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Colour palette from Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

Resene Colour Consultant Nikki Morris guides us through her pick of the latest fashion colours from The Range 2015/16 collection.

2015 is the year to explore new colours with new colour collections bursting with stunning options. Whether it’s for our interiors, our gardens or even in the wardrobe there is an abundance of amazing colourful hues and tones out there, ensuring everyone is able to indulge in a shade or two for the new year.

Looking ahead for the year, the emerging colour palette is a beautiful and expansive one that is filled with shades that range from our all-time favourites such as deep blue-reds and sophisticated charcoals and blacks through to new additions of vibrant coral hues and gentle dusty blues. Certain colours are still trending from last year such as happy yellows, while invigorating oranges and fresh leafy greens sit happily alongside the new on-trend colours of watermelon, clean aqua and sea foam shades.

Neutrals will continue to be a strong anchor within our interiors with shades of white carefully layered upon each other. However, there is a slight move away from the clear stark whites that have proven popular over recent years, as we start to see a shift towards earthy whites with subtle green and yellow bases like Resene Ragamuffin and Resene Quarter Cararra. Stony neutrals and asphalt tones carry on trending this year with the addition of terracotta joining the team.

Our love of grey isn’t fading any time soon and we will continue to use and see it around in all forms but we will notice the shift towards greener and purple edged hues for something a little more natural or luxurious.

Striking metallic finishes are once again starting to pop up with more regularity as we look to add a dash of sparkle to our homes with shades of metal and copper. Try Resene Alcatraz or Resene Copper Fire for a touch of upmarket glamour or industrial chic.

We welcome shades of pink and purples back into our homes as we start to see pretty toned apricots, corals and peaches, along with warm edged dusky rose and mauve tones resurging such as Resene Sakura, Resene Mesmerise and Resene Oscar.

Blue is still going strong with all shades ranging from classic navy, inky midnight blues, clear sky blues and dusty tones being used in everything from feature walls to home accessories. Resene Duck Egg Blue and Resene Dauntless are tipped to be front runners.

2015 will be a colour palette that captures a little bit of everything. This year it is all about using colour without fear and enjoying creating something unique and special.

January/February 2015

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