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6 tonal wallpaper designs that add just the right amount of texture

10 Dec 2019

Too much of a good thing ends up being a bad thing. Some wallpaper designs, while their pattern is beautiful, can overwhelm a space – especially if they have other strong elements to complete with.

These six tone-on-tone designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection have just the right amount of interest for when you still want to keep things simple in a room that is lacking that little extra ‘something’.

While Resene Wallpaper Collection IUM205 definitely has a distinct pattern to it, its tonal taupe colour palette keeps it from taking over. Try it with a lamp in Resene Colorwood Whitewash, ceiling and floor in Resene Alabaster, skirting boards in Resene Half Cararra, a statement piece of furniture, such as a sideboard, stained in Resene Colorwood Oregon and a few decorative accents in Resene Quarter Sandstone.

Wash your room in a subtle sandy glow with Resene Wallpaper Collection 69516, which will also help furnishings become the focus. Stain the floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt and trims in Resene Quarter Pravda. For the room’s focal point, choose a natural coffee table and top with accessories and a lamp in Resene Rice Cake. Add a modern statement chair in Resene Half Gravel topped with a throw in Resene Half Putty.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 388740, Resene Wallpaper Collection 388790 and Resene Wallpaper Collection 388770 are a dream team that can work harmoniously together in the same space without stealing the limelight. Paint doors and trim in Resene Quarter Parchment, large pieces of furniture, such as a coffee table and bookshelf, in Resene Wheatfield and Resene In The Mauve. For those all-important final flourishes, go for accents in Resene Apache and Resene Jimmy Dean.

If you’ve been loyal to neutrals, having a colourful feature wall can be intimidating. Resene Wallpaper Collection FD25336, however, is an easy stepping stone into a more adventurous space without being overbearing. Paint skirting boards in Resene Half Tea, a stylish statement chair in Resene Shilo and add an art deco-inspired side table in Resene FX Metallic Rose Gold topped with accessories in Resene Green Meets Blue and Resene Swamp for a lounge scheme that shines.

Make your living room a standout with a statement wall in Resene Wallpaper Collection 529104 teamed with walls in Resene Eighth Bokara Grey and complemented with a ceiling and trims in Resene Quarter Truffle. Keeping with the neutral theme, achieve an inviting aesthetic with a L-shaped sofa in Resene Truffle – a classic choice that’ll fit nicely with the feature wallpaper. To keep the space from looking washed out, add a few cushions and candleholders in Resene Wishlist and Resene Bardot.

Go geometric with Resene Wallpaper Collection FD25333 – a dramatic yet soft tonal look. A ceiling in Resene Quarter Rakaia will give the room plenty of visual breathing space then paint a console table or cabinet in Resene Nero to ground the room and stain the floor in Resene Colorwood Iroko. Finish off with a few vases of different shapes and sizes in Resene Urbane and Resene Silver Aluminium metallic paint.