Spruce up bedrooms
Your bedroom is not just a place to store various possessions and clothing, but a place to rest your weary body and allow yourself to unwind, relax and switch off until you feel like you’re resting on a cloud.
Calming, cosy, or intimate and romantic, whatever ambience helps you sleep at night, pop into your local Resene ColorShop and talk to a colour consultant.
Resene colour consultant Alex Pederson says, “We live in a society that is 24/7. We live busy and active lives, so it’s important that we have somewhere to recharge and regenerate.”
Alex suggests homeowners should think about the tone or the mood of the room, the style of the home, how it connects and flows with the rest of the home, the space (size, layout, etc) and the style of furniture and furnishings.
“I would advise to take the Resene colour personality test online to see where you lie with colour palettes, this test tells you which seasonal palette suits you best. The habitat plus book has a ‘discover your style personality’ quiz that is also a great way to narrow down the possibilities.”
Soft greys, greens, blues and nude tones all have a soothing and restful feel. Resene Duck Egg Blue or Resene Dusted Blue from the Resene fashion fandeck could be the colour you’re looking for.
“Blues are generally receding colours and make the space feel open light and airy. Green tones, such as Resene Secrets or Resene Inside Back, also are great for a bedroom space colours. If you are looking for something slightly more neutral, soft greys such as Resene Quarter Atmosphere, Resene Quarter Truffle or Resene White Pointer are fantastic and versatile colours. For a little bit of a feminine feel, I would suggest colours such as Resene Rascal, Resene Sakura and Resene Dawn Chorus.”
Muted grey and neutral tones are still dominating magazine pages and interiors of the residential and commercial sorts; chosen for their versatility and adaptability. Neutrals including Resene Half Ash, Resene Caraway and Resene Thorndon Cream all have an undertone of green, often preferred over traditional yellow or red based neutrals. For something deeper and a cocooning feel, try Resene Quarter Baltic Sea, Resene Quarter Bokara Grey or sResene Dark Side.
Alex recommends a flat finish paint for ceilings, flat or low sheen paint for walls and semi-gloss or gloss for doors and architraves. “Flat finishes hide imperfections more so than shiny finishes. If you are trying to cover a large area it can be difficult to lay off, and shiny finishes will highlight roller and brush marks. For doors and architraves, these get a bit more activity especially with hands opening doors or the vacuum along the skirting so having a shiny finish means it is easier to clean and practical.”