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citrus splash

From Habitat magazine - issue 21

A zesty twist to a summery dining room.

Grey is an on-trend neutral and when you add a slice or two of the zesty citrus tones of yellow and orange, you create a stunning colour-popping dining setting.

Citrus colour scheme
Citrus colours
Accessories: Ocean Grove table, from Danske Mobler ( Rice ceramic jug, Rice melamine dinner plate, Rice melamine bowl, Rice melamine cups, all from Allium Interiors (;). Palm, from Kings Plant Barn (

The yellow chairs are not only mismatched in style but are painted in similar but different Resene yellows from the new Resene The Range fashion colours 16 – Resene Wild Thing (at back), Resene Bright Lights (side) and Resene Teddy (front). In a similar vein, a grouping of old plates has been painted in a variety of oranges – from bottom left clockwise, Resene Adrenalin, Resene Touche, Resene Juicy (two plates on right), and Resene Clockwork Orange (centre).

Add some bright tableware (including a vase painted in Resene Touche), hand-painted geometric placemats in the same colours as the plates, tropical greenery and fruit... and you have a sizzling summery setting.

The wall is in Resene Quarter Foundry, the palm pot is in Resene Transmission and the floor is in Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

Well placed

Make your own herringbone patterned placemats by painting pieces of ply or old placemats in a coat of Resene Half Athens Grey, hand-cut and apply some masking tape for a more organic feel, then paint with a variety of orange paints (Resene Juicy, Resene Touche, Resene Clockwork Orange and Resene Adrenalin). Remove the masking tape, lightly sand back the surface if you want a weathered effect, then protect it all with Resene Aquaclear.

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