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Neutrals are the foundation to any good colour scheme

Neutrals are always on-trend

From white to black, neutrals underpin a decorating colour scheme

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Habitat plus - Neutral


From white to black, neutrals underpin a scheme.

As we welcome colour into our lives, neutrals are also never far from our creative thoughts. As the foundation to any good scheme, these colours range from purist white, through ivory and chalk; from tea, stone and ash to charcoal and deepest black.

The right neutrals for your fashion colours

• Choose your fashion colour first, then a neutral co-ordinate rather than the other way around.

• Use cleaner, whiter neutrals with deep or very bright colours.

• Subdued fashion colours can be given a lift by using a bright or whiter neutral.

• Deep neutrals will appear discordant or heavy when used with darker fashion colours.

• Resene neutral colours often contain multiple pigments which increases their ability to alter and shift their colour influence in a versatile way.

• Each neutral colour will create a multitude of colour shifts, from warm to cool tones, depending on changing light and shadow.

• Neutrals with colour codes beginning with N or BR may be greyer or browner than you might imagine.

• Neutrals with colour codes beginning with Y or G may be brighter, yellower or greener than you might imagine.

• Deeper neutral colours absorb bright light – both natural and artificial. They can appear rich, deep, cosy or heavy depending on other elements that are close to them. Carefully test neutral colours in the environment you want to use them.

• The 'right' neutral is the colour that relates best to the greatest number of other elements but can still be used as a standalone colour without appearing bland.

• To better assess the 'colour' of a pale neutral, hold the paint swatch up against a sheet of white photocopy paper.

• Use the A4 drawdowns in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop to see the sometimes subtle differences between neutrals.

Did you know... that for the first time, the fashion colours fandeck includes two pages of top-selling 'whites' such as Resene Pearl Lusta and Resene Alabaster, as well as some exciting new neutrals like Resene Chalk Dust and Resene Fifty Shades?

Resene Pearl Lusta
Resene Pearl Lusta
Resene Alabaster
Resene Alabaster
Resene Chalk Dust
Resene Chalk Dust
Resene Fifty Shades
Resene Fifty Shades
Resene Half Tea
Resene Half Tea
Resene Sea Fog
Resene Sea Fog
Resene Soft Apple
Resene Soft Apple
Resene Discover
Resene Discover
Resene Gum Leaf
Resene Gum Leaf
Resene Black White
Resene Black White
Resene Nero
Resene Nero
Resene Baltic Sea
Resene Baltic Sea
Resene Woodsman Smokey Ash
Resene Smokey Ash
Resene Stonewashed
Resene Stonewashed
Resene Oilskin
Resene Oilskin
Resene Triple Napa
Resene Triple Napa
Resene Quarter Napa
Resene Quarter Napa
Resene Black White
Resene Black White
Resene Merino
Resene Merino
Resene Westar
Resene Westar
 

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