RE­SENE COLOUR CON­SUL­TANT SARAH GRE­GORY TALKS PAINT­ING OP­TIONS.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HOME IDEAS -

What is the best way to use Re­sene test­pots?

Paint the test­pot colour onto a piece of A2 card, leav­ing an un­painted bor­der around the edge. Colour acts like a chameleon and changes when next to an­other colour, so the plain bor­der will pre­vent this as you put the painted card against your wall. Move the card around the room to see how it looks in dif­fer­ent light. You can also bend the card so you can see the in­ten­sity of colour you will get in the cor­ners of the room, where colour bounces off it­self.

What are your favourite shades right now?

Re­sene Rice Cake – a chalky, warm white, which is great in a south-fac­ing room where a white scheme can be cold. I also love the soft­ness of Re­sene Duck Egg Blue – it can be used as a fea­ture colour or for a whole room to cre­ate a tran­quil space.

What tips do you have for tack­ling a colour change in your home?

The best ad­vice I can give is to do some re­search and find what colours in­spire you. The Re­sene web­site (re­sene.co.nz) and Habi­tat by Re­sene (habi­tat­byre­sene.co.nz) are good places to start. You can even take a colour per­son­al­ity test on the Re­sene web­site. Visit a Re­sene ColorShop too – they have great de­sign book­lets to help you de­velop your ideas. Once you have a start­ing point, con­sider what you are will­ing to or can af­ford to change, such as curtains, floor­ing and tiles, as these will in­flu­ence your colour choices.

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