As the outdoors comes inside, interior looks are extending into our exteriors. A sophisticated look for an outdoor living space, this scheme invites you to pour yourself a refreshing drink, grab a book or magazine to read and settle in for some relaxing time outdoors. The velvety depths of the Resene Porter wall is broken up by a framed trellis finished in Resene Woodsman Light Greywash, creating visual interest and offering the potential for a flowering climber to take root below. The deck is finished in Resene Woodsman Mid Greywash for a warm weathered look that complements the tone of the trellis. With a dark neutral backdrop like this one, you have the freedom to add pops of colour in any shades you like. This chair and tall pot are painted in Resene She’ll Be Right to complement the teal blue chair and contrast with the other pots in Resene Away We Go and Resene Cleopatra.
Styling @meganstylis. Images @brycecphotos.
To colour timber indoors, look to the Resene Colorwood range of wood stains.
Other colours to try with teal blues – bold greens, sharp yellow whites or spicy reds.
Creating an interior look with longevity starts with forging the right foundation to build upon – well-constructed furniture in timeless designs, durable finishes and a classic colour palette. But, that doesn’t mean that your space needs to look traditional. With its unique painted wall feature in Resene Indian Ink, Resene Route 66 and Resene Swiss Caramel over a Resene Merino background, this classically coloured dining room still feels very contemporary. The pendant lamp in Resene Indian Ink, the vase in Resene Swiss Caramel and the chairs in Resene Indian Ink and Resene Swiss Caramel bring the palette off the walls into the rest of the room. The organic feel of the hand-painted shapes is echoed throughout the room with natural textures like the warm timber tones and the dried floral arrangement, adding a softness to balance the clean lines of the furnishings.
Styling @nesdesign. Images @brycecphotos.
Use Resene testpots for small areas of colour for hand-painted murals or Resene SpaceCote for larger areas.
Other colours to try with creamy caramel – olive greens, royal purples or dark espresso browns.
This powder room manages to take the essence of Scandi cool and blend it with a distinctly local natural style to bring a sense of the outdoors in. The plywood-lined walls retain a modern minimalist look through the use of Resene Colorwood Whitewash, allowing the beauty of the woodgrain to show through, and are protected with Resene Aquaclear, a waterborne urethane finish. The floor, painted in Resene Eighth Stonewashed, is the perfect canvas from which to layer on warm neutrals and textures. The clean lines of the vanity unit are painted in earthy Resene Colins Wicket to add dimension and depth to the room. It also makes the paler accessories such as the towel ladder in Resene Rice Cake, a simple vase in Resene Half Stone Age and the hand basin pop. Two round hooks, painted in Resene Rococo and Resene Swiss Caramel, provide extra hanging space.
Styling @blackbirdgoods. Images @brycecphotos.
If you prefer a clear finished timber floor, try Resene Aquaclear in dry areas or Resene Qristal Polyurethane in bathrooms.
Other colours to try with Resene Colorwood Whitewash – coastal blues, faded greys or rich terracottas.