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Be inspired by summer 2019 colour trends

From Habitat – colour trends with Resene


Show your stripes

Transforming your teen’s bedroom into one that reflects their unique style and interests is a great way to connect with one another – and helping them to pick out the perfect Resene paint colours is a great place to start. This room has an energetic vibe that’s straight out of a skater girl or boy’s dreams. When it comes to a creative colour combo like this one, it’s all about the details. With a neutral base, including floorboards in Resene Triple Alabaster and a side wall in Resene Alabaster, this space comes alive with a back wall in Resene Scandal and sporty stripes in Resene Freelance. A bookshelf in Resene Bismark and Resene Blackjack creates contrast while bold accents such as boxes in Resene Freelance and Resene Eye Candy and a plant pot in Resene Alabaster punctuate the space. The skateboard in Resene Eye Candy, Resene Alabaster and Resene Bismark is the icing on the cake.

A skater teen's bedroom with an energetic vibe
Mood board for a teen's bedroom reflecting unique interests
Accessories: Parker Chair in Mint Green from Cintesi, art print from endemicworld.  Mood board: Background in Resene Triple Alabaster, floorboard in Resene Scandal and A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left to right) Resene Eye Candy, Resene Bismark and Resene Freelance.

Styling @placesandgraces. Images @brycecphotos.

Always try out a testpot first before committing to your colour choice

Resene Eye Candy

Other colours to try with pale aqua blues – blue greens, greyed violet blues or inky blacks.

Resene Ming

Resene Enigma

Resene Jaguar

Arched elegance

A number of trends have been brought together in this eclectic dining room, resulting in a unique space for entertaining that’s chockful of character. The wall features two trendy lilac hues, Resene Dreamtime and Resene Mozart, while classic colours like black, white and grey help them to look less ‘pretty’ and more sophisticated. A painted arch in Resene Black and Resene Alabaster visually expands the space, creating the illusion that there is another room beyond. It also brings attention to the painted shelf in Resene Dreamtime, which displays artwork and treasures. The wavy line on the lampshade, painted in Resene Black, imitates the thick line of the arch despite it being a different shape. The floor, painted in Resene Half Stack, features a circular painted rug in Resene Alabaster to define the dining area.

This dining room uses a sophisticated lilac, black, grey and white colour scheme
Mood board for an eclectic, elegant dining room
Accessories: Kartell Matrix Chair in Plum from Backhouse, Diamond Mirror Table from BoConcept.  Mood board: Background in Resene Half Stack and Resene Alabaster with A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from top to bottom) Resene Mozart, Resene Blackjack and Resene Dreamtime.

Styling @placesandgraces. Images @brycecphoto.

For durable painted floors, use Resene Walk-on tinted to your favourite Resene colour

Resene Dreamtime

Other colours to try with lilac – soft yellows, rich purples or serious navy blues.

Resene Moonlight

Resene Purple Rain

Batten down

Batten walls are a popular on trend choice, but they don’t have to surround the entire space – nor do they have to go all the way from floor to ceiling. Instead of a headboard, this bedroom uses battens to create an interesting focal point above the bed. Oceans of light and airy white bedding has been layered with more textures and stormier shades that pull the colours of the artwork out into the room. The side table in Resene Fast Forward plays up the greener undertones that are present in the dark accent cushion, while the vase in Resene Mystery and the lamp base in Resene Raindance meet it halfway to bridge the gap in contrast between it and the Resene White Island walls and Resene Quarter Concrete floor. The result is an easy, breezy space that’s steeped in style.

A bedroom with unique batten walls
Mood board for blue, grey and white bedroom
Accessories: Pillowcase and throw from Allium.  Mood board: Background in Resene Quarter Concrete and A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from bottom) Resene Raindance, Resene Mystery, Resene Quarter Concrete, Resene White Island, Resene Liberty, Resene Bismark and Resene Fast Forward.

Styling @nesdesign. Images @brycecphotos.

Use the free online Resene Colour Palette Generator, to create a colour palette inspired by your artwork.

Resene Fast Forward

Resene Mystery

Resene Raindance

Resene White Island

Other colours to try with nebulous grey – faded greys, green stone greys or fizzy warm whites.

Resene Elderflower

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