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We go together

Good couples – with Resene, from Homestyle magazine

We all have one of those friends, the type who knows just how to combine paint colours, but what if it’s not your strength?

Colour matches cloudy blue and tan.

Colours made to go together

In our new series, we bring you dynamic duos that are made for each other. First up: cloudy blue and tan.

Two’s company

These hues complement each other to sophisticated effect thanks to their similar strength and moody quality. When pairing paint colours, create visual harmony by using varying amounts of each. Here, Resene Hammerhead covers two-thirds of the wall and the top third is painted in Resene Pendragon.

Interior look, from top: Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Pendragon and Resene Hammerhead; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene House White.


Sunset in Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley, below right) in the Atacama desert, Chile.

Paint combinations
Moodboard, above background in Resene Pendragon; block in Resene Hammerhead, Clockwise from left, Olio serving bowl, Godmother Stansborough wool blanket, vintage Turkish cushions, each, Picardie glass, Vista planter,

Accessories: (Top of page photo) Winter Storm framed print by Middle of Nowhere, Carlton sofa with resting unit, Vintage Turkish cushions, each, Charcoal velvet cushion cover, Godmother Stansborough wool blanket, Oda lamp by Pulpo, Coffee table by Terence Conran for Myer, Vista planter, Olio serving bowl, Picardie glass, Armadillo & Co Berber Weave Atlas rug, Karl-Erik Ekselius leather armchair,

Hero colours:

Supporting palette:

Supporting palette:

Styling: Juliette Wanty. Photography: Wendy Fenwick. 2017

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