Colour story: nature trail
With an overseas student coming to stay, Marlene Handl wanted to create a relaxing and restful guest bedroom in her Mission Bay, Auckland home.
The formerly black walls made for a dark and gloomy space, so Marlene and her husband repainted the entire room in Resene Karen Walker Foggy Grey and Resene Alabaster for a fresh palette that beautifully reflects natural light.
Marlene also looked to nature for inspiration, adding a white birch tree decal that gives the room a stylish Scandinavian feel. So what does her student think? He feels perfectly happy at home among the tranquillity, trees and birds.
If you love yellow but think it would overpower an entire wall, opt for yellow accessories and a complementary neutral paint colour such as grey to ground it.
Create your own low-cost decal-style design using Resene testpots. Either freehand paint or create an outline using low-tack masking tape.
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