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Citrus segments

Swap neutral colours for fruity hues in well-positioned blocks  and what have you got?

In association with Resene.

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Citrus shades, particularly pale greens and yellows, bring instant freshness and a clean appeal to a room. If you’re wanting to edge your décor into slightly more daring territory than the ever-faithful Resene Whites & Neutrals collection, consider these zesty colours as an alternative to the usual white, cream and beige. They also go well with more energised neutrals, such as the Resene Despacito used here.
Resene Influential is an ultra-chic statement shade — introduce it to your scheme in a well-defined block. We chose to feature it not as the wall colour but as an accent on the backrest and seat of the built-in bench.
Even the most humdrum of tables can be transformed into a modern masterpiece. Full disclosure: the beauty pictured here was originally designed to be a meeting table; we liked its curvaceous top and the cool geometry of its base, so we repurposed it as a dining table with highlighted edging. Relatively inexpensive furniture like this isn’t a big deal to repaint, so just have fun. If your table or other surfaces are slippery, you may like to coat them with Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer before painting.

BACKDROP Wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Despacito; Resene Curtain Collection Pause voile curtains in Earth; bench seat in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Influential; table in Resene Cleopatra and Resene Yuma; floor in Resene Enamacryl in Resene Smoothie, resene.co.nz. TOP, FROM LEFT B33 dining chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, $5880/set of six, midcenturyswag.co.nz. Ergoplan 900 table, $248, unofurniture.co.nz. Angled U vase, $382, csongvayblackwood.com. White vase, $85, babelogue.shop. Stacking cups by Monmouth Glass Studio, $68 each, tessuti.co.nz. Cotton Velvet cushion cover, $50, cittadesign.com. Round Velvet squab by Klay, $150; Timmy throw by Missoni, $835, tessuti.co.nz.

PAINT SWATCHES, FROM LEFT: Resene Despacito, Resene Influential, Resene Cleopatra, Resene Yuma, Resene Smoothie, resene.co.nz.

Styling Juliette Wanty
Photography Wendy Fenwick