Dark, dramatic and cool

Trends Ideas Article: Everything is connected visually in this master suite – including paint colour choices.

No interior design choice ever stands alone, as everything is connected visually, including colour choices.

This master suite, part of a new home designed by Masonry Design Solutions, is all about the views, and in particular the outlook to a large neighbouring forest. The master bathroom even steps outwards to maximise the verdant outlooks.

To provide contrast to the suite’s broad use of white tones, a feature wall behind the bed is finished in Resene Nocturnal. Besides adding a two-tone aesthetic, the dark tones of Resene Nocturnal also offer a counterpoint to the deep green forest tones seen from the windows. The dark tone also accentuates the room’s generous height and its character gable ceiling.

Resene Nocturnal is also available as part of the Resene CoolColour range for exterior use. Darker paint colours can potentially be suntraps, soaking in the sun’s rays and placing undue stress on the coating and the substrate.

However, the versatile Resene CoolColour range allows darker colours to retain their good looks while at the same time reflecting the sun’s heat back away from them, keeping them cooler than their standard counterparts.

For details, visit a Resene ColorShop, phone 0800 737 363, web:


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