DIY: How to create contrast and style in your home using statement black and white pieces

  • 16/03/2023
  • Sponsored by - Resene

If you're thinking of sprucing up your home, statement black and white pieces are the way to go. 

It's a very easy and simple way to add some contrast and drama to spaces in your home, for example in the kitchen, says Interior Designer Shelley Ferguson. One way to do this is by staining your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. 

If you're getting new timber kitchen cabinetry with a textured grain, painting or staining it black creates a modern look and enhances the texture beautifully. Use Resene paint or Resene Woodsman stains to achieve this look or paint over old cabinets by cleaning, sanding down and then applying Resene Smooth Surface Primer, followed by two coats of your chosen paint. To finish off, add contrast by painting the cupboards black and the drawers white. Watch the video above to learn more.

Resene has a large range of paints and wallpapers available on their website. Ask your friendly Resene ColorShop team if you can borrow wallpaper books or order samples – it’s important to view them in your own home to see how they work with your space, style and different lights.

This article was created for Resene.