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From Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2020

According to colour experts, no hue expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow. While mustard still remains a design staple, more optimistic, buttery tones are rising up the ranks.

One of the hottest new colours, cheery ‘Gen Z yellow’ is starting to add a refreshing burst of brightness to décor. With its lively sunshine hue, this shade is a ray of positivity. Add a little Gen Z yellow optimism to your projects with Resene Energy Yellow.

It’s also true that yellow brings out the best in other colours. If you’re tired of a neutral scheme, what better way to relieve the boredom than with a corn coloured painted feature, cushion, art or throw?

Try softer shades like Resene Thumbs Up and Resene Chorus Line with duck egg blues, earthy greys or olive greens such as Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, Resene Grey Olive or Resene New Leaf for an on-trend look. Or, stick with classic mustards like Resene Cleopatra or Resene Influential with sapphire blues, greyed whites or coffee browns such as Resene Wishing Well, Resene Merino or Resene Coffee Break.

A warm golden bedroom
An understated entryway looks warm and inviting
Bedroom: Wall in Resene Cleopatra, striped stool in Resene Poured Milk and Resene Noir and floor in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash. Stripes have also been painted on the statement cushion in Resene Poured Milk and incorporated again through an area rug to create a cohesive theme throughout the space.

Entryway: The understated scheme of this entryway, with walls in Resene Moonlight and floor in Resene Grey Olive, looks warm and inviting to all. The bench is in Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta, the hook rack is painted Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta and the baskets are painted Resene Influential and Resene Grey Olive. The door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta (left in photo) offers a cheerful surprise with edges painted Resene Influential.
Leopard print wallpaper brings character to this wild lounge
A retro lounge look in Resene Half Duck Egg Blue
Wild lounge: Resene Wallpaper Collection 36503-2 brings plenty of character to this wild lounge. Try it with soft on-trend yellows like Resene Thumbs Up and Resene Chorus Line.
Trend: fauna, see "flora and fauna"

Retro lounge: Since being made famous by Marie Antoinette nearly 300 years ago, we’re not sure there’s any colour that’s been quite as pervasive in the interior design world as duck egg blue. Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, seen on the wall of this retro lounge, is a perfect partner to yellow-chartreuse shades like Resene Yuma, which has been used on the bookcase. The side table is painted Resene Colins Wicket.

Resene Thumbs Up

Resene Chorus Line

Resene New Leaf

Resene Cleopatra

Resene Influential

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Noir

Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash

Resene Moonlight

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