resene Double Revolver Lounge Resene Quarter Spanish White, Dachshund Otto relaxes in the cool and classic lounge; Xanthe with some of her gorgeous 60s-era art.

Details of art and kitchen.
The new kitchen with its fresh bright scheme. Resene Double Spanish White.

“The room I really went out on a limb for was the lounge, which I painted in lovely Resene Karen Walker Rugged Lavender. The problem was that I hadn’t realised how dark that room got.”

A couple of years later, after putting in a new kitchen, “I took the opportunity to paint out the lounge with Resene Quarter Spanish White. But when it came time to put everything back, I realised my 1960s-era art wasn’t going to look right on the white. So I went to Resene and got Double Revolver and painted the feature wall in the lounge. I loved the blue-black and the room needed a focus. Also the original 1940s tiled fireplace looks amazing on the black.”

The right finish

Picking the paint colour is an important part of the project, but so is picking the paint finish.

For wet areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, mould and bacteria are common problems. Choose a paint like Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom with added MoulDefender and silver to inhibit the growth of mould and bacteria.

Fly spots can be a bugbear, so consider Resene SpaceCote Flat Fly Deterrent, designed to deter flies from landing and reducing the number of fly spots on your ceiling.

Ideal for trims and joinery, Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss enamel adds a touch of sheen to offset lower-sheen walls and furnishings.

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