b'Subtly acidicRachael Buxton of Interiors etc used this eye-catching Mademoiselle chair by Kartell from DeDeCe to inspire her colour scheme. Taking her cue from the sludgy greens and blues of the upholstery fabric, she chose Resene Secrets as her main neutral, accented by Resene Inside Back and Resene Fahrenheit. Says Rachael: The subtle acidity of Resene Secrets and Resene Inside Back plays off against the energy of the chair. All three colours form a family with blue-green as their base, and the two darker colours have similar tonal value. They balance each other out. Resene Secrets is a wonderful neutral. Its relaxing but not cold, with hints of grey, yellow and green.RachaelrecommendsusingReseneSecretsasthe wall colour in a room, then Resene Inside Back as the secondary colour, perhaps using this sort of colour in the curtains. Then using Resene Fahrenheit as the accent colour. She believes these colours would work well in both contemporary and traditional styles of houses, and would be beautifully complemented by timber floors. Rachel has worked in Pukekohe and Karaka, south of Auckland, for a number of years and recently opened anewretailspaceandstudiointheoldKaraka church on Karaka Rd.Resene Resene ReseneFahrenheit Inside Back Secrets 43'