b'Resene ReseneFahrenheit Perfect TaupeThe colour trends are exciting too. No longer stuck with only beige and taupe, the fashion colours range from black, warm charcoals and chocolates to mocha and warmer beiges. There are creams and greyed duck-egg blues, through to fresher greens, whites, soft grey and vanilla, with red, coral and apple green as accents.Trish divides our tastes into two main looks: opulent and natural.The opulent look is one of classic elegance. Sometimes traditional, it encompasses rich colours and metallics, although these are now softened rather than shiny. Opulent colours are greyed plums, purples and mauves with soft metallicsdulled gold, silver and copper.Opulent patterns include the curvy waves of Persian glamour, stylised damask effects and, a local favourite, stripes. Taffeta is still very strong, but now has a drier look and incorporates woven designs, says Trish.In contrast, the natural look is light and fresh. Often referencing leaves and vines, the natural look lends itself to linens and soft greys, with colours like fresh green and coral often used as accents.A fabric making headway in the natural look is linen, which can feature either woven or printed patterns. Linen hasnt traditionally been used as curtaining fabric as it tends to break down in the sunlight, but when it is blended with a more robust bre, you get the look of linen but with increased durability. Above leftResene Curtain Collection Balance: Grainy textured surface for contemporary homes.Above rightResene Curtain Collection Metaphor: All-over botanical designin a subtle blend of toning shades.LeftResene Curtain Collection Liberty: A linen-look update of a classic wovenjacquard design.36'