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Shapes – wallpaper trends

From Habitat plus - wallpaper

Geometric shapes, stripes in all forms, retro patterns and 3D effects – graphic effects of all types can be found in the Resene Wallpaper Collection.

Today's graphic patterns tend to be more relaxed and presented in a looser way, like the layered triangles at right forming a soft mountain like landscape.

Colourful cubes - Resene Wallpaper P027-VD2
Resene Wallpaper P027-VD2

Geometric - Resene Wallpaper EAR603
Resene Wallpaper EAR603

Geometric patterns are eye-catching yet there's something about the rhythmic structure of a geometric design that is also visually relaxing. Beware though – don’t overdo a bold graphic design or you may end up feeling dizzy. Stripes are a classic pattern for wallpapers, and even a chevron version can still look formal when it's made up of tonal whites, like Resene Wallpaper Collection 0Y35108 below.

Geometric shapes - Resene Wallpaper 35181-3
Resene Wallpaper 35181-3

Hexagon pattern - Resene Wallpaper 35899-1Hexagon pattern - Resene Wallpaper 35899-1 Resene Wallpaper 35899-1

Top tip

Use a wallpaper to kick-start a scheme. This design above forms the backbone of a harmonious tonal scheme of greys, soft taupe, grey and white used in accessories, furniture and even the skirting board – try Resene Steel Grey for this.

Conversely, if you need to find a wallpaper to fit with a current scheme, find the A4 drawdown paint swatches in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop of your existing wall colour and hold them up against the wallpaper samples to see which combinations work best.

Diamond pattern - Resene Wallpaper 355913
Resene Wallpaper 355913

Zig zag design - Resene Wallpaper OY35108
Resene Wallpaper OY35108

Did you know?

It's best to order more wallpaper than you need. New wallpaper collections are regularly launched and older collections are usually deleted after three years, sometimes sooner. If you need to patch or replace any damaged paper, you may not be able to buy it anymore. Also, with graphic wallpapers, pattern matching can soak up extra rolls.


updated May 2021
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Please place your wallpaper orders allowing plenty of time as there may be delays and some items may be unavailable. Samples are available in selected designs. Ask our Resene ColorShop team for assistance. Please view your favourites in store.

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