a beatiful combination of my two favourite things - fashion and interior design... the ingenious idea resene came up with was to get a well known new zealand designer to come up with a paint collection... brilliant - they should definitely do more - i would love to see what kate sylvester or juliette hogan comes up with!
A tailored blend of most of the hues from the original collection, the new collection pushes the boundaries out to lavenders and Te Henga inspired hues embued with names such as Weathered Blue and Cliff Face Grey. The new collection includes 42 complex hues, each carefully crafted to give effortless mix and match options yet strong enough to work in isolation if simplicity is sought.Oozing creative design and confidence, the collection is no fuss, no frills; just stylish distinctive colours that you can personalise to suit your individual style. Specifying the new hues is easy with samples of the Karen Walker range available in 55ml testpots, A4 drawdowns and the large 10cm x 6cm self-adhesive samples. Combining the strengths of two truly Kiwi brands, decorators can now buy the latest Karen Walker fashion tinted into their favourite quality Resene paints.
The unique palettes are at once soothing and intriguing, and utterly inspiring!
Walker drew inspiration from the Bauhaus movement of the 1920's, creating and combining shades for emotional rather than technical resonance. The color stories speak of long, lazy days by the sea; weathered and sun-faded rooms; the quiet peace that a home acquires with the passage of time.
Not only are the paints phenomenal (they have names like Moody Lavender and Donkey Brown!), so too are the teeny tiny Bauhaus dioramas that capture each palette's mood. Built by stylist Katie Lockhart (check out my previous post i did on a collaboration she did with karen walker for her jewellery range), they're the grown-up design snob's answer to a childhood obsession with miniatures---because you know you've been waiting for a reason to pull out your old dollhouse!
Karen Walker colours are available exclusively from Resene ColorShops nationwide. Visit the Resene ColorShop nearest you for a copy of the Karen Walker colour chart, or order your copy online.