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When a kitchen is part of an open-plan space, it needs to be integrated in both colour and style.

In this relocated villa, kitchen designer Celia Visser created various elements to ensure this kitchen visually blends within its built environment – tongue-and-groove side panels, panelled doors, a symmetrical arrangement of tall cabinets with a deep pelmet at the top, and a kitchen island bench that mimics an old table.

Did you know: That the Resene Kitchen & Bathroom range combines anti-bacterial silver protection and MoulDefender mould inhibitor, perfect for minimising unwanted nasties in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries? Available in semi-gloss, low sheen and flat finishes.

Four colour panel
A natural colour palette for the kitchen
1. In the original scheme, the stony cool beige of Resene Half Parchment was used without restraint on the walls as well as the cabinets. The essentially natural colour palette is joined by a splashback in the fresh willowy green of Resene Awol to add vigour, while the dark oak island bench/table is a deep and elegant finish to the space.
Traditional kitchen good looks
2.Echoing with traditional good looks, this scheme uses not only the soft sage tones often seen in heritage homes, but the device of trimming the windows in a darker colour than the walls. The cabinets are the olive green hues of Resene Quarter Lemon Grass, set against the serene green-tipped neutral of Resene Half Thorndon Cream. Punctuating the walls, window architraves and trims are in Resene Tapa, a smoky understated grey neutral, while the ceiling is Resene Eighth Rice Cake.
Moody and sophisticated kitchen
3.Moody and sophisticated, this mix of boulder greys and browns reflects current trends for a more masculine take on the vintage industrial look. The mild-mannered Resene Eighth Akaroa takes to the walls while the cabinets are in Resene Quarter Sandstone, a calm, quiet beige. Adding depth and reflecting the deep oak timbers, the splashback is a delicious hit of Resene Monkey and the floors are stained in Resene Dark Ebony. The ceilings and trims are a crisp counterpoint in Resene Merino.
Pretty vintage inspired kitchen look
4.Bring on the fun with this pretty vintage inspired look where the joyous orange of Resene Hero jumps off the splashback. Surrounding it are cabinets in Resene Rum Swizzle, a pale yellow oxide with a slight green tinge. The walls are in Resene Nebula, a cloudy patch of light pale green with a twist of blue. The dark oak bench adds a touch of seriousness while trims and ceilings in Resene Half Alabaster help quieten the room.

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