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Colour palette from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

The master bedroom requires a careful balance of colour and function, Resene Colour Consultant Nikki Morris offers an insight.

Neutral master bedroom

Your master bedroom deserves some serious thought and consideration. You want this to be your dream room. This area more than any other in your home is your own space; you use it – so be bold and own it.

Take the time to work through your options and invest love into your chosen colour scheme. It is important you love your space, as it needs to achieve a vibe you can explore and live in.

Carefully consider its purpose, are you surrounded by kids all day long and need your bedroom to be more of an escape and retreat styled room? Perhaps you want an upbeat ‘the world doesn’t stop for sleep’ kind of vibe. You may want something more moody and sensual. It is possible you envision it to be a feminine space with a romantic style; or perhaps a casual and comfortable space is what you want to create? The looks and options are endless!

Bedrooms are taking on new feels and styles and new emerging trends are creeping in and creating stunning looks such as seriously cool statement ceilings. Whether it be a high stud panelled ceiling painted a warm rich chocolate or bold cool tones this is a look which doesn’t hold back. It is also a look that’s just started making waves of excitement and will continue to be on the rise over the next couple of years. Consider colours such as Resene Shiraz, Resene Oilskin, Resene Double Truffle or Resene Clockwork Orange for warmth and sophistication with a contemporary edge.

A sea blue master bedroom

Following a trend of colourful ceilings, this amazing sea blue feature room uses Resene Seachange to create instant pull and attraction without being overwhelming.

Depth of colour is to be embraced – the biggest colour mistake you can make is pulling back a shade due to being unsure. Statements, need and want, to be statements! Indulge in a chocolate cocoa painted room and enjoy the delicious warmth and ambience that can be achieved with these deeper shades of colour.

November/December 2014

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Colour palettes from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series
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