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Colour inspiration – latest looks

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.

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
Raindance whitewash benchseat
Space to soothe

Weathered blues and whitewashed plywood create a soothing space to relax and read as we seek to escape the hectic, ultra-public and digtal world beyond the front door... more
Pink just dance lounge
Creamier whites

You need shades that are versatile and will look in rooms of all shapes and sizes, will give you a blank, but not boring, canvas to build on... more
Schist green living
The new neutrals

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... more
Pink just dance lounge
Peach meets pink

It has been the darling of recent times – millennial pink has appeared in all walks of life from clothing (men’s and women’s), products, accessories, hair and makeup, and interiors... more
Schist green living
It’s all in the layers

This sophisticated room is an easily achievable, classic look brought right up to date with the deft use of accent colours and layered tones... more
Green striped bedroom
Tonal stripes

They’re simple to achieve, have endless variations and can be adapted to suit almost any look, from the full nautical ensemble of blue and white to something more minimalist and natural like this refreshing, inviting space... more
Earthy colourblock living
Earthy colourblock living

The dusky earth tones of this calm space, mixed with the natural fibres and wood tones make it feel as though you’ve just stepped in to an airy, cool luxury lodge after a trek through the desert or savannah... more
Desert pink living room
Sunset tones

Not too long ago this gorgeous mellow-toned room would likely have been awash in millennial pinks but here there’s a subtle shift away from that side of the spectrum into the modern trend for peaches and nudes... more
Blue wavy bedroom
Waves of blue

Swirled to sleep Swirly waves of colour inspired by the lapping sea create a calm and peaceful environment for sleeping in this soothing bedroom... more

Deeply geo

Keeping it charming, cosy and oh-so-modern in this strong blue and grey look, this living room complements a feature wall in.... more

The new earthy roses

A modern take on an old favourite: terracotta. This tone-on-tone living space harks back to the retro appeal... more

Meet the super neutrals

Turn a forgotten corner into a modern reading nook with super neutrals from Resene... more

Wabi-sabi style

Soft muted greens are the new neutral this season. Use a two-tone approach for interest and add deeper vegetative greens... more

Try Japandi

Japandi – a mix between Japan style and Scandi with a simple organic style and using natural colours, organic shapes, and textural elements... more

The essential home office

The rising popularity of portable devices doesn’t do away with the need for a home office. As a restful, well-ordered corner, this office nook... more

At home with sea greens

An easy-to-make feature wall created with painted ‘planks’ of plywood gives a rich backdrop to this colourful, yet contemporary room... more

A new take on purple

An easy-to-make feature wall created with painted ‘planks’ of plywood gives a rich backdrop to this colourful, yet contemporary room... more

Colour block

Why not pick a bold colour that you love or, like we have here, match it to a key piece of furniture and create a block of beautiful colour? ... more

Soft circles

For kids that love colour, these intersecting circles of modern pastels are just the ticket. Big and beautiful, it’s a great way to add... more

Dressing for the seasons

Some paint colours are just made for flexibility. White is one of them, and black and charcoal are others... more

Pink meets blue

This delicious living room has a softly Californian retro vibe while using a very up-to-date colour – millennial pink... more

One for the boys

A simple painted shape can add fun to a child’s room without having to go overboard... more

Going deep with wine red

Deep wine red is a colour of the moment. Some call it burgundy but in this room, Resene Pohutukawa has the mood and look... more

Latest inspiration in print


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
 

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