A new coat of paint, a fresh start
Painting a room doesn’t have to be a chore.
For many, the task of painting a new room can be quite dull. After all, people don’t usually watch paint dry for fun, do they?
But dealing with paint can, in fact, be very rewarding. Picking out paint is a chance to invite a little bit of freshness into your home, and as long as you take your time, you may find the process quite relaxing.
FEATHERING PAINT SWATCHES IS THERAPEUTIC
What does everyone do as soon as they grab the Resene colour fandeck? They spread it out so it makes a beautiful display of paint options, of course.
Fanning the colour swatches to make a perfect gradient of samples is insanely therapeutic. And, guilty pleasures exposed, who doesn’t enjoy spreading the whole deck out and fanning themselves off as they peruse all the other paint samples around the store?
Don’t forget, as you consider your options you can pick the right colour to psychologically help put your mind at ease too. Blue shades, like Resene Duck Egg Blue and Resene Dusted Blue, are relaxing colours to use in your home.
Need some more colour inspiration? Don’t be afraid to ask your Neighbourly community; you never know, your neighbour may have just revamped their living area in the perfect shade for your bedroom.
WATCHING PAINT MIX IS HYPNOTIC
OK, there might not be an exact science behind this, but there’s something incredibly relaxing about watching paint mix. In fact, there are even social media accounts dedicated to swirling paint colours together! Whether you’re mixing paints on your own palette or watching your new living room colour getting ready in the shaker at your local Resene ColourShop, you could just find yourself completely entranced as the colours swirl to make a new one that’s perfect for your home.
BRUSH STROKES ARE SUBCONSCIOUSLY RHYTHMIC
Painting a wall is like a wax-on, wax-off situation. As you continue to paint, your body gets into a natural rhythm that you almost can’t explain. Painting could make you feel as if you’re covering the old with the new – you’re giving yourself a fresh start. It’s the perfect way to reset your internal clock. Feeling relaxed yet?
CREATING A ROOM CONCEPT IS REWARDING
Having the eye to tie a whole room together is incredibly rewarding. Before brush met wall, you flipped through countless magazines, talked to friends and family, and agonised over colour, furniture, curtains and accessory choices to get the room looking just right.
But finally, after all that hard work, you’re ready to sit back in your comfiest armchair and take in your hard work. Take a deep breath and slowly exhale. It wasn’t so hard after all, was it?
The satisfaction of repainting a room and seeing the transformation from start to finish is surprisingly rewarding – so rewarding you might just find yourself eyeing up the next room to paint.
Resene Dusted Blue works beautifully in this room designed by Masonry Designs Solutions.