Paint effects masterclass
Create the ultimate beach-inspired holiday retreat at home with Resene this summer.
How to: Paint wash a wall
This clever paint effect is a simple, cost effective way to revitalise any room.
Achieve this effect by layering stripes using a small sponge roller, available from Resene ColorShops, over a paler hue for the whole wall.
Create the look
Marrying a cheery buttercup yellow with a selection of moody ocean hues, this statement wall provides a beach-inspired backdrop to this summery bedroom.
For a harmonious look, pluck out a couple of colours from the feature wall to use on the floor and a side table, and style using natural textiles; then complete the seaside holiday look with seashells and coral.
Easy to master, this clever paint effect can be used to achieve a range of moods depending on your choice of colour palette. Experiment with earthy browns and shimmering gold for a desert feel or swamp greens and teak for a tribal look.
TOP TIP: Resene testpots are made using Resene Lumbersider, a low sheen paint. Opt for Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen to achieve a similar sheen for your walls (pictured here), or go for a subtle sheen contrast with Resene SpaceCote Flat in a luxurious matte finish so the paint effect really pops.