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Haven + Resene

Calming neutrals, rustic elegance or whisky-den noir – here’s how to whip up the perfect palette for this busy space.

The days are (blessedly) long gone when the cook was banished to a secluded room to prepare meals. Kitchens are a deserved focal point of the modern home, whether you’re feeding the family or entertaining. Enter the statement kitchen. Whether yours is farmhouse-cosy, city-slick or somewhere in between, creative use of colour and wood finishes can set the perfect tone for this hard-working hub. Here, we deconstruct the colourways of four showstoppers.

A calming neutral kitchen

In this fresh space by Nobbs Radford Architects, Resene Quarter Rice Cake on the walls and ceiling in the living area contrasts dramatically with Resene Armadillo above the kitchen.

Green and plywood kitchen

Top of the pops: Ply is in! In this case it’s sealed with Resene Aquaclear and stained with Resene Rock Salt. Resene Quarter Tea on the walls and ceiling tones in, while splashes of Resene Wasabi stand out.

A modern dark kitchen

In this stunner, a dramatic scene is set by Resene Jurassic on the cabinetry and Resene Element on the ceiling.

Resene colours used in these four projects...

Resene Colorwood Whitewash

Photography: Katherine Lu, Julient Nicholas, Terry Hann, James Wright.
From Haven magazine. March 2022.

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