Horowhenua Chronicle



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When it comes to choosing a colour palette for a Georgian, Edwardian, or any other historical period really, colour is key. Our modern commitment to neutral interiors really only became the norm in the late 20th century.

If you’re a committed Bridgerton fan you may want to consider basing your colour scheme around Resene Wedgewood. Production designers for the TV show have said they wanted the interiors of the Bridgerton family home to resemble Wedgwood ceramic.

To try the effect at home try a cornflower blue.

By comparison the fictional family’s more colourful, in every sense, neighbours the Feathering­tons are defined by brighter yellows and greens.

Beyond the specific colours associated with the show your colour palette is fairly open. Jewel or deeply saturated colours of emerald , deep turquoise or bold yellow inherently lend a sense of luxury to a room. But pastels and more muted shades such as fresh green, sorbet tones or soft pink will lend your space a refined elegance.


Bold florals, fleur de lis patterns and even Chinoiseri­e inspired designs are a key feature of those grand dining rooms, plush bedrooms and cosy drawing rooms.

If going all floral seems too much just cover a feature wall or scale it back even further by papering over small sections of ply and framing them to hang in your space. Try an artistic repeating design to resemble a tapestry.

If you can find ornate second-hand frames, paint them in gold metallic paint or try and replicate an elaborate cornice by painting in a plaster-toned neutral.

Textured wallpaper is another really effective way of adding both texture and pattern into your room.

For more ideas, ask a Resene Colour Expert free online, resene.co. nz/colourexpe­rt or visit your local Resene ColorShop.

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