Homestyle New Zealand - - COLOUR FOR KIDS -

A com­pos­ite mar­ble or gran­ite ma­te­rial pop­u­larised by mod­ernist ar­chi­tects, here ter­razzo’s con­fetti-ish look is turned into a play­ful back­drop for a baby’s room.

1. Use a roller to paint the en­tire wall with two to three coats of Re­sene Truf­fle, then al­low to dry.

2. Roughly sketch out on a piece of pa­per the ter­razzo-style pat­tern you want to cre­ate on the wall, then use that as your guide. We used three colours: Re­sene Seachange, Re­sene Dawn Cho­rus and Re­sene Pad­dock.

3. Use a pen­cil to draw out­lines of your shapes on the wall, then mask them out with painter’s tape. To cre­ate ragged edges, rip pieces of tape in half length­ways be­fore stick­ing them on the wall. The more different an­gles and edges you can cre­ate, the bet­ter.

4. Use a roller to paint two to three coats of each of your cho­sen colours in­side the tape. Once dry, re­move the tape, as­sess the over­all look, then re­peat the process to cre­ate some ad­di­tional smaller shapes that in­ter­sect with the larger ones.

Re­sene Seachange

Re­sene Pad­dock

Re­sene Dawn Cho­rus

Re­sene Coffee Break

Re­sene Truf­fle

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