Baby baby

04 Jun 2015

Creating the perfect room for a baby can be one of the most significant decorating projects in a parent’s life – especially when it’s our first. We all want to achieve a space that is restful and sleep-promoting, but with subtle little touches such as this pretty bunting to stimulate the newborn’s interest. The old ‘blue for boys and pink for girls’ adage is a thing of the past now and these days, practically anything goes. 

Top tip... If you’re worried about your precious new bundle, use Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free paint for your interior projects. It gives you a lovely low-sheen finish and is free of volatile organic compounds.

See more rooms like this in our Habitat Plus 1 look 4 ways interior colour schemes.

Read more Colours and ideas for nurseries

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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If you want to future-proof a child’s bedroom by not painting it in hot candy colours that won’t age as well as your son or daughter, try a warm timeless neutral such as Resene Quarter Drought on the walls. This quiet and versatile backdrop lets you add colour in other ways with bed linen, furniture and accessories. Resene Quarter Bianca is used on the ceiling, trims and chest of drawers; it has an intriguing and quixotic nature, sitting between white and cream.

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The delicate, almost wraithlike presence of Resene Mint Julep, a complex yellow with a hint of green, makes it a perfect choice for cocooning your precious new bundle, boy or girl. Accompanying it here is Resene White, which really needs no introduction. Perfect, pure and innocent, it catches the light in a way no other variation can ever quite match.

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There’s fun to be had in this room with its show-stopping walls in Resene Zappo – a soft, atmospheric lilac from the Resene KidzColour range, which sets off the bunting to great effect. The near white of Resene Alabaster positively glows on the trims and ceiling in this particular incarnation, while the chest of drawers bears the unmistakable pale foam pink of Resene Slipper to finish a scheme fit for a princess. 

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For a more gender specific look, Resene Splat from the Resene KidzColour range is a clear, sea-breeze blue on the walls in this room, while the ceiling and trims in Resene Quarter Black White add a satisfying contrast. Rather than leave the drawers in white, in this scheme they’ve been given a magical makeover using Resene Sherbert, which is as crisp and tingly as its name suggests.

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Resene Alabaster

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