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New homes are both a pleasure and pain to decorators. With no existing colour, there is nothing to distract the eye and all elements of the room can be linked together at the start. However, with no other furnishings to use as a guide in colour selection, choosing a starting point for each room's colour scheme, can be a daunting prospect.

Kitchen, Family Room

Kim selected a palette of light hues balanced with deep complex hues to add interest, colour and personality to her new home. The entry/landing and lounge are linked with mutual base colours of Resene Milk Punch contrasted with a Resene Mulled Wine feature wall in the entry/landing and a Resene Barossa feature wall in the lounge. The inset panels surrounding the stainless steel fireplace surround have also been finished in Resene Barossa to match the feature wall. Extending the warm tones into other rooms, a special yellow was mixed for the family, dining, kitchen and study.

Moving away from the predominantly yellow and purple palette of the main living areas, each bedroom is finished in a unique scheme. The master bedroom is coated in Resene Coral offset with a well placed Resene Sepia feature wall, while the child's bedroom is decorated in Resene Conifer.

Lounge, Master Bedroom

Entrance Way, Kids Bedroom

Lounge walls Lounge feature wall Stairway Stairway feature wall
Resene Milk Punch Resene Barossa Resene Milk Punch Resene Mulled Wine
Resene Milk Punch Resene Barossa Resene Milk Punch Resene Mulled Wine
Master bedroom Master bedroom feature wall Child's bedroom  
Resene Coral Resene Sepia Resene Conifer  
Resene Coral Resene Sepia Resene Conifer  

To complete the look, artworks by Ira McCully created using a mixture of Resene paints, adorn the walls.


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Thanks to Kim.



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