Colour Story: wild thing
Lower Hutt mum Zoe Bartlett knew her dark colour scheme with hints of aqua would be a winner after seeing a Where the Wild Things Are-style kid’s room in a magazine. Once she’d decided on Resene Ebony Clay for her son Lachie’s feature wall, the rest of the room fell into place. Resene Barely There decorates the remaining three walls and Zoe painted Lachie’s lamp, side table and cloud shelf in Resene Optimist; the deer antlers and triangle shelf are coated in Resene Aqua to match the triangles on the wall. “Since it’s a nursery and quite small, I didn’t think it was right to have all four walls in Resene Ebony Clay. Even then, I had family saying ‘you can’t use such a dark colour in a baby’s room’. I said ‘Trust me!’.”
Painting geometric shapes onto walls is a handy way to add colour with just a few Resene testpots and your imagination. You can create your own stencil; use low-tack masking tape or try good old potato printing.
Ceilings, floors, doors and furniture are ideal spaces to add geometric colour.
Always stand well back to check your work before adding more shapes and colours.
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Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.