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Change up your wallpaper without actually changing your wallpaper

25 Mar 2020

Some wallpaper is actually designed to be painted, making it easier than ever to personalise it to go with your home’s existing colour scheme. These paintable designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection can bring an added element of texture to your space in literally any colour you can imagine. When you’re ready for a change, simply roll on a new topcoat colour to switch things up yet still maintain a high level of tactile and visual interest. Here are seven customised looks you can weave into your own home. 

Try giving Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection 339703 rich golden depth in Resene Quarter Pavlova. Pair it with floors in Resene Foggy Grey and a wooden dining table, chairs and lampshade in Resene Alabaster for a stark white contrast. Finally, have fun with accessories by painting vases and bowls in frisky purples like Resene Vintage and Resene Cosmic.  

Two-toned walls can be wildly good fun in open plan living spaces. Go with Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection RD5671 and paint a section of this modern design in Resene Blue Night and the rest in Resene Quarter Truffle. Opt for a floor in Resene Tapa, which pairs well with the clean white and moody blue of the wallpaper. Finally, weave in a bit of glamour with Resene Harvest Gold side tables, lighting and cushions, plus some small pot plants in Resene Half Craigieburn.

Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection RD80000 painted in Resene Bud would make for a glamorous master bedroom and the ultimate luxury hideaway. Go with flooring in Resene Colorwood Iroko and long drapes and bedding to match in Resene Quarter Bokara Grey. Add a hint of colour with a throw in Resene High Tea and some cushions and small accessories in Resene Soothe

Your home office should be a place that fosters concentration and productivity, and Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection 5202-10 painted Resene Half Tana is the perfect starting point. Add a chair in Resene Rivergum – greens are great for wellness – and desk legs in Resene Half Gauntlet. Top your desk with a modern lamp in Resene Nero and a mug in Resene Rainee for another pop of green. 

For a cool and calming aesthetic in your sitting room, you can’t go past Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection 339604 in Resene Half Stack. Team with a floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt and trims in Resene Half Black White. Find a comfortable occasional chair in a soothing grey hue with elements of Resene Cinnamon on the piping and as well as a decorative cushion. For lively finishing touch, go with nesting side tables in Resene Kumutoto topped with a neutral vase.  


Your hallway will be an eye-catching stand-out with Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection RD80029 in bold Resene Seeker. Pair it with a sideboard in Resene Colorwood Natural and some neutral decorative pieces in Resene Midwinter Mist. Yellow works remarkably well against bold blue so opt for a lamp in sunny Resene Gorse, and some stacked books in a variety of earthy tones including Resene Bondi Blue.

Get the rich look that comes from tongue-and-groove style panelling without having to trim a single piece of timber. Resene Paintables Wallpaper Collection 117608 looks incredible in Resene Xanadu especially with the upper wall in soothing Resene Half Fossil. For flooring, Resene Double Villa White will pop against the green lower wall as well as a charming bench in Resene Half Villa White. Top your seating with frilly cushions in Resene Burgundy – ideal for a child’s play room! 

Published: 25 Mar 2020