Interior Style

4 interesting ways to use green paint in your home

Article by Simply You

Dial down the drama of daily life with the most soothing tone in the palette: Green. We show you how to incorporate this restful hue into your home

Green is the colour we most associate with nature and its calming, peace-inducing qualities. Home as a sanctuary is the essential antidote to the demands of work and the pace of the outside world — a tranquil home is where you rebalance your energy, restore your mind and calm overstimulated senses.

To dial it down, call up the spectrum of the forest and create a lush interior hush. Evoke the colours of New Zealand’s native bush and our unique sub-tropical plants, or conjure a cool Caribbean scene.

1. Matte

The once-dominant glossy paint look has been pushed aside, with technology now allowing us to enjoy the toned-down beauty of matte finishes, such as Resene SpaceCote Flat.

2. Colour pop

Apply accent tones to elevate the green Resene scheme and bring key pieces of furniture and objects to the fore. Yellow is a great accent colour if you want to highlight the most important elements in your interior design, or to create focal points in a room.

3. The trend

Shades of green, from deep jungle to moss, bring a natural, calming feel to interiors. Layer them to create a verdant paradise.

4. Go deeper

Darker moody greens are perfect for kitchen cabinetry. Ideally, use them in a room with an abundance of natural light.


All paint colours are from the Resene colour range. View A4 swatches of all colours in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop.

Resene paints and colours are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers nationwide. resene.co.nz/colorshops or 0800 RESENE (737 363).

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