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Studies are working spaces that also need to be slightly stimulating in order to keep users ‘on task’.

This can mean surrounding yourself with various favourite items of furniture or accessories, but can also be achieved by clever use of colour. Whether your taste is conservative, or right out there, there’s a solution for making your work time, a happy and colourful time.

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Four colour panel
A hint of elegance in a small study space
1.This rather restrained space might seek to fly below the radar, but its unmistakable elegance is the product of a subtle combination of quiet, yet refined rainy day colours. Resene Half Alabaster, a traditional white with a black edge is simply perfect on the ceiling and window frame while its demure appearance is quietly complemented by the use of Resene Sea Fog, a similarly cool tone on the trim. Resene Triple Sea Fog stars on the walls. Its dense grey hints at the imminent arrival of a cool front – in a good way!
Have a bold joinery study choice
2.The twist in the tale of this otherwise neutral scheme is reversing the normal approach of deeper walls with light trims. Here, Resene Foundry is a bold choice for the window joinery and deep skirting boards, bringing an edgy masculine feel to the room. The cool Resene Double Black White brings a subtle smokiness to the walls while Resene Quarter Bianca graces the ceiling.
A smart green study choice
3.The pistachio green of Resene Chill Out brings a flash of brilliance to this smart scheme. Distinctly champagne flavoured, the warm and translucent cream of Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta melts into its surroundings on the ceiling and Resene Moon Glow reflects its surrounding colour partners with an inspiring display on the trims.
A spicy christmas tree inspired red study.
4.The vibrant glory of the traditional kiwi summer is captured perfectly in the rich spicy red of Resene Pohutukawa, a heartfelt tribute to our much-loved native Christmas tree. Working well here as a traditional ‘home library’ colour and beautifully complementing the dark timber floor, it takes pride of place on the walls and skirting. Its drama is offset neatly with Resene Quarter Villa White on the ceiling and window frame.

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