RESENE COLOUR CONSULTANT SARAH GREGORY TALKS PAINTING OPTIONS.
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.