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From the Resene colour inspiration – latest looks gallery

Needing a colour makeover in your living room but don’t want to spend the earth?

We create five different looks using the same key pieces of furniture to show how a space can be transformed through the use of colour. If you invest in a neutral base for your key living room furniture (couch, coffee table and rug) paint colours and accessories can be updated to create different looks with little expense. We have chosen five key colours of the season to show how dramatic this change can be.

Violet room
Moody black room
Burnt terracotta desert wall
White on white room
Dark blue lounge

Violet whimsy

Playful and quaint, a pretty space inspired by the beauty of the Magnolia.

Resene Whimsical is a pastel lilac, a fanciful, dreamy colour. Try this hue with chilled whites, velvet mauves or fuchsia pinks, such as Resene Poured Milk, Resene Memory Lane, or Resene Smitten.

Violet and shades of white

 

Wall in Resene Whimsical, large pot painted in Resene Excalibur.

Furniture and accessories: Hugo sofa in Storm Grey velvet, Me and My Trend. Tilt coffee table, Citta. Noughts Weave rug in Marl Grey, Nodi rugs. Magnolia cushion fabric in copper, James Dunlop Textiles. Grid wool throw and Bernard Collared Vase, Citta. La Tribe Pool slides in Olive and Cut Flower Garden book, Father Rabbit. Blush Magnolia print, Amber Armitage.


Resene Whimsical

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Memory Lane

Resene Excalibur

Black beauty

Cinematic and dramatic this moody monochrome room packs a punch.

Resene Noir is a deep midnight black with an edge of magic and mystery. Try this colour with chilled whites, rich purples or charcoal metallics such as Resene Poured Milk, Resene Machiavelli or Resene Extraterrestrial.

Moody black room

 

Wall and bookshelf in Resene Noir.

Furniture and accessories: Hugo sofa in Storm Grey velvet, Me and My Trend. Tilt coffee table, Citta. Noughts Weave rug in Marl Grey, Nodi rugs. Sai Gon Arch Mirror in black, Mini Pin Tuck Ottoman in Grey Velvet, Me and My Trend. Black moonstone small cushion, Penney and Bennett. No.5 Fringed black cushion cover and Segment tray, Citta . Patterned throw, Kim Soo (stylist’s own). Sicilian Carafe in charcoal, Father Rabbit. Watering can, Sunday Store. Magazines and plants, stylist’s own.


Resene Noir

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Machiavelli

Resene Extraterrestrial

Burnt terracotta

Inspired by the tones of the desert, this colour adds so much warmth and vibrancy to the space.

Resene Sunbaked is a Mojave Desert terracotta, versatile and timeless. Try this colour with gentle apricots, blackened blues or warm red browns such as Resene Soulful or Resene Cedar.

Burnt terracotta desert wall

Styling tip: Cool down this hot colour with cool greys, black iron and plenty of greenery.

 

Wall and shelf in Resene Sunbaked, stool and (small) pot in Resene Soulful, large pot in Resene Shabby Chic, small vases (on shelf) in Resene Just Dance. Painting on wall in a mix of Resene Poured Milk, Resene Shabby Chic, Resene Soulful, Resene Just Dance, Resene Sunbaked, Resene Family Tree and Resene Mother Nature.

Furniture and accessories: Hugo sofa in Storm Grey velvet, Me and My Trend. Tilt coffee table, Citta. Noughts Weave rug in Marl Grey, Nodi rugs. Spring Cushion Cover (small) linen cushion cover in toffee, Citta. Arch Lounge chair in beige, Me and My Trend. All else stylist’s own.


Resene Sunbaked

Resene Soulful

Resene Shabby Chic

Resene Just Dance

Resene Family Tree

Resene Mother Nature

Milk white

Simple and nurturing, with a strong Scandi vibe, this relaxed space can be layered up.

Resene Poured Milk is a chilled white with a soft edge of blue-grey hiding at its heart. Try this colour with mushroom taupes or lilac greys. We added the warmth of Resene Napa and Resene Sambuca to create some depth.

White on white room

 

Wall and pot in Resene Poured Milk. Hooks and stool in Resene Napa. Painting in Resene Poured Milk, Resene Napa, Resene Sambuca and Resene Thumbs Up.

Furniture and accessories: Hugo sofa in Storm Grey velvet, Me and My Trend. Tilt coffee table, Citta. Noughts Weave rug in Marl Grey, Nodi rugs. Ash Wood Peacock chair in natural, Me and My Trend. Cait porcelain cup, Remodelista book, Lavender framed print, Father Rabbit. Forget Me Not Cushion Cover and neutral cushion cover, Citta. All else stylist’s own.


Resene Poured Milk

Resene Thumbs Up

Moody blue

An active, creative and energising space, this room will not go unnoticed.

Resene Fast Forward is a deep slate blue warmed with a moody undertone of green. Try this colour with blue greys, sharp yellow whites or yellow greens such as Resene Raindance or Resene Rice Cake. Pale, textural furnishings and a pop of mustard yellow add contrast.

Moody blue room

Styling tip: Paint shelves the same shade as your wall for a seamless effect.

 

Wall and shelf in Resene Fast Forward. Pots painted in Resene Poured Milk.

Furniture and accessories: Hugo sofa in Storm Grey velvet, Me and My Trend. Tilt coffee table, Citta. Noughts Weave rug in Marl Grey, Nodi rugs. Mini drum ottoman in mustard, Me and My Trend. Linen cushion cover in SeaFoam and Moss Stitch Cotton Throw in Smoke, Citta. Nice Coastlines print, Amber Armitage. Kingdom candle, Good Thing. This Is Home book, Sunday Store. Menu vase and cup, stylist’s own.


Resene Fast Forward

Resene Raindance

Resene Poured Milk

Styling by Amber Armitage. Photography by Melanie Jenkins. 2019


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