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Colour palette from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

Resene colour consultant Nikki Morris opens up about winter palettes.

Winter colour palette

As the weather cools down and the rain rolls in we find ourselves shifting back to living indoors. That means it’s time to get our interiors ready for the wintery months when we hunker down and hibernate at home. Some of our bright summer accents have already been replaced with earthy or autumn tones and rooms are now ready for us to introduce layers of rich and regal winter colours.

This time of year is all about textures and patterns that feel snug and uplifting, colours that will work with the greyness of winter, while igniting feelings of warmth and comfort, without being too overpowering.

Consider your walls, envisioning them painted in a deep moody classic navy (Resene Regatta) with a contrasting clean and frosty white for the architraves and ceiling (Resene Quarter Alabaster). Add in your smoky taupe couch with a mix of charcoals and dusty terracotta toned cushions (Resene Wireless and Resene Quickstep), a comfy looking ottoman in a majestic purple (Resene Chapta and Verse) and some snuggly throws in mustard gold colours (Resene Intrepid). Deliciously comfortable and most importantly inviting.

Winter colours are quite a mixed palette – bursting with natural earth tones offset with frosty whites, regal blues, birch and charcoals along with foggy greys that can be accented with yellow mustard-tinged greens, soft and smoky taupe, faded pink-toned terracottas, royal purples and mauve-based neutrals.

A winter palette to get you started...

Resene Regatta
A deep moody classic navy for feature walls as an alternative to black or grey.

Resene Quickstep
A yummy dusty faded pink-based terracotta.

Resene Chapta and Verse
A majestic subdued purple with warmth and interest.

Resene Intrepid
A blend of mustard, khaki and ochre gold.

Resene Quarter Alabaster
A clean and delicate frosty white, perfect for architraves and ceilings.

Resene Meridian
An elusive silken silver metallic that sparkles with a hint of cool glamour.

Wallpaper and Fabric

Colour isn’t the only way to change your interior, a striking wallpaper from Resene can not only transform your space instantly but add a sense of wow and texture to your space. Alternatively for those looking to brighten up their space with soft furnishings, now is the perfect time to be investing in thermal lined curtains. And with coordinating cushions to match Resene are well on their way to keeping your family warm, cosy and in style this winter.

May/June 2015

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