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Rainbow brights

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Jan 2012 finalist

David and Lian Bruce of Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty were lucky enough to design and build their own home four years ago.

Rainbow bright colour scheme
Lian and David Bruce, pictured with their dog Max.

David and Lian Bruce of Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty were lucky enough to design and build their own home four years ago. When it came to the interior they set about livening it up with vibrant paint colours. Every room of the house has been painted in a different shade.

The wall in the lounge was originally painted in Resene Hot Chile, but when spring arrived Lian wanted something more cheerful and decided to paint it Resene Clockwork Orange. The welcoming double doors are painted in Resene Wasabi, complementing the splashback in the kitchen. In the bathroom, vertical stripes have been painted onto the wall in Resene Cloud and Resene Alabaster, which has added a serene calm to the space while still offering lots of character.

Lime green kitchen
Lian and David Bruce, say they love light and colour in their home. Lian tested her choices on A3 pieces of card to see what mood the colours brought to each room and how they looked in the sunlight.

seating and bathroom areas

Fine lines

Painted stripes are a brilliant way to add interest to your walls. Often wallpaper stripes won’t be available in the colours you want, so if you paint on your own stripes you can choose your favourite Resene shades and decide how thick or thin you want the stripes to be.

Make sure you use low tack masking tape to mask off the stripe areas, and remove the tape before the paint dries.

Another a good option is to combine stripes of various thicknesses, which can also help to hide surface imperfections.

More hues to try


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