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Look a bit closer and you will see that the stripes on the wall of this bathroom are painted on with a paint roller… freehand.

Rather than use masking tape to form clean edged stripes, homeowner and designer Lian Bruce simply used the width of a roller and painted the stripes, leaving the painterly edge exactly as it was. Simple, effective and filled with character.

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Four colour panel
Use colours from other rooms for effect
1.Lian’s original scheme for her bathroom took the colours used elsewhere in her house and combined them to great effect. The ceiling, trims and paler stripe are in Resene Alabaster, a near-white with a blackened edge while the darker stripe is in Resene Cloud, a neat and dignified grey neutral.
A cool water bathroom colour scheme
2.Cool and watery, the greyed off green of Resene Rainee is the star of this scheme. Used on the striped wall, it’s joined by the sharp clean yellow-white of Resene Rice Cake, a colour that goes so well with stronger shades. It’s paler cousin, Resene Eighth Rice Cake graces the ceiling and trims.
Pebble inspired colours from the bathtub
3.Taking a cue from the pebble-style tiled strip around the top if the bath, the stripes here go stony, warm and serious. From the same family off the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection, they are finished in the pale winter beige of Resene Eighth Pravda and its darker partner Resene Pravda, a sober beige with warmth hiding in its depths. The gauzy off white of Resene Half Blanc carries a quiet air of antiquity
Bright happy and playfull orange pop in the  bathroom
4. For a fun pop of colour, Resene Smoke Tree is a dynamic orange, happy and playful. Perfect for a bright and breezy family bathroom, it’s partnered here with the barely-there cream of Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta on the paler stripe and on the ceiling.

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