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Whether you are building a new holiday home or updating a traditional bach, Resene has lots of colourful ideas to enliven the interior.

While colour choices are subjective, there is no doubt certain hues can be used to create specific effects. Bold colours, such as red and orange can provide a warm, stimulating interior, while cooler shades have a more relaxing vibe.

Blue and white beach home
Walls painted in Resene Conch contrast white cabinetry in this holiday home.

In this beach house, the walls were painted in Resene Conch, which reflects the blue of the sea beyond, providing a tranquil, cool interior. The blue is also a refreshing contrast to the white cabinetry.

Resene Conch

But it’s not just the colour that needs to be considered when painting a holiday home – surfaces also need to be durable and easy to maintain. For this reason, the walls in this home were painted in Resene SpaceCote Low sheen waterborne enamel. This Environmental Choice-approved paint is tough, durable and washable. And in critical light areas, its reduced side sheen will minimise any surface imperfections, which also makes it well suited to older homes.

This paint is available in the entire spectrum of hues in the Resene Total Colour System. But, if this colour selection seems overwhelming, Resene has collated more than 150 of the most popular shades in The Range fandeck. You can also refer to the Resene Whites & Neutrals fandeck.

August 2011

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