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Decorating and colour trends 2022, habitat plus

The ripple effect created by recent challenges has been hugely disruptive for decorating and design trends, given the massive interruption to global supply chains and the cancellation of significant fashion and design events.

This has opened things up to more opportunities for creativity. Decorators are taking matters into their own hands and creating clever and colourful solutions that are unique to their personal wants and needs, as well of those of their family, rather than being dominated by fast fashion and quick trend turnover.

Whether you're building new, moving or simply looking to redecorate your home to better suit your personality and lifestyle, we've rounded up the best of the best paint and decorating ideas in this habitat plus to help inspire your next project... read more


Your one-stop shop

Resene has everything you need for your decorating project, from quality colour and paints, decorating accessories and professional advice to help you get a superb finish on your project inside or out.

Choose from thousands of colours or let us create a custom colour match for you. Once you've chosen your favourite get it tinted into the Resene product of your choice using Resene's exclusive no added VOC tinters. Complement your paint choices with our wide range of wallpaper, wall decals, curtains and cushions to bring the complete look together.

If you're painting a dark colour outside, consider opting for a Resene CoolColour™ finish. A Resene CoolColour is made with special pigment technology so it reflects more heat than normal, keeping your paint and home cooler.

We also have an extensive range of wood stains, metallics, clear finishes, specialist and textured finishes to bring out the best in your home.

Get inspired with colour

Colour can do wonders for your project and really bring out its best. View the decorating inspiration gallery, Total Colour Awards entries, case studies and latest looks for hundreds of decorating ideas to get you started.

Browse through the habitat by Resene magazine and habitat plus collection of articles online and borrow ideas for your place. If you need help to bring together a complete look, bring in your ideas to your local Resene ColorShop and our staff can help you with your choices.

View your favourite colours in our in store colour library with A4 drawdowns/swatches of thousands of Resene colours, then try them out using Resene testpots.

Show me how

Planning to decorate but don't know where to start? View our handy "how to" project videos for step by step instructions for the most common painting projects. Once you've viewed the videos, download our project sheets so you can use them as a guide when you're on the job. View our DIY tips to learn how to get the best out of rollers, paint brushes, wallpaper and more or view tips from other DIYers.

If you're painting your home, see our popular paint systems section for more information on the most commonly used paints for home projects. If things don't quite go according to plan, view our online problem solver for solutions to common problems.

If you need more advice don't hesitate to ask! Come in and see one of our team at your local Resene ColorShop or we can provide technical and colour advice and assist you with the recommended application online.

Keep it green

Resene has an extensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints that have been independently verified, including no added VOC and an extensive range of low VOC products. Once you have finished decorating, return your unwanted paint and paint packaging to the Resene PaintWise recycling and product stewardship programme and let us take care of them for you.

Or if you prefer to get someone else to do the work for you, hire a Resene Eco.Decorator. Resene Eco.Decorators are a nationwide network of environmentally responsible, quality focussed painting contractors so you get hire them to complete your decorating projects with the confidence that the contractor is committed to sustainable work principles in their work processes.

Resene was named Sustainable Business of the Year 2010 and has actively worked with environmentally focused programmes, such as the Green Building Council (founding member), Homestar and the Sustainable Business Network.

Give it a go

The finishing touches are a key part of any decorating project. Check out our step by step projects section for ideas on upcycling furniture, creating garden features, art, ideas for kids and more.

Most projects can be completed in an afternoon so you can add a feature to your home without taking up your entire weekend. There's plenty of practical projects, too, if what you need to do is paint that fence, window or stain the deck!

You may be interested in our new Christmas projects and Easter projects sections for great holiday decorating and gift ideas.

Finallly, the paint effects section will show you how transfrom the ordinary into the extraordinary...

Find someone to help

Need advice on what paint colours will match other colours, will evoke a mood, or look great in your particular project? Use our Ask a Colour Expert service to send in a colour question. Alternatively, book a colour consultation and we'll help you choose your colours!

Let us help you with our free Find-A-Painter service. Simply log your job with us and we'll recommend painters to you so you can choose your favourite.

If you need help with your paint system or how to apply it, get free advice from our technical experts using the Ask a Technical Expert service. Alternativley, search or browse the Q&A section.

Resene are manufacturers of colours, coatings, wood stains and paints for exterior and interior house painting plus commercial, industrial and marine painting applications. The siite features Resene EzyPaint virtual painting and Resene TechSpec virtual specification software. You will also find exterior, interior, room and home decorating ideas and tips.

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