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From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Oct 2011 finalist

Located beside the Waimea Estuary in Nelson, colour has been used confidently in this modern family home.

Wall details

Richard and Raphaella Carver used splashes of colour to highlight the architecture of their new home. These include a vibrant blue feature wall in Resene Bowie in the living area and Resene Afterburner in the home office. Other walls and ceilings are painted Resene Merino using Resene SpaceCote.

The combination of materials, colours and lighting creates an ideal setting for entertaining family and friends, says Richard Carver. An architect, Richard enjoyed designing his own home and being able to choose the colours he and his wife love.

Feature walls in lounge and study
Left: Richard and Raphaella Carver gave their office a striking feature wall. Right In a sunny room, a cool blue can look stunning. Below Richard and Raphaella Carver were not afraid to use bold colour in their home.

Accent colours

Most colour schemes are improved with accents, the final touches that bring a room to life. Avoid using the same accent colour in too many places or too many accent colours in one room – sometimes subtlety gives the best result.

The bold hues of Resene The Range 2011/12 are ideal as an accent. Enure you mask off the edges of accent wall areas using low-tack masking tape and remove it before the paint dries. This will help you to get a nice clean edge on your striking new accent wall.

Outside a front door in a bright red, like Resene Jalapeno, is an excellent accent to help draw visitors in.

More accent colours to try


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