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Colour inspiration – latest looks

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

Outdoor greens come inside your lounge
Jade meets sage

A room like this one is perfect for bringing a sense of the outdoors in during the winter... more
Dark and stormy blues and greys
Dark and stormy

Moody navy blues that look like they came straight out of the Mariana Trench, such as Resene Twilight Zone, Resene Bewitched, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Submerge are making waves in the interior design world... more
Childrens bedroom with repetition of shapes for design
Rule of three

Repetition is one of the key tenements of interior design, a principle that can be followed by professionals and homeowners alike that helps to ensure all the results of our hard work will look great.... more
80s retro citrus colours
Trendy yet timeless

The Resene Classic Collection is a selection of favourite Resene colours that people are drawn to time and time again... more
Moody dark pallet
Beautiful in blue green

Aqua is at the front edge of trending interior colours at the moment for walls, painted furniture, accents and even fabrics... 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
Entryway storage
Space to stash

This simple and stylish entryway is designed to keep things tidy and takes up next to no floor space... more
Teal shades in your bedroom
Get a feel for teal

Aquas and teals are splashing into interiors right now, particularly accents in shades like Resene Yowza, Resene Freelance, Resene She’ll Be Right and Resene Yes Please... more
Turquoise in the bathroom
Signature liveliness

Turquoise is one of most calming and soothing colours you could use to make your space feel relaxing... more
Keen for Kilim. Woven, natural textures
Keen for Kilim

Woven, natural textures – especially in fibres like sisal, rattan and jute – are everywhere, along with equally earthy colours to complement them... more
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
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
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

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Latest inspiration in print


Colour is king

Throwing out the rule book and embracing shades of green, blue and blush, from Mindfood... more
Still life
Still life

Take your winter colour palette cues from centuries past, bringing deep yet comforting... more
Interior colour schemes - trends
Q&A Colour Confidence

Resene consultant Rebecca Long gives Cityscape the skinny on the trends... more
Tickled pink from Hotel magazine
Tickled pink

Pink is no longer a gendered colour... It’s warm, vibrant, from hotel magazine... more
Deep in the forest from MiNDFOOD Decor
Deep in the forest

Take inspiration from nature and layer up greens, from Mindfood magazine... more
Seasonal colour palette
Through falling leaves

Be inspired by Mother Nature’s seasonal palette as summer leaves turn gold and amber beneath sweeps of grey-blue sky, from Simply You magazine... more
Dark matter
Dark matter

Transform your home into a moody paradise this winter, from Fashion Quarterly... more
Softly does it
Softly does it

For stylist Amber Armitage, soft and organic is the way to go, from NZ H&G magazine... more
Shades of grain
Shades of grain

Wood is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring materials, from Hotel magazine... more
Hues to inspire your work
Get to work

Hues to inspire your work with Mindfood magazine... more
Autumn tones
Autumn tones

Warmth and depth with wood stains plus create a statement with bold colour from Remix magazine... more

You are here

Don’t forget to look around and admire the epic beauty that surrounds us every day... more
Crisp in colour
Crisp in colour

Balance and harmony with the colour green plus fun with florals from Remix magazine... more

Orange & green

Unexpected contemporary looks from NZ House & Garden... more
Coastal colour palette
Coast to coast

Let a coastal palette wash over your home with these ideas from Simply You Living magazine... view

More colour, wallpaper and design trends

See the latest trends in paint colours and colour schemes; wallpaper and co-ordinating paint colours; curtains, cushions and co-ordinating paint colours as well as fashion forecasts from the runways for latest seasonal styles and colours.

 

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