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.

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An smart touch headboard for lighting
Seasonal switchouts

A change of seasons is the perfect time to spruce up the design scheme of your home, inside and out... more
Blue on blue bedroom
Oceans of blue

In a subtropical climate like ours, it’s easy to be drawn to an ocean-inspired colour palette full of beachy blues... more
An smart touch headboard for lighting
Inspired by art

Stuck in a rut and need inspiration? Look to the arts for ideas. Floral art, photography, textile design, art forms... more
Seventies inspired lounge
Tranquil in monochrome

The choice to stick to classic Resene blacks and whites creates a sense of tranquillity within a space... more
Art deco inspired dining room
Stencil makes a space

By stencilling the triangular tiles in Resene Peace on to the Resene Elderflower floor, they bring a more casual look to the room... more
Seventies inspired lounge
Mellowed out

Mellow mustards, bitter oranges, toasted terracotta and spicy browns – the tell-tale tones of 1970s design aesthetic... more
Art deco inspired dining room
Memory lane

Create a space that carries with it a sense of luxury and sophistication, one where cocktails and canapes will look right at home... more
Paint an archway for an dramatic dining room
Artfully arched

If you love to eat and spend time with your friends and family, your ‘happy place’ within your home is likely your dining room... more
Seasonal purples to change out your look
Seasonally purple

Purple shades – and those with purple undertones – are some of the most overlooked hues on the fandeck... more
Change the look for seasons
Spring fresh

Spring is an especially ideal time to give the exterior of your property a good clean, a fresh lick of paint and a whole new look... more
Pale blues for your summer look
Get your greens

A place to get your hands dirty, this gorgeous green shed is the perfect place for someone with a penchant for all things green... more
Change the look for seasons
She sheds of sanctuary

Enter the ‘she shed’ – a space for women to immerse themselves in activities that bring them joy... more
Pale blues for your summer look
Summer of blues

Duck egg blue comes in a range of shades and can look beautifully sophisticated when used as a backdrop... more
Change the look for seasons
Seasonal switch-outs

Rotating your decor allows you to take advantage of all of the wonderful colours, patterns and textures out there... more
Peacefull space
Zen retreat

No matter who you are or where your interests lie, everyone needs their own special place to retreat to... more
Blues colour pallette for your lounge
Blues to live in

If you are looking for a new colour to decorate your living room, blue is a great option. Blue tones are said to evoke clarity and pureness... more
Teen to office space
In transition – teen to office space

When your child leaves home, you may be reverting the room back to its original purpose, or giving it a brand new one... more
Transitional spaces – from toddler to teen
Transitional spaces – from toddler to teen

As your child’s personality develops, their room can become more of a reflection of their individuality and tastes... more
Nursery to toddler room
Dot a lot

Often, girl’s bedrooms can fall victim to being too ‘pinky-pinky’ and ‘girly-girly’. But choosing a couple of unexpected accent colours... more
Skater room for your girl
Upbeat skate

Decorating a teen’s bedroom can take a bit of finessing, but it can also be a lot of fun. Their room should behave as a multi-functional space... more
Nursery to toddler room
Ever evolving

Baby/nursery to toddler's room - it’s important to keep things simple and to consider how the room will need to evolve... more
Primary school childrens bedroom
Love and whimsy

The primary school years are a delight. Children this age are generally full of fun, love and whimsy... more
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... are making waves in the interior design world... more
Six murals to paint with your own style
Unleash your inner artist

The trend in hand-painted wall murals is for a relaxed... more
Five different colour choices
One room, different personalities

Needing a colour makeover in your living room but don’t want to spend the earth?... more
Spring fresh colours with white walls
Spring fresh

One of the most wonderful things about paint is that you can use it on almost anything, and a just a little bit can go a long way... more
Contrasting art deco themes
A nineties nook for now

This reading nook, while reminiscent of the late 80s and early 90s, still feels current today... more

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Latest inspiration in print

Weather report

Rust is in this season. Add a touch of aged charm to your outdoor space with Resene’s exciting new release, from Simply You Living... more
Colour and light - Daniel Marshall
Colour and light

There’s synergy between the two, from NZ H&G... more
Feeling fresh
Feeling fresh

Tones inspired by nature’s most invigorating season, from FQ... more
Captivating coral
Captivating coral

Officially the colour of the year, according to Pantone, coral couldn’t be more apt for summer, from Simply You Living... more
Moshin Mussa
Moshin Mussa

We caught up with the RTA Studio associate to discuss colour and how it has influenced his design choicest, from Interior... more
Botanical garden
Botanical garden

Greens and blues fill-up the tropical sphere, from Hotel... more
For the love of timber
For the love of timber

Timber brings a relaxed feel to any home, from f.. more
Shades of the season
Shades of the season

Splash uplifting summer colours around your home, from Mindfood Décor... more
Moody monochrome colour scheme
Moody monochrome

Moody monochrome is a classic, elegant colour combination, from Mindfood Décor... more
The colours of Christmas
Colours of Christmas

Wreaths, lights, ornaments … there’s nothing like styling your home for the holidays, from Mindfood Décor... more
A calming interior inspired by the elegant
aesthetic of local fashion brand Marle
Everyday luxury

A calming interior, elegant aesthetic, from Remix... more

More is good

The more colour, the better says stylist Loui, from NZ H&G... more

Hit the right tone

The modern interior is moving on from stark white or deep, moody colours. Instead, it’s time we embraced the middleground, from Denizen... more

Summer sensation

Sunshine, sand, and iridescent surf, from Hotel magazine... more

Mix & match

Colour combinations inspired by the coast, from Fashion Quarterly... more

Charlotte Minty

Wellington-based interior designer discusses the colours of her childhood and how they still hold a place in her imaginationt, from Interior magazine... more
(not so) accidentally Wes Anderson
(not so) accidentally Wes Anderson

Creating your own Wes Anderson-inspired interior, from Remix magazine... more
Dream in green
Dream in green

Shades of green are the hottest trend in interior design, from Mindfood Décor... more

Moroccan mood

Transform your interior with a little touch of Morocco, from Hotel magazine... more
Adding humanity
Adding humanity

Harmony is a key driver for designer Charlotte Minty, from NZ H&G... more
Paint it black
Paint it black

In this contemporary take on the traditional farmhouse, a dark, Resene-rendered palette paints country living in a new light, from Denizen... more
Green scene
Green scene

Fashion’s love of greenery endures, so bring nature inside the home with lush and relaxing forest hues, from Simply You... more
Gerald Parsonson
Gerald Parsonson

We caught up with the award-winning, Wellington-based architect to discuss colour, the built environment and the sweet spot where the two meet, from Interior magazine... more
Colour is king
Colour is king

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

New beginnings

Ensure your home is as fresh as your wardrobe, from Fashion Quarterly... more
Dark matter
Dark matter

Transform your home into a moody paradise this winter, from Fashion Quarterly... 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 Décor... 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

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