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Habitat plus - citrus squeeze

Juiced up interiors with shots of citrus.

Rejuvenating and invigorating, the colours of the fruit bowl are being splashed around our homes. These strong tones also tap into a trend inspired by electro digital colours – intense, high octane colours that come at us in advertising and over the wi-fi waves.

While we’ll be seeing accents of lemon and ochre everywhere, we will also be flirting with orange, tangerine and lime. These colours have a zesty appeal that can be used in any room, from the kitchen to the kids’ bedrooms. They are irrepressibly positive and bring an optimistic and uplifting vibe. Like a squeeze of lemon on your favourite dish, only a small dash is needed to bring a scheme to life. These colours suit our strong light quality and can be muted slightly to cross the seasonal divide.

Rejuventating and invigorating colours
Left: A striking strip of Resene Clockwork Orange is used to tie the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue space of this home renovated by Ardmore Architects. The white used is Resene Sea Fog. Right: A wall in Resene Energy Yellow is used to showcase the Malaga range of fabrics from James Dunlop Textiles.


Left: An acid yellow floor in Resene Headlights makes this room shine. The walls are Resene Secrets with a Resene Half Evolution stripe. The sideboard drawers and vase are also Resene Secrets. Top right: Resene Citrus is an acidic lime green. Try it with tropical yellows, water blues and intense teals such as Resene Bird Flower, Resene Fountain Blue and Resene Blue Lagoon.


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