b'kitchensLeft: Despite the saying, Blue and green should never be seen, Resene Bismark and Resene Rainee work together beautifully in this Tasman kitchen. Designer Hannah Hebson says she chose Resene Rainee for the kitchen island to bringa freshness to the open-plan space while also complementing the homes countryside surroundings. The walls are Resene Bianca and the ceiling is Resene Alabaster.Resene ReseneBold and beautiful Dark Knight BismarkWhen the owners of an early-1900s Queenslander (see pageBlue horizons55) decided to update their kitchen, they sought out Brisbane- The walls of both of these kitchens, each open-plan, were painted basedKitchenEvolution(www.kitchenevolution.com.au).white to fit in with the rest of the home. But, in standalone kitchens, cabinetry in shades such as Resene Dark Knight and Resene Bismark are The brief was clear: They wanted a timeless aesthetic suitedequally impressive teamed with blue-toned walls. For example:to the remainder of the house as well as room for the family Team a moody, impactful shade such as Resene Dark Knight with an andspaceforentertaining,saysthecompanysDaneequally stormy shade such as Resene Tangaroa or Resene Coast. Other Hancock. The homeowners were also adamant about oneblue-based shades that work well with Resene Dark Knight are Resene other thingit must be bold and beautiful. So, they choseKashmir Blue and Resene Escapade. Resene Dark Knight, a slate blue, for the kitchens shaker-Pair a teal blue such as Resene Bismark with Resene Botticelli and style cabinetry. Resene Moby, both muted grey/blues.The liked the look of the dark blue against the rich honeycolourofthepinefloorandtheoriginalbrickIts usually the same white-on-white or woodgrain fireplace, says Dane. From there, it was just a case ofaccent.ButIwasexcitedbythechallenge.IplayedReseneselecting the right tone to complement the stone benchtop.around at first with darker tones, but they still wantedCoastThey didnt select blue for anywhere else in the home, whichthe kitchen to be light and bright.makes the kitchen a standout feature. Hannah says she knew she was onto a winner whenReseneThe rich hue of Resene Dark Knight adds character to theshefoundthecoloursReseneBismarkandReseneTangaroaroom and brings a sense of elegance, he says. Designed byRainee. The teal blue of Resene Bismark and the mint Peter Barrass and built by the Kitchen Evolution team, thegreenofReseneRaineetiedtogetherperfectlyand, striking space features a mix of classic and contemporarywhen teamed with the timber benchtop and patternedReseneEnjoy all the little moments more storage plus state of the art cooking appliances also makes itThenew-buildhome,inNelsonsRedwoodValley,Kashmir Blueelements. The combination of generous bench space andtile, created the exact look they were after.a functional hub. has glorious views of forests and farmland. Hannah saysReseneThedarkerbluecolourcomplementsthetimberthat part of her brief was to allow enough space aroundEscapadeWe are your local kitchen & joinery design,beautifully,givingthekitchenanicewarmfeel.Thethe work zones so that her clients could spread out benchtops(veinedquartzfromtheSmartstoneAthenawhen prepping, cooking and cleaning. In the original collection) are a beautiful contrast to Resene Dark Knight.architectural plans, the hob, oven and tall storage wereResenemanufacture & installation specialists The colour brings out the character of the white stone. combined on one small wall, which wouldnt have givenBotticellithem the space they required. So, she repositioned the Shades of nature hob under the window and specified a deep bulkheadReseneOrder your FREE Kitchen Look BookRaineeThe saying goes, Blue and green should never be seen,for the ducting. The bulkhead frames the windows and for ideas, inspiration, and trending styles laughs kitchen designer Hannah Hebson of Nelsons Cooperalso allows for task lighting in the kitchens prep zones.WebleyJoinery(www.cooperwebley.co.nz).ButthatsShe says the selection of a white stone benchtop Scan the QR code or go to www.mastercraft.co.nz/kitchens/hab completely flipped on its head when you see this beautifuland a wooden countertop to break the cool blue huesReseneroom, she says. makes the room welcoming. These materials and theMobyThe clientsa couple with boys in their early teens two colour choices, paired with Resene Bianca walls wanted a country kitchen that was fun and colourful. Itmakes the space successful. The large window, whichReseneneeded to make a statement among the white walls thatbathes the kitchen in natural light, works well withBiancawere used throughout the house. But from the start, theythe colours. were torn between having a blue and green kitchen.At first, she says, she was stumped. We rarely get clientsimages Dane Hancock, Grant Stirling www.grantstirling.com Resenewho want to be that bold with their cabinetry.words Tracey Strange Alabasterwww.mastercraft.co.nz I 0800 67 67 67 I 29 Locations New Zealand-wide57'