Our concept of what a neutral colour is changing. No longer are we talking only about whites, creams, beiges and greys when we talk about neutrals.
Among the surprising new neutrals are a range of terracotta shades, from subtle apricot tones all the way through to sun-baked clay. While not being what we might traditionally think of as neutrals, these shades are extremely versatile and work well in lots of, often unexpected, combinations. This bedroom is a perfect example of one such surprising, but effective combination.
Here walls in Resene Raindance are given extra drama and interest with graduated layers of terracotta shades in the Resene Just Dance footstool topped with the small vase in pale peach Resene Sorbet, the mid-sized vase in Resene Shilo through to the bold Resene Sunbaked of the taller vase and the lightshade. The floor anchors everything with a subtle shade of Resene Colorwood Greywash. The overall result has all the drama and beauty of a desert sunset.
Styling Lisa Morton. Images by Bryce Carleton.
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