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Three children, three bedrooms, three accent walls – the right choice of Resene paints brings personality to these spaces

Colour creates a sense of personal space in these children's bedrooms


Contrasting light and dark tones feature in the public spaces of this contemporary family home, creating a relaxed harmony. However, the three children's bedrooms each reflect a personality all of their own.

Interior designer on the project Emma Morris, of Eterno Design, says the feature wall tones in the bedrooms were an easy way to achieve a feeling of personal space for each of the children. Morris chose the Resene wall tones in collaboration the children's parents. As well as appealing to their young children, the colours had to have an enduring quality that would still be appropriate as the children grow older.

"The feature wall in one of the boys' rooms is Resene Shadowy Blue – a deep midnight blue in the Karen Walker Range – with the other walls in complementary Resene Quarter Concrete. The other boy's bedroom has a leading wall in Resene Half Powder Blue balanced with Resene Half Sea Fog, a soft white with a hint of grey.

"The accent wall in the daughter's bedroom is Resene Blanched Pink – a soft, dusty pink – with complementary Resene Ebb introduced on the other walls.

The ceilings in all three bedrooms are Resene Quarter Alabaster, while skirtings, architraves and doors are painted in durable Resene Lustacryl Quarter Alabaster.


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First published date: 30 November 2017

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