Colour inspiration – latest looks, page 3

Get inspired with colour! If you're getting ready for your next decorating journey, browse through these beautiful mood boards and colour ideas to help you select just the right look and mood for your space.

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Moody dark pallet
Finely toasted

While dark looks have been dominating design trends lately, too much of a good thing could leave you with a room that seems more like a cavern than a cocoon... more
80s retro citrus colours
Vibrantly mid-mod

Mid-century modern design was first made popular in the post-war Western world after designers sought to shift away from the fussy looks of the Edwardian era... more
Find your focal point
Find your focal point

If you’d like to dabble in a bold or moody look, bathrooms and ensuites are the ideal place to try out dark or vibrant colours or wallpapers... more
Bedroom in greens and greys
Soothing sanctuary

Sticking to a single colour may seem like an easy way to decorate, but it can take a bit of finessing to really nail a tone-on-tone look... more
Complementary colours
A study in contrast

Decorating with complementary colours can be a challenging look to pull off, but when everything comes together, the results are memorable... more
Dramatic dining and lounge area
Classically curved

In an age where it can sometimes feel like trends change even faster than the weather, classic design styles and colour combinations will always be in high demand... more
Dramatic entry way
Welcome home

Your entryway or mudroom is a pretty crucial spot in your house... more
Dramatic entryway
Embrace the dark

There’s a dramatic colour trend doing the rounds – dark tone-on-tone rooms that are at once cocooning and welcoming, but also strikingly rich... more
Pinks and greens
Pink and green grow up

This update on the classic combination of pink and green manages to be fresh, surprising and utterly luxurious all at once... more
Tropical bedroom
Tropical goes sophisticated

When you think about a tropical inspired interior it often evokes images of green palm leaves, pink flamingos and light-coloured cane furniture in bright sun-drenched rooms... more
Holiday colours
Thumbs up

This inviting, relaxed space demonstrates how to bring the relaxed, joyful holiday vibe into any room... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Chocolate in stripes

Deep, chocolatey brown is given a fun, bold new life with this striped wall... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Modern reds

This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Velvet dark

A sophisticated look for an outdoor living space, using the velvety depths of Resene Porter on the wall, with a framed trellis finished in Resene Woodsman Light Greywash Light... more
A den for everyone
Monochrome magic

There’s a reason why deep cool colours are so popular for bedrooms – with their cocooning, calming nature, they are very conducive to a good night’s sleep... more
A den for everyone
A den for everyone

This beautiful serene space has been created to be an inviting and comfortable escape that’s refreshingly gender neutral.... more
80s retro citrus colours
Dream of the 80s

The ‘noughties’ kicked off with a 1980s electropop renaissance – and the looks that went with it have lasted... more
Childrens working spaces for boys and girls
Playful working spaces

While sharing is caring, and decorating kids’ spaces can be a lot of fun, choosing the right colours for a room that’s shared by a boy and girl can feel daunting... more
Outdoor greens come inside your lounge
Splashing out

Aquas and teals are splashing into interiors right now, particularly accents in shades like Resene Yowza, Resene She’ll Be Right and Resene Yes Please... more
Cape cod look
A classic beachy Cape Cod look

Nothing says relaxed beach style more than a range of soft blues, pale greys and seafoam whites... more
Golden bedroom shades
Golden glow

Deep golds and ochres are a colour of the moment, popping up in accessories, bedlinen and even on whole walls... more
Grey blues kitchen styles
Grey-blues meet copper

Grey-blues and copper tones are a match made in heaven as this dreamy tonal blue kitchen shows... more
Duck egg blue three ways
One room, three ways: duck egg blue

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.... more
Two-toned neutrals - fawns and whites.
Washed in whitewash

This fresh cool room manages to take the essence of trendy
Scandi cool... more
Purple monotones
Dramatic monotone

Going all-in on one bold colour is a courageous idea and as this demonstrates, the results can be stunning... more
Two-toned neutrals - fawns and whites.
Two-toned neutrals

For large rooms, or simply as a striking feature, this unique two-toned look is a great way to add structure... more
Citrus orange colours
Citrus goes full-bodied

This rich warm dining space is a sophisticated take on a classic citrus... more

Character darks

Dark exteriors have always held appeal. Black-painting weatherboards or other styles of cladding give a house a smart urban look... more

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