We all have one of those friends, the type who knows just how to combine paint colours, but what if it’s not your strength? In our new series, we bring you dynamic duos that are made for each other. First up: cloudy blue and tan.
In association with Resene.
Sunset in Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) in the Atacama desert, Chile.
These hues complement each other to sophisticated effect thanks to their similar strength and moody quality. When pairing paint colours, create visual harmony by using varying amounts of each. Here, Resene Hammerhead covers two-thirds of the wall and the top third is painted in Resene Pendragon.
PAINT SWATCHES Resene Hammerhead, Resene Pendragon, Resene House White, Resene Smokescreen, Resene Gold Coast, resene.co.nz. MOODBOARD Background in Resene Pendragon; block in Resene Hammerhead, resene.co.nz. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Olio serving bowl, $159; Godmother Stansborough wool blanket, $580; vintage Turkish cushions, $149 each, everyday-needs.com. Picardie glass, $7, tessuti.co.nz. Vista planter, $69.90, cittadesign.com. INTERIOR LOOK, FROM TOP Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Pendragon and Resene Hammerhead; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene House White, resene.co.nz. Winter Storm framed print by Middle of Nowhere, $429, shutthefrontdoor.co.nz. Carlton sofa with resting unit, $11,519, boconcept.co.nz. Vintage Turkish cushions, $149 each, everyday-needs.com. Charcoal velvet cushion cover, $75, boltofcloth.com. Godmother Stansborough wool blanket, $580, everyday-needs.com. Oda lamp by Pulpo, $4090, ecc.co.nz. Coffee table by Terence Conran for Myer, $650, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz. Vista planter, $69.90, cittadesign.com. Olio serving bowl, $159, everyday-needs.com. Picardie glass, $7, tessuti.co.nz. Armadillo & Co Berber Weave Atlas rug, $1995, theivyhouse.co.nz. Karl-Erik Ekselius leather armchair, $2600, karakter.co.nz.
Styling Juliette Wanty
Photography Wendy Fenwick