Seasonal switch-outs: 1 colour 4 ways

24 May 2018

Some paint colours are just made for flexibility. White is one of them, and black and charcoal are others. We took Resene Nocturnal, a black-charcoal, and teamed it with other Resene colours to show how it can be transformed for four seasonal looks.

Did you know… that dark colours like Resene Nocturnal look great in a matte finish for a velvety effect? Use Resene SpaceCote Flat for a matte look.

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

Autumn

black paint, charcoal paint, Autumn room, living room, terracotta, Resene nocturnal, interior

A neutral and natural scheme using a monochromatic backdrop and shots of warm terracotta gives this room a welcoming autumnal feel. Texture is a key element with a macramé wall hanging with a pattern picked out in paint – Resene Moroccan Spice. A handy desk area sits to one side with a chair also painted in Resene Moroccan Spice, while the coat stand is in Resene Bounty, and the plant pots are in Resene Felix and Resene Miso. The rear wall is in Resene Nocturnal and the side wall is in Resene Double Alabaster.

Props: New Hampshire Loose Cover Sofa from Freedom Furniture, artwork from Endemic World, Arthur Desk and Fenton Magazine Rack from Freedom Furniture, Northern Rug in Grey from Bo Concept, Spencer Table Lamp in Cloud Blue from Adairs, Pony Rider Simple Times Cushion, Rains Long Jacket in Pacific, Sophie Gingham Mini Scarf, and Milligram Cork Pen Pot, from Good Thing.

pictures Bryce Carleton; styling by Kate Alexander

Winter

living room, interior, black paint, charcoal, Resene Nocturnal, winter room, green

The rich traditional tones of jade green and red help create a moody luxe room when teamed with the charcoal wall and some early Hollywood-style accessories. An Art Deco style drinks trolley is painted in lavender Resene Marionette to lighten the mood and add a dash of fun. Pop a shutter against the wall as a decorative element, painted in Resene Lonestar, and a side table for the cocktail glasses, painted in Resene Palm Green. The rear wall is painted in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Nocturnal and the side wall is in Resene Palm Green.

Props: Velvet Cushions from Bo Concept, Knightsbridge Velvet Ottoman in Burgundy from Adairs, Stella Chair in Aubergine from Me & My Trend, Murano Glass Bowl from Mr Bigglesworthy, and Husk Weave Rug in Ink from The Ivy House. 

Spring

living room, interior, black paint, charcoal, Resene Nocturnal, spring room, pastel

Soft, gelato shades suit the sweet country style used for this room where old crates are used as coffee tables and painted in one coat for a rustic look in Resene Sazerac and Resene Cut Glass. An old ladder is painted in Resene Moonbeam and pressed into service as a decorative object, and a shelf. The Resene Nocturnal wall is joined by a side wall in Resene Poet, and vases are painted in Resene Poet and Resene Cut Glass.

Props: Arlo Round Mint Cushion from Adairs and Kip & Co Velvet Pea Cushion in Peach from Good Thing

Summer

living room, interior, black paint, charcoal, Resene Nocturnal, summer room, bright, plywood floor

The typical kiwi bach was the inspiration for this room, using a mix of colours from soft sea blue to bright primary colours like yellow and cobalt blue to represent the way bach interiors are often an organic collection of clashing pieces and colour. The Resene Nocturnal wall provides a quiet, neutral backdrop for the range of colours, and is joined by a side wall in Resene Ashanti and a plywood floor finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

An old retro sideboard has been given an eye-catching overhaul in Resene Space Cadet (blue) and Resene Gorse (yellow), while the second-hand coffee tables are in the softer shades of Resene Sakura (pink) and Resene Ashanti (aqua). The plant pots are in Resene Nocturnal and Resene Sakura.

Props: Den Armchair from Freedom Furniture, Braid Weave Rug in Chalk from The Ivy House, Elk Sunglasses and Feel Good Inc Sunscreen from Good Thing

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