Resene Paints - home page

Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2017

Welcome — it’s time to make a colour connection.

What colours will be embraced in our homes during the next few years? What decorating directions will emerge? Trends don’t happen overnight. They gestate over many months, even years and are influenced by many things.

Colour experts predict our palettes years in advance but how we integrate those into our own homes is very individual... more

Search Habitat articles

Decorating and colour trends 2017

Sit back, relax and enjoy all the articles from Habitat plus booklet - simply click on the story below of interest and read the full article or use the search function for a particular topic.

Key colours and influences in the year ahead

Key colours and influences

Welcome to decorating and colour trends... more

Cross-over greys happily co-mingle in modern colour trends


Cross-over greys happily co-mingle. Grey continues its reign as a popular neutral, but now happily co-mingles with beige and blackened whites as we seek to soften its sometimes austere edge... more

Blue creates a feeling of safet and sanctuary


Creating sanctuary in an uncertain world. The more the external world intrudes, the more we crave a place of respite... more

Texture and colour go together


Texture and colour go hand in glove. Our experience of colour becomes more than just the visual. As an all-encompassing sensory experience, we ask that colour become the messenger of broader concepts – texture, gloss, matte. We want to touch and feel... more

Upcycle and share old treasures


Forget recycling, think rescuing, upcycling and sharing. Look at your old treasures through a new lens and see the endless possibilities. Today’s interiors are not about perfection... more

Take indoors living outdoors


Time to escape... outdoors. Just as we’re bringing the outdoors in with house plants, natural textures and botanic greens, we’re also taking our indoor spaces outdoors. Outdoor rooms have come far from the exposed old timber table and chairs... more

Outdoor colours are coming indoors

And... time to escape indoors

Nature has always had a strong influence on choices, and never more so than now. With many addicted to technology and more time spent indoors, the great outdoors is coming in... more

Unexpected pops of colour brighten your home


Unexpected colour brightens your home. Want more intensity? Pops of colour remain strong but now appear in unexpected ways. The colour doesn’t stop where the wall starts or finishes – the colour sets the space... more

Clash of cultures and colours is a strong decorating trend


The world continues to shrink. Global influences converge. We are now part of a global village. We don’t just share technology and ideas but welcome styles, colours and materials from other cultures. Then we mix them in our own way... more

Tailor your decorating and colour schemes to you


It’s all about you. Our homes need to speak of us. We want individuality, a bespoke approach, not just the look everyone else has. If your inner artist wants to grow wings... more

Wallpaper is on-trend


Wallpaper has come of age. No longer the preserve of Nana’s back bedroom, today’s wallpaper has a lusciousness, variety and depth not seen before... more

Neutrals are the foundation to any good colour scheme


From white to black, neutrals underpin a scheme. As we welcome colour into our lives, neutrals are also never far from our creative thoughts. As the foundation to any good scheme, these colours range from purist white, through ivory and chalk; from tea, stone and ash to charcoal and deepest black... more

Want to get your own free copy of future issues of Habitat magazine?

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit Habitat plus, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

Habitat plus are not mailed directly. They are available free from Resene ColorShops and resellers while stocks last and available for viewing online.


Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos