b'Above leftFor her Jacquline chair, Olivia Neveu of Lucille first painted two coats of Resene Hullabaloo then usingResenea drybrush technique, added a sheer coat of Resene Regent Grey over the top. When this was dry she sanded theHullabaloochair back, showing the base of Resene Hullabaloo in places and the wood in others.ReseneAbove rightFor the Aurelie dresser, Olivia used three coats of Resene Regent Grey and sanded this back in placesWalnutto let the wood show through. She then applied a coat of Resene Walnut from the Resene Colorwood interiorResenewood stains range, rubbing it off while it was still wet, to enhance the natural colour of the piece. Regent GreyThe classic distressed look is still popular but these days the traditional soft pastel base is often replaced with a much stronger or brighter colour. This look is straightforward to create. You can have the bare wood showing beneath the colour of your choice, or you can have a base colour peeking through a top colouras though the furniture has been repainted before and the original colour is coming through. Or both. You can then finish with a coat of Resene Aquaclear urethane to protect the furniture.A very current approach is colour-blocking, as seen on the red and white sideboard opposite, with pieces sporting two, three, five or more different colours. The trend is for bold coloursbright yellows, hot reds and shocking pinks. Colour blocking can be very straight forward if, using a chest of drawers as an example, the bulk of the piece is one colour and the drawersanother.Forthemoreadvanced,wheremorethanone A simple yet stunning coffee table made from colour is being used on a single surface, use masking tape for clean, a recycled pallet, created by Kiki Mitchell. Itsstraight lines between colours. painted in Resene Windfall and distressed toThe trick is to paint your palest colours first as it is easier to paintshow glimpses of the timber below.ReseneWindfall37'