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It’s probably not the safest way to choose a paint colour but Carey 100% knew she wanted dark blue for their new master bedroom and for months she was sure she was set on a colour. That was until she stepped into the Resene ColorShop to finally order all the paint when she checked the colour charts one last time and Resene Dark Knight waved at her. It was a richer, darker blue than any of the others she had sampled, but she ended up buying it on that visit.

Her husband hadn’t even seen it before it went on the walls. Luckily he instantly loved it.

Bedroom with wall of blue.
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They chose blue to complement the sea as that’s what dominates the view from their big bi-fold bedroom windows. Resene Dark Knight is a strong colour that creates a peaceful freshness in the day and a cosy warmth at night. The style of their house is beachy without being nautical, so they needed to choose the right blue. Resene Dark Knight has a real depth to it but with a brightness as well and it’s lovely with soft pinks and pops of bamboo. It has been teamed with Resene Alabaster.

They are so happy they chose a bold colour for the bedroom and decided to paint all the walls rather than just have a feature wall. Although they weren’t quite brave enough to paint the ceiling blue, they have thought that would have looked pretty nice too.

The paint made a huge difference to their big house extension. Once the walls were painted, it really felt like their home, with their personality and style.

Thanks to the Lord family.

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