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NZ House & Garden, Resene / Colour expert

Harmony is a key driver for designer Charlotte Minty.

With a love of Resene colour palettes based around whites, greys, dusty blues and grey-greens, Wellington interior designer Charlotte Minty aspires to create good design that lasts, that has warmth and humanity, and which is harmonious and accessible.

Charlotte Minty

Charlotte Minty kitchen

Interior designer Charlotte Minty often incorporates grey-greens in her work – a current favourite is Resene Inside Back. These kitchen cabinets are painted in Resene Ship Grey with walls in Resene Black White. The project won a Resene Total Colour Award. Kitchen photograph by Bonny Beattie.

Charlotte’s current projects include a 100-year-old cottage in Wairarapa being renovated as a holiday home, two inner-city apartments and an ongoing turn-of-the- century villa project that started several years ago and is nearing completion.

Says Charlotte: “No project is the same and that’s the beauty of the game. As a designer in New Zealand, you need to be versatile and be able to embrace different projects. For example, one of the apartments will have a bold interior with a new dark green kitchen with walnut and brass details, while the other has a calmer approach with a textural palette of oak, whites, greys, and yellow.”

What is your current favourite colour?

“My favourite colour at the moment is Resene Inside Back. A good grey-green gets me every time!”

How do you like to incorporate Resene colour in your work?

“I like colour to be part of a whole, where it coheres with the surroundings and the intended design. I work on the occasional commercial project, most recently on a retrofitted office space that had a welcoming residential vibe and included this kitchen which could be opened up or closed off as needed. The project was done with my sister, architect Amelia Minty, working to a brief to create a versatile modern office absent of the traditional trappings of a corporate life.”

 

NZ House & Garden. December 2021


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