There’s nothing sunnier than a rainbow, but you needn’t stick to the traditional colours – try a soft, tonal approach with shades of peach.
This bedroom is a great example of how a lovely warm colour palette can make a space feel welcoming and relaxing. Using tones of a pastel colour such as peach offers a way to keep the overall effect soft and muted while leaving room to add bolder accents. We took our theme to the next level by using this same Resene colour palette to upcycle some secondhand cane furniture.
To create this rainbow headboard feature (ours was 1.8m diameter), start by marking a spot 1m off the floor, then draw a horizontal line (use a level to ensure it’s straight). Decide where your bed will sit and mark the centre. Tie a 1m length of string onto a pencil and pin loose end firmly to your midpoint. Wrap and secure string around your pencil until it measures 30cm long. Pull string tight and draw first arch. Repeat at lengths of 60cm and 90cm to draw outer arches. Mask the edges with painter’s tape or paint freehand.
Wall painted in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Cashmere. Floor painted in Resene Walk-on in Resene Cashmere. Rainbow painted in Resene testpots in Resene Crail (outer), Resene Beethoven (middle), and Resene Wafer (centre). Secondhand bedside table and bookshelf painted in Resene Lustacryl in Resene Beethoven. Raffia lidded baskets (on shelves) painted in Resene testpot in Resene Crail.
“Tip: To create your own tonal rainbow, use the Resene Multifinish palettes to choose your starting colour and then choose lighter and darker variations from the same palette.”
Created and styled by Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by Wendy Fenwick.
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