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Aqua splashes in

From Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2020

Aqua is at the front edge of trending interior colours at the moment for walls, painted furniture, accents and accessories.

From bluer versions like Resene Freelance to greener shades like Resene Yowza, there is an aqua to suit all spaces.

Since aqua is often associated with peaceful and calming things – the ocean, clear skies and Mother Nature in general – it makes sense that we would want to surround ourselves with the colour that makes us feel at peace and reduces the stress of the breakneck pace of our everyday lives. Try aqua in a bathroom, bedroom or lounge.

While aqua always looks great with other blues, you can also try it with oranges, pinks or yellows such as Resene Twisted Sister, Resene Shilo or Resene Chorus Line.

An aqua and white bathroom with tongue-and-groove panelling and shelf
A dark and dramatic aqua and blue lounge
Bathroom: This tongue-and-groove panelling and shelf is painted in Resene Yes Please, an on-trend aqua full of personality. The wall above is painted in Resene Elderflower, the rattan table, pendant lamp and cactus pots are painted in Resene Submerge, while the floor has been finished with Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash. Swap out Resene Wishing Well for accessories in Resene Mozart for a softer look (circular insert).
Trend: tongue-and-groove, see "in the groove".

Lounge: Dark and dramatic Resene Atlas on the wall and Resene Indian Ink on the door and architraves are an ideal pair for balancing the energy of Resene She'll Be Right, which was used on the coffee table and tray. Add in petrol blue velvet furniture, a water-hued statement rug, copper accents and a pair of vases in Resene Meditation and Resene Mystery for a luxurious look. The floor is finished in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash.

Resene Yowza

Resene Twisted Sister

Resene Chorus Line

Resene Yes Please

Resene Elderflower

Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash

Resene Meditation

Resene Mystery

A creative and energising teal and yellow lounge
A fun and trendy palette of yellows and blues
Lounge: A creative and energising teal and yellow lounge like this won’t go unnoticed. The walls and shelf are in Resene Fast Forward and the plant pot is in Resene Poured Milk. Try adding accents in Resene Thumbs Up and Resene Meditation and stain your floor in Resene Colorwood wood stain.

Mood Board: Try a fun and trendy colour scheme like this one in Resene Yowza, Resene Thumbs Up, Resene Excalibur, Resene Chorus Line, Resene Shilo, Resene Cabaret and Resene Hero.

Resene Fast Forward

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Thumbs Up

Resene Meditation

Resene Yowza

Resene Excalibur

Resene Chorus Line

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