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Spot of calm

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Fourth finalist 2019

This New Plymouth kitset home has been perfectly personalised with a calm, relaxing colour palette in the bedroom and bathroom.

Jade Longstaff and partner Sean Parker wanted to create a calm, relaxing zone in the bedroom of their newly built kitset home. Although they knew they didn’t want to paint it all white, it took the New Plymouth couple a while to settle on a colour.

Bedroom colours / Jade

It was Sean who chose Resene ‘Rascal’ on the day of painting, much to Jade’s surprise. “Once we had the colour on the walls, we loved it,” she says. “Sean was against having white walls in every room, and I am glad I took his advice.”

The new colour looks amazing in any light, she notes, with different tones emerging depending on the time of day. “I love that aspect of it, as it appears that the room slightly changes colour throughout the day. It is a difficult colour to describe – when I think of it, I think of summer, flowers blooming, and being in holiday mode.”

Calm bedroom colours

The bedroom’s calm feeling is continued in the bathroom where Resene ‘Half Duck Egg Blue’ adds a “sense of freshness” and a “coastal” ambience, says the beach-lover.

The splashes of colour have been a resounding success – in fact, the couple now plan to repaint the white rooms in their house in more colourful tones. “We are proud of our home, which demonstrates that a kitset build can be personalised and unique,” says Jade.

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Text by Fiona Ralph. Photography by Jane Dove Juneau.
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