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Colour palette from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

Resene Colour Consultant Nikki Morris offers an insight into perfectly pairing fabrics and paint.

Curtains have the ability to transform a room from the mundane and turn it into something truly amazing. However, they can also bring your room to a halt and stop it from reaching its full wow factor and potential. It is vital to consider your room’s purpose and how you want to use the space before selecting your window treatments.

Matching paint and fabric

Matching paint and fabric 2

Matching paint and fabric 3

Choosing your fabrics first will help you get one step ahead when it comes to creating your dream space. If you are a big fan of having colour on your walls, then it’s good to consider either a fabric with a small playful print featuring a complementing colour, or a single clean contrasting colour.

If you prefer calm, neutral toned walls then curtains give you the opportunity to introduce bold patterns and textures within the same colour palette. It is important that curtains and walls work well together; one should dominate the space while the other works to support it.

Our top tips when it comes to choosing curtain fabric are:

Perfect pairings...

April/May 2014

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Colour palettes from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series
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