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Aquas and teals are splashing into interiors right now, particularly accents in shades like Resene Yowza, Resene Freelance, Resene She’ll Be Right and Resene Yes Please.

Bedroom blues and greens.

But, if you’re particularly daring, try doubling down and teaming them together like in this bedroom. With walls in Resene Freelance and tongue-and-groove panelling in Resene Yes Please, this space is as aqua as they come!

The room-defining painted rug feature, inspired by agate, added plenty of interest to the Resene Wishing Well floors. With its natural, asymmetric forms, is easy to replicate the idea in your own home. We created this one using Resene Deep Teal, Resene Maestro, Resene Hullabaloo, Resene Blue Chill, Resene Yes Please and Resene Freelance.

To give this fully-saturated look some balance, pair it with crisp cotton bedding and creamy white furniture, like this rattan desk, bedside table and chair in Resene Poured Milk. Top it off with paler blue-green accessories in shades like Resene Meditation and Resene Kandinsky, like these vases, and brighten up wooden surfaces with a coat of Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

To coordinate with the painterly strokes of the flooring, we added in some watercolour patterned cushions and a coverlet from Katrina Hobbs Design.

Aquas and teal in the bedroom Mood board
Mood board Aquas and teal in the bedroom
Mood board: Background is in Resene Alabaster with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from front to back) in Resene Yes Please, Resene Freelance, Resene Poured Milk, Resene Hullabaloo, Resene Deep Teal, Resene Yowza and Resene Wishing Well.

Paint: Walls: Resene Freelance. Tongue-and-groove panelling: Resene Yes Please. Floor: Resene Wishing Well with painted rug feature in Resene Deep Teal, Resene Maestro, Resene Hullabaloo, Resene Blue Chill, Resene Yes Please and Resene Freelance. Cane Dresser/Desk: Resene Poured Milk. Cane Bedside Table: Resene Poured Milk. Chair: Resene Poured Milk. Wooden Lamp Base: Resene Colorwood Whitewash. Short vase: Resene Kandinsky. Small plant pot: Resene Meditation.

Accessories: Devonport Waffle Duvet Cover and Euro Pillow from Wallace Cotton; “Out of the Woods” Velvet Pillows/Cushions and Quilted Coverlet from Katrina Hobbs; Fine Bone China Cup and Saucer, Black Bakelite Telephone from Junk & Disorderly; Perspex Stapler and Cellotape Holder from Typo/Cotton on; Coloured Pencils from Resene, Lamp, Shells, Star Fish, Globe, Elephant, Clock and Books are all stylist’s own.

Resene Yes Please

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Colorwood Whitewash

Resene Meditation

Resene Yowza

Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner. Photography by Bryce Carleton. 2019

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