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From Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2021

Whether you have a bach or simply want a similarly casual and comfortable vibe at home, don't look past beach colours that evoke the sea, sky, sand and surrounding scenery to create a soothing space.

Try a delicate greyed blue like Resene Half Dusted Blue, a chilled-out ice blue like Resene Oxygen, a sea glass green like Resene Nebula or a cloudy white like Resene Sea Fog. Opting for Resene Colorwood Whitewash or Resene Colorwood Light Greywash on timber elements will give off a softly lived-in look and allow the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through.

This sort of colour scheme is not only easy on the eyes, it can also be easily adapted to warmer and cooler weather. Pair these hues with blonde timbers, natural rattan, seagrass baskets and linen in the warmer months and heavily textured woven throws and rugs when the cooler weather sets in.

Layered textures create visual interest
Room in Resene Morning Glory with a floor in Colorwood Whitewash
Panelled room: Layer up tactile textures to create more visual interest – and cosiness – in your casual space. Tongue-and-groove panelled wall in Resene Pewter, right wall in Resene Spanish Green, floor in Resene Colorwood Dark Ebony timber stain, pot in Resene Quarter Duck Egg Blue. Bench and chair from Good Form, bolster and stool from Città, cushion, throw and lambskin from Mulberi.   Bright room: Wall in Resene Morning Glory, timber floor in Resene Colorwood Whitewash, large pot in Resene Roxy, small pot in Resene Manhattan and stool in Resene Sazerac. Armchair from Freedom Furniture, beach towel, planter and tumbler from Città, book from Paper Plane, art by Amber Armitage.

Resene Colorwood Whitewash

Resene Colorwood Light Greywash

Resene Colorwood Dark Ebony
A room with a beachy bach vibe
Restful green bedroom in Resene Peace
Two tone wall: Upper wall in Resene Quarter Albescent White, lower wall and floor in Resene Half Dusted Blue, dado rail in Resene Papier Mache. Chair, pendant lamp and vase from Indie Home Collective, side table from WRW & Co, rug from Father Rabbit.   Bedroom: Wall in Resene Peace and floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt timber stain. Coat stand, pendant lamp, cushions, quilt and stool from Città, art by Petra Leary from endemicworld, chair from ECC, rug, headboard, bedding from Mood Store.

Trend: plaid, see "changing stripes"

Did you know... that Resene offers a range of home décor fabrics designed to work with popular Resene colours? The Resene Curtain Collection includes fashion stripes and patterns through to neutrals designed to complement a wide range of colour schemes: available from Resene ColorShops Resene and selected curtain specialists.

Resene Peace

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