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Be inspired by spring 2018 colour trends

From Habitat – colour trends with Resene


Pink grows up

This delicious living room has a softly Californian retro vibe while using a very up-to-date colour – millennial pink, as represented by Resene Soothe. An archway, a la 70s hacienda maybe, is painted in Resene Avalanche, while the clean white floor is painted in cool Resene Alabaster.

Accessories are kept minimal with just a coffee table or two, painted in Resene Alabaster and Resene Escapade, and a chunky artisan looking vase painted in Resene Alabaster. A handful of palm leaves adds a tropical touch, while a long lie-on-me sofa and oversized art print finish the room. A curved pendant lamp, updated with Resene Alabaster, echoes the shape of the painted arch.

Califonia retro vibe
Mood board
Accessories: Sofa from Me & My Trend; print from Shut The Front Door.  Mood board: Background in Resene Alabaster and A4 drawdown paint swatches in Resene Escapade (mid blue), Resene Soothe (pink) and Resene Avalanche (navy).  Styling @nesdesign. Images @flashstudiosnz.

Use military blues and graphic lines to balance pinks.

Other colours to try with dusky pink – soft coral oranges, smoky greens and pale greys...

Spring into green

This bedroom is a nod to this season’s love of the colour green and a new way to use stripes to create a feature wall: from top, Resene Travertine, Resene Miso and Resene Nirvana with a skirting in Resene Fawn Green. A lattice effect on the headboard brings added interest and texture, painted in Resene Fawn Green and Resene Miso. The look is paired with warm, natural tones and textures, from the rattan chair to a cosy throw. For a fresh spring or summer vibe, the sage green bedlinen is topped with a touch of pink in the patterned coverlet and pillowcase, and a small vase painted in Resene Alpaca. A peg stool in Resene Coconut Cream is a simple bedside table. The shelf is in Resene China Ivory.

Tonal green bedroom
Mood board
Accessories: Chair from Shut The Front Door; bed linen from Thread Design; throw from Freedom Furniture.  Mood board: Lattice background paint in Resene Fawn Green and Resene Miso, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from top) Resene Nirvana, Resene Just Right, Resene Coconut Cream and Resene China Ivory.  Styling @emspite.

Spring greens blossom with the addition of warm whites and pretty pinks.

Other colours to try with spring green – warm pale browns, stormy blues and mid greys...

Of sunsets and diamonds

Not too long ago this mellow room would likely have been awash in millennial pinks but here there’s a subtle shift away from pink towards peaches and nudes. And why use just one colour when you can use a few by way of this striking diamond feature wall – Resene Tequila, Resene Just Right, Resene Alpaca and Resene Cashmere? Such a dramatic, impactful shape can fall into the trap of becoming a bit overwhelming to the eye. However, painted in tonal shades, it creates a beautiful and modern backdrop.

The scheme is further softened by adding lots of natural textures to the look, from fringed cushions to macramé wall hangings. Finish off with flooring and furniture painted in natural tones, such as Resene Umber White (floor) and Resene Bone (coffee table).

Mellow living room
Mood board using peaches and nudes
Accessories: Sofa, sideboard, rug and lamp from Freedom Furniture; wall hanging from Shut The Front Door.  Mood board: Background in Resene Umber White, A4 drawdown paint swatches from top right in Resene Tequila, Resene Cashmere, Resene Just Right and Resene Alpaca. Larger vase in Resene Tequila and small vase in Resene Alpaca.  Styling @emspite.

Peaches and nude tones have crossed the gender divide.

Other colours to try with sunset shades – smoky teals and faded blacks and leather browns...

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