Turn your attention to a built-in detail that’s technically tucked away but can also really stand out.
Build a nook new or repurpose a cupboard to become one. They work in any number of locations: for the mail and keys in your entryway, for the TV in your living room, as a study spot in a guest room...
Demarcate the space with Resene paint. Go for a bold, deep colour to accent the built form and draw your eye in, such as this copper brown Resene Cinnamon. Contrast that with a pale colour on the wall, like this dusty grey Resene Half Ash, and one that’s somewhere in between on the floor – we chose grey-green Resene Half Innocence. Use painter’s tape to ensure your lines are as exact as the architecture.
Designate the shelves for storage and display (or let one double as a desk), curating a selection of objects that get on well with your colour palette or repainting them with inexpensive Resene testpots so they suit.
For an ultra-matte finish in your nook, use Karen Walker Chalk Colour (available from Resene ColorShops). It’s velvety and can be enhanced with one of two waxes: Vintage and Clear.
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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.