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Habitat plus - I see fire

Fireplaces often figure in our interiors, not just as a generator of warmth but for their visual appeal.

There’s nothing quite like our emotional response to glowing flames on a winter’s night spent at home. Fireplaces also offer scope for adding architectural flavour to a room. Often centrally placed, they become a focal point for the interior, whatever the season. Here, the fireplace is part of a symmetrical setting, reinforced by the placement of the windows and sofas, to create an ordered and calming ambiance.

Did you know: That the ever-popular Resene Whites & Neutrals colour cards come in up to six strength variants of the one colour to help you create a tone-on-tone colour scheme? See them at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller...

Four colour panel
A tranquil scheme
1.A tranquil scheme is created with colours from the popular Resene Whites & Neutral collection, but using those with a green twist. For the fireplace, Resene Double Lemon Grass is the colour of a lichen-covered stone, muted and harmonious. Surrounding it, walls in the shadowy tones of Resene Half Tana are joined by a ceiling in Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream.
A restful tonal scheme
2.A restful tonal scheme, the warmth and appeal of this room relies on the ancient stone grey of Resene Stonehenge used to anchor the wall at the far end of the room. Turning this wall and the chimney into a feature, the colour has a brown base which brings instant warmth to the room, even without the fire alight. Its paler version, Resene Eighth Stonehenge, joins it on the remaining walls while the delicate Resene Eighth Blanc, with its whisper of rose beige, is used on the ceiling and trims.
With a shot of spicy salsa red, torrid and tasty, Resene Jalapeno...
3.With a shot of spicy salsa red, torrid and tasty, Resene Jalapeno is used on the chimney to leave you in no doubt that fire is at the heart of this room. It’s a vibrant, noholds- barred way to emphasise the fireplace. As a striking contrast, the Resene Double Alabaster walls are a bisque white while the ceiling is an understated component in Resene Half Alabaster.
This alternative scheme also picks out the chimney as a feature...
4.This alternative scheme also picks out the chimney as a feature but this time in the stormy blue of Resene Biscay. The softer blue-grey of Resene Longitude brings a cool and precise look to the walls while the chalky Resene Eighth Rice Cake on the ceiling and trims is almost the colour of the foam-tipped waves being tossed on a wintry sea.

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