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Shade of Autumn

Colour palette from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

Resene Colour Consultant Nikki Morris offers inspiration when it comes to embracing the colours of the season.

Autumn is filled with an abundance of delicious and natural toned colours. Earthy and rich, comforting and captivating, they are a showcase of burnt oranges, toasted plums and golden yellows sitting amongst shades of aged greens, raspberry reds and nesty chocolates with a crisp and fresh sky blue as a backdrop. It’s a warm and inviting colour palette to introduce into our interiors this season.

Autumn colour shades

Autumn colour shades 2

Autumn colour shades 3

Beautiful colours that echo and capture the shades of our autumn can easily be applied as the anchoring accents or as the dominant stand out statement in our homes. Mantels and fireplace surrounds are a perfect place to add a pop of a rustic and earthy autumn colour; it oozes warmth and can easily be painted out as the seasons change - you can even get a little bit creative and try a special effect like a sponged effect or a vintage aged finish. Upcycling furniture is also an easy way to introduce some new colour – coffee tables, bookcases and chair legs can be dipped, brushed or rolled in varying shades for a collected and homey look. Or for those with an open-plan space, go beyond the feature wall and try painting an exposed beam or bulkhead an autumnal shade to help bring definition to the individual areas. While for those wanting something a little bit different, why not paint a window frame, that overlooks the garden, and transform your window into a bold frame of your view.

Feeling like you could try something a little bolder? Why not consider using Resene WallPrint for something totally unique and all yours. This customised wallpaper allows you to make up your own customised wall mural, or for those seeking inspiration check out the Komar Mural range. Either way now is the time to decorate your walls in style.

March/April 2015

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