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Habitat plus - modern dining

This simple, elegant and streamlined dining room calls for a similarly sophisticated choice of paint.

It needs to be friendly yet not fussy, and certainly not overbearing. We’ve stayed with more natural-toned palettes – the types of greens and golds found in our coastal bush and rural pastures – to enhance the honeyed tones of the table and chairs.

Top tip: Normal ceiling paints aren’t wipeable – if you try you’ll end up with annoying shiny patches. If you like to be able to wipe down your ceiling to clean off any fly spots or other marks that may appear, use Resene SpaceCote Flat.

Four colour panel
The light, beige neutral toned palette
1.The light, beige neutral tones of the Resene Parchment family is an ideal choice for minimalist schemes such as this one. We’ve chosen the lighter form, Resene Quarter Parchment, for both the walls and the ceilings. This colour is a pearly winter neutral with rich, luminous pearl undertones and by using it on all of the surfaces, it gives a non-conflicting and quiet backdrop to the clean-lined furniture and simple accessories.
Tones to brighten your room
2.On the walls in this scheme, Resene Melting Moment spreads its sunny tones wide; a mellow and creamy sweet treat of a yellow, that is guaranteed to lift spirits and brighten up the room, no matter what the season. Resene Eighth Pearl Lusta is a versatile neutral, an interesting almost white, almost cream, that is eminently suitable for use on ceilings and trims.
A green muted colour scheme
3.The first of our two green schemes uses the soft and muted herbal green of Resene Coriander. It’s the sort of colour that’s perfect for a home with a rural or bush outlook, giving a hint of green on the inside without competing with the view. On the ceiling and trims, Resene Quarter Merino is a shy fleecy white with subdued oxide tints.
Contrasing colours that can make the room sing
4.The bold and brilliant ‘bushwalk’ tones of Resene Kaitoke Green bring nature right inside your home in a dramatic and deeply memorable way. It’s definitely not one for the faint-hearted but it does provide wonderful leads and opportunities when it comes to finding contrasting colours that will help make the room really sing. The light off-cream white of aptly named Resene Bianca is just faintly warmer than pure white. Its ethereal qualities lends it to use on ceilings and trims.

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