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Rooms decked out in dramatic shades from top to bottom are everywhere right now. But while you might be in love with the look of these schemes, implementing them can be intimidating for many.

If you’d like to dabble in a bold or moody look, bathrooms and ensuites are the ideal place to try out dark or vibrant Resene paint colours or Resene wallpapers. If you’re investing the time, money and effort to do a bathroom renovation, why not make it one to remember? Try something courageous and it’ll surely be the talk of every guest you host.

Wallpaper feature wall in bathroom Mood board
Mood board Wallpaper feature wall in bathroom
Mood board: Background in Resene Merino with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from top) in Resene Apple Blossom, Resene Coral Tree, Resene Bunting, Resene Coriander and Resene Coconut Cream and a strip of Resene Wallpaper Collection E384534. The soap dispenser is painted Resene Coral Tree and the dish is painted Resene Coriander. View accessory list...

To start building the look, find a focal point that you are drawn to when you walk into the room – that’s the best place to create a feature with interesting materials, textures or colour that give some real oomph to the space. This master ensuite is inspired by Resene Wallpaper Collection E384534.

Contrary to the popular belief that they make spaces feel smaller, fully saturated shades can work well in bathrooms. This deep blue tongue-and-groove panelling in Resene Bunting makes the glossy white bathroom fixtures pop. The rest of the colours in the space coordinate perfectly with the wallpaper – from the bright coral Resene Apple Blossom on the towel ladder and stool, the dusty rose Resene Coral Tree on the soap and lotion dispensers, the soap dish in Resene Coriander, the side wall in Resene Pewter and the rich Resene Coconut Cream floor.

Finish the look with a large statement mirror to help reflect more light around the room, add in layers of soft towels and no-care plants.

Bathroom colours
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Accessories: Hudson Stool from Mocka , Malmo cotton towels in Rose Pink and Denim, Tassel Bathmat in Sage, Wooden brush loofah, Stone Look soap dispenser and tumbler, Wooden duck mat and Decorative Bamboo Ladder from Kmart; Honeycomb Bath Mat in Terracotta from Bed Bath and Beyond; Rogue Dusty Miller Stem from Freedom Furniture; All other props stylist own.

Colours: Wallpaper: Pattern E384534 from Resene Wallpaper Collection. Floor: Resene Coconut Cream. Bamboo Ladder: Resene Apple Blossom. Tongue-and-groove panelling: Resene Bunting. Front wall (at left, behind ladder): Resene Pewter. Tray (on vanity): Resene Coriander. Soap dispenser and tumbler: Resene Coral Tree. Wooden duck mat: Resene Apple Blossom. Stool: Resene Apple Blossom. Vase (on vanity): Resene Bunting. Textured vase (on vanity): Resene Coral Tree. Basket with towels: Resene Alabaster. Geometric Plant Pot: Resene Alabaster.


Styled by Vanessa Nouwens. Images by Bryce Carleton. 2019

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