RESENE COLOUR CONSULTANT DEANNA HILLS TALKS ABOUT BOLD COLOUR: Colour can create a strong emotional response. Can you share some advice about how to use bold colours in the home?
Colour can definitely produce a strong emotional response. Some rooms take deep colours better than others. Usually these are rooms you might spend less time in. Bedrooms are fantastic! A strong shade here creates a cosy, inviting and intimate feel. Try Resene Wireless, Baltic Sea, Tarawera or Green Meets Blue. Second lounges and powder room/ separate toilets are another good choice for a colour statement. A powder room is great because most visitors will use it – they won’t be in there for long but a deep or bright colour will give a sense of interest, happiness, or at least a surprise! Consider Resene Double Foundry, Celtic, Blanched Pink or Peppermint. If a feature wall seems too overwhelming, you could do half a wall, a thick horizontal strip across the wall, or a shape such as a circle or triangle around a bookshelf, piece of art or in a corner of the room. Take a look at Resene Wild Thing, Dauntless, Ruby Tuesday, Irresistible or Reservoir.