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Our fifth 2021 Resene Colour Home Awards finalist is a lesson in colour-blocking

This Hawkes Bay home is lesson in how colour can transform a space. See why its our fifth 2021 Resene Colour Home Awards finalist below

2021 Resene Colour Home Awards

While repainting the entire interior of her home, Danelle Kendrick learnt a couple of things about colour. Firstly, how effective warm neutrals can be in turning a plain room into a welcoming one.

Resene Sandspit Brown or Resene Sour Dough are probably my favourites because they’re so calming and warm. They make the rooms feel homely and are easy to tie into the decor,” she says.

2021 Resene Colour Home Awards

The second thing she’s learnt is that colour doesn’t have to cover a whole wall. “I started colour blocking in the kids’ bedrooms,” Danelle explains. “I wanted to give them a space that was a bit more fun than just white walls.”

2021 Resene Colour Home Awards

She picked out a selection of testpots and the boys chose their favourite. For Reeve that was Resene Duck Egg Blue and for Finn, Resene Flax. Reeve’s room features a vertical colour block instead of a horizontal colour block. “Painting the colour up the wall instead of across helped the space to feel bigger,” Danelle explains.

2021 Resene Colour Home Awards

The boys are thrilled with their rooms, but it’s the laundry that wins Danelle’s heart. Here, Resene Sour Dough features on a panelled feature wall. “It really makes the room stand out,” she says. “And, it makes the laundry so much more fun!”

More Resene colours to try:

Left to right: Resene Breeze, Resene Avocado, Resene Alpaca

Words by: Bea Taylor, Photography by: Florence Charvin

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