Total Colour Award winners

The new black

From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Wairiki Road, Balmoral

The brief was to dramatically transform a boring beige master bedroom with the use of colour, in a home decorated in a warm minimalistic style, already with Resene Black White on the walls in the living areas and hallway.

A dramatic sense has been created by using Resene Black on the walls and Resene Bianca on all the trims. The colour choice has restricted the room from becoming overly feminine, something common in bedrooms shared by both sexes, despite the use of floral printed accent fabrics. Florence Broadhurst ‘Japanese Floral’ curtains add a touch of glamour to the transformation, where off cuts were put to good use to make a lampshade for another room.

Black master bedroom

Old with new is confidently mixed, a bold red side table and a central pendant light, both share touches of Resene Bright Red which adds a splash of bold colour to the mostly monochromatic palette. Mismatched side tables show off the couple’s eclectic style, the retro chair was an internet bargain while the lamps are by kiwi designers, Workroom.

The homeowner says “While I love design I am also a bit sentimental and my two favourite objects are both pieces of furniture from Grant’s family, a glory box and a dresser both in our bedroom. I love the simple and elegant detailing on both piece and am overwhelmed with the amazing result, and how the designer has given the room a modern but timeless appeal, while working with family heirlooms that have sentimental value.”

Modern black master bedroom

Colours used: Resene Bianca, Resene Black, Resene Bright Red, Resene Black White.

Products used: Resene SpaceCote Flat, Resene Lustacryl, Resene Enamacryl.

Colour Selection: LeeAnn Yare
Interior Designer: LeeAnn Yare
Photographer: Larnie Nicolson

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