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This Palmerston North home isn’t for the faint-hearted

Julie Attwell’s Palmerston North home embraces deep, dark paint shades, especially black!

Living here since 2006 with husband Anthony, son Jackson, 17, daughter Georgia, 22, mother Joan, Penny the Staffy, cats Goose, Timmy and Stella, and chickens Custard, Dora, Peg and Dave, you could say she has a rather full house!

The three-bedroom, 120-square-metre art deco building has been fully redecorated by Julie, who says although her decor style is ever-evolving, her penchant for black has never wavered. For evidence, look no further than her lounge feature wall painted in Resene ‘Nero’, a deep colour with inky blue undertones. “I’m super confident about dark colours, black in particular,” she says. “It’s my favourite; I think it’s beautiful but it needs to be used wisely. If you get it wrong, you lose its beauty.”

Colour tips & tricks

  • As with any dark tone, this one will make a room appear smaller and more enclosed. It’s superb for a room that’s more likely to be used in the evening, such as a media or TV room, or a bedroom.
  • If using dark colours on your exterior, consider using a Resene CoolColour product to keep it cooler during summer.

Resene shades to try:
Mix and match blacks and greys from The Range fandeck.

+ Resene ‘All Black’
+ Resene ‘Half Bokara Grey’
+ Resene ‘Ditto’
+ Resene ‘Blackout’

Photography by: Nicola Edmonds.

All from The Range fashion colours. Resene paints and colours are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers nationwide. www.resene.co.nz or 0800 RESENE (737 363).

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