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Be inspired by summer 2018/19 colour trends

From Habitat – colour trends with Resene


Swirled to sleep

Swirly waves of colour inspired by the lapping sea create a calm and peaceful environment for this bedroom. The easy-to-create pattern is a stunning headboard feature wall – simply use a wide speedbrush, available from Resene ColorShops and resellers, and paint wavy lines across the wall. The wall itself is painted in Resene Grey Seal with painted swirls in Resene Mystery and Resene Remember Me.

Add washed linen bedding, a golden coloured throw and a seafoam floor in Resene White Island for a beachy, summery feel. To give the room a little punch, a bold blue benchseat is placed at the end of the bed, painted in Resene Bewitched. The chest of drawers is in Resene Remember Me, the gridded vase is in Resene Unwind, the jug is Resene Grey Area and the slim vase is Resene Slipstream.

Calm, peaceful bedroom inspired by the sea, painted swirly headboard
Mood board - calm, peaceful blue, green, grey theme
Accessories: Bedside from Freedom Furniture, linen from Foxtrot Home.  Mood board: Background in Resene White Island, jug in Resene Grey Area, candlesticks in Resene Dapper, bowl in Resene Crowdpleaser and A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from top) Resene Mystery, Resene Bewitched, Resene Grey Seal and Resene Grey Area.

Styling @blackbirdgoods. Images @flashstudiosnz.

Add sand tones for a beachy feel.

Resene Grey Seal

Resene Mystery

Resene Remember Me

Resene White Island

Resene Bewitched

Resene Grey Area

Resene Slipstream

Resene Dapper

Resene Crowdpleaser

Other colours to try with washed blues – storm grey blues, misty whites and rich ochres...

Resene Thumbs Up

Cool off with leafy greens

This light-filled and fresh dining room is a perfect example of how an on-trend warm white such as Resene Half Spanish White can ground soft, pastel shades.

Layers of tonal greens create a restful scheme where the eye wanders easily across the room. The table, round pot and mat are in Resene Nourish, with a round board in Resene Kandinsky and a picture frame in Resene Aura. The creamy back wall and the grain of the Resene Colorwood Whitewash floor keeps it all from coming across as too chilly while the addition of leafy plants and textures makes the room feel invigorating and summery. A shelf in the cooler white of Resene Poured Milk proves you can get away with mixing your whites.

A light filled and fresh dining room
Mood board featuring layers of tonal green
Accessories: Chairs from Cintesi, mugs from Good Thing.  Mood board: Background in Resene Half Spanish White with A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from top) Resene Kandinsky, Resene Aura and Resene Nourish. The textured round mat is Resene Nourish and the round flat board is Resene Kandinsky.

Styling @placesandgraces. Images @brycecphotos.

Use a palm print to inspire your scheme.

Resene Nourish

Resene Aura

Resene Colorwood Whitewash

Resene Poured Milk

Other colours to try with leafy greens – faded charcoals, steel blues and warm terracottas...

Resene Excalibur

Resene Bi Hoki

Citrus goes full-bodied

As a sophisticated take on a citrus scheme, this dining room has a rich, full-bodied look using a blood orange rear wall in Resene Twisted Sister and muted lime and lemon accessories – a short round vase in Resene Thumbs Up, a small bowl in Resene Moonlight, a tall angular vase in Resene Yuma and a table bowl in Resene Crowdpleaser. The sideboard is painted in Resene Swiss Caramel, the chair is in Resene Moccasin and the pendant light is in Resene Spanish White.

The room remains fresh and appealing but escapes the overly pretty look of a classic pale citrus scheme. It’s a colour palette that will transcend the seasons. Other walls are painted in Resene Half Spanish White as a neutral counterpoint, while the Resene Colorwood Natural floor beefs up the warm glow of the room

A sophisticated take on a citrus theme
Mood board - fresh and appealing
Accessories: Table and chairs from Freedom Furniture, artwork from Paper Plane.  Mood board: Background in Resene Quarter Spanish White, bowl in Resene Moonbeam, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left) Resene Twisted Sister, Resene Swiss Caramel, Resene Moccasin and Resene Thumbs Up (round vase also).

Styling @blackbirdgoods. Images @flashstudiosnz.

Temper a rich saturated scheme with cool whites and foliage. .

Resene Twisted Sister

Resene Thumbs Up

Resene Moonlight

Resene Crowdpleaser

Resene Swiss Caramel

Other colours to try with deep orange – leather browns, edgy greens and denim blues...

Resene Barnstorm

Resene Mother Nature

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