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From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Dec 2010 finalist

Tiffiny Orr’s confident use of colour has transformed her 1970s home.

Bold red colours

Tiffiny Orr’s confident use of colour has transformed her 1970s home. When Tiffiny bought the house it was “white and bland” – not anymore! “With a tiny budget for the whole renovation, and heating issues to deal to, the only intervention with most rooms was colour,” she says. By painting the playroom walls in the stunning Resene Thunderbird, Tiffiny not only accentuated the colour with accessories in the same shade, but also in the adjoining dining area, bringing a sense of unity to the entire living space.

Red coloured theme
Red accents create unity between the dining room and playroom.

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When visualising how one room will look from another, open all the surrounding doors and view the room from the outside looking in and the inside looking out. You can then get a feel for how the colours will flow from one space to the next when planning your colours. A handy way to do this is to use Resene EzyPaint virtual painting software, free to download from resene. Apply the colours to your photos and see if the combinations will work before you put any paint on the wall.

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