Turn an everyday thoroughfare into a home highlight for an arrival that will not go unnoticed.
Painting a doorway (arched or rectangular) is an elegant way to add detail to a simple space — and it’s as easy as pie. This works best in a room that’s painted a pale colour because it ensures a bold contrast (or vice versa).
You might like to let your Resene paint choices be informed by hero homeware items or artwork in the room. Our palette was inspired by the velvet of the chair and the tiled top of the console table in the hallway.
Mask and paint an 18cm band around the door frame, then paint the interior of the frame the same shade. We continued the band around the room to create a skirting-board effect.
Now’s a fine opportunity to also make yourself a new object of interest. Keep an eye out in op shops for an intriguingly shaped vase, then use a Resene testpot in a favourite shade to instantly bring it up to date, like we did, above.
Living area wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Shabby Chic; hallway wall Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Earthen; archway in Resene Family Tree; floor in Resene Enamacryl gloss in Resene Waiouru.
Accessories: Top left: Loafer lounge chair by Space Copenhagen for &tradition, dawsonandco.nz., Bottom left: Turn floor lamp, douglasandbec.com. Bottom right: Herringbone Tile console table by Charlotte Høncke for Warm Nordic, goodform.co.nz. Ceramic container by Artesanía de Galicia, Moon jar by Walk in the Park, tessuti. co.nz. Ada bag, georgiajay.com. Pedestal, babelogue.shop. Vintage vase in Resene Rice Cake. Mosaic Tile dish by John Crichton, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz.
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Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.