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Habitat plus - cocooned

Retreat to your safe haven with dark tones.

Deep light-absorbing colours offer cave-like cocoons to hide in when the world gets too scary. Being constantly bombarded by technology, negative world events, non-stop barrages of advertising using fast-paced graphics and constant social media input can be exhausting.

Creating places of introspection and security, these deep charcoals, moody blues and dense greens ground us but also inject a sense of daring at using such bold tones. It’s safe but not predictable. These colours are soulful and intimate yet bring a hint of drama without resorting to the intensity and rigidity of black.


Left: Retreat to a reading corner with walls in Resene Shadowy Blue and Resene Sandspit Brown and floor in Resene Powder Blue. Complements of Remix magazine.

Right: Licorice walls in Resene Ruck N Maul make a stunning backdrop for stained wine crate shelves (in Resene Colorwood Uluru, Resene Nutmeg, Resene Driftwood, Resene Limed Gum and Resene Walnut) and a lambs wool chair. The cork tile floor is also stained in Resene Colorwood Walnut wood stain.


Fall asleep with walls, skirting, shelf and brackets in Resene Nocturnal, a side table in Resene Organic and pots, vases and tealight holder in Resene Paddock, Resene Seaweed, Resene Passport and Resene Ciderhouse.


Left: All encompassing, Resene Avalanche is used not only on the walls but on the window frame, in a house designed by hungerford+edmunds architects. Right: They’re the new black – cocooning greys, swamp greens and dark stormy blues


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