THE COLOUR EXPE RT

Shock­ing pink makes Miss Lolo founder Tamzyn Adding smile

NZ House & Garden - - ANTENNA /NEWS -

Shock­ing pink is Tamzyn Adding’s favourite colour and it’s fol­lowed the founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor of Miss Lolo through her life. Bright pink fea­tured heav­ily in all the things she loved as a child and it stars in her home. “When you walk in you’re hit by this super-bright pink. You can’t help but smile and that’s why I’ve al­ways used it,” Tamzyn says.

When Tamzyn branched into in­te­rior de­sign, bright pink popped up in her home­ware and logo and will be in her up­com­ing ac­cent col­lec­tion with Re­sene. “I’ve cre­ated a cu­rated Miss Lolo colour range us­ing Re­sene paints show­ing Ki­wis how to use on-trend colours rather than go­ing for the same neu­trals,” says Tamzyn.

What should you think about when choos­ing colour? What you want to keep. Peo­ple some­times put in a fea­ture wall, but they don’t take into ac­count drap­ery, bed­li­nen or other things that are ex­pen­sive to change if they don’t work with the new colour. Ask your­self, what is it in the room that is 100 per cent stay­ing? Then work back from there. And be mind­ful of art. Paint a Re­sene test­pot first to see that the fea­ture wall and art­work don’t fight against each other. What if you’re not brave enough for a full-on bright wall? Ex­per­i­ment with paint tech­niques. An om­bré wall cre­ated with paint can look amaz­ing. Or add colour in small doses. In­stead of a head­board, per­haps paint a cir­cle be­hind the bed, us­ing a fea­ture colour.

How to make sure you choose the right shade? A test­pot sam­ple is go­ing to look lighter than a whole room in that colour. Be aware of where the light falls. Paint all of the test­pot onto a large piece of card and move it around from light to dark ar­eas to see whether you’re go­ing to like it.

“Go with what you love,” says Tamzyn Adding, founder of Miss Lolo: “In my lounge, I’ve got an or­ange rug, a bright pink wall, a mul­ti­coloured couch, a blue cof­fee ta­ble. I like it. It doesn’t bother me if no­body else likes it be­cause I live here.” The liv­ing room fea­tures Re­sene ‘Black­bird’, Re­sene ‘Quar­ter Tea’ and soon to be re­leased Re­sene ‘Pink Cadil­lac’ from the Miss Lolo colour range.

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