Out with the old, in with the new: The colour palette transforming your home this winter
It’s official: sweatpant season is back. Soon, we’ll be hibernating inside to escape the cold, so it’s only right our winter hideaway soothes the soul. If you’re looking to revamp your space to beat the winter woes, Resene has all the inspiration you need. Think curated and cosy spaces, which invite you to relax and get snuggly this winter season. Glass of pinot optional.
Credit: Radial shelf from CITTA. On cabinet - Easter Island on stand; Mason black small dishes; all from REPUBLIC. White Ligne Roset bottle Vase from DOMO. Ribbed vase painted in Resene Calico
Our Instagram feeds are filled with shades of deep, warm tones at the moment, so it should come as no surprise it’s the IT home colour for the season. Think Upper East Side townhouse vibes, with elements of terracotta, burnt orange and earthy-inspired hues. While this may contrast typical monochromatic tones, don’t be afraid to embrace these winter colours! These warmer hues will bring new levels of cosiness, giving more freedom when it comes to both complementing and contrasting decor.
Credit: Woollen Basket Weave rug in grey marle from NODI. Black cane chair from DOMO. Radial shelf from CITTA. On cabinet - Easter Island on stand; Mason black small dishes; all from REPUBLIC. White Ligne Roset bottle Vase from DOMO. Ribbed vase painted in Resene Calico. Caratos small armchair in tan leather, Réaction Poétique by Cassina black coffee table, available from Matisse. Tahiti white figure from Republic. Artwork stylists own.
It’s no secret that playing around with bold shades assists in building a sense of warmth and sophisticated elegance. However, opting for contrasting feature wall colours, such as subtle whites, will restrain rooms from becoming too moody.
If you’re after a little extra inspo, we’ve styled spaces using the exact Resene trending colour palette.
Start off your winter transformation by painting the front walls of your space in Resene Leather, a tanned brown which provides a subtle depth. Follow through with painting the back wall in Resene Quarter Linen, a fine flaxen neutral, proving the contrast to warmer tones. Why stop at the walls though? To tie the room together, stain wooden flooring with Resene Colorwood Dark Ebony, helping to enhance the grain.
Further transform your space by repainting decor - not only does this change the look instantly, it’s a great way to refresh your space without breaking the bank. Here, the ribbed vase was repainted using the Resene Calico shade, a creamed brown, to accompany the cabinetry and feature walls.
Credit: FOLD Ledge 900 shelves from Made of Tomorrow. Caratos small armchair in tan leather and Eames radio by Vitra, both available from Matisse. Khotan side tale from Republic. Ligne Roset table lamp from Domo. Guitar, small camera and artwork stylists own.
Opt for decor that accentuates the Resene Leather hue, such as the Caratos Small Armchair in Tan Leather. A little corner, a comfortable chair, and your favourite book in hand is definitely the epitome of escapism at home.
Credit: Scalea vase from Republic. Cane-line Cut bar stool from Domo. Life’s Not Linear print from Mood Store. White Ligne Roset Tub vases from Domo.
A pared-back colour palette can make space feel more open and relaxed. The team at Resene suggest trying the combination of Resene Quarter Linen, with the warmth of Resene Leather, to emphasise the open illusion. Our recommendation: pair this shade with dried flowers for optimum transseasonlity.
Credit: FOLD Ledge 900 shelves from Made of Tomorrow. Caratos small armchair in tan leather, available from Matisse. On shelves Marble quotation mark bookends from Republic. Small vase painted in Resene Black. White Ligne Roset bottle Vase from DOMO. Neutral throw from Mood store. All else stylists own.
Use a Resene SpaceCote Flat Finish for the warmer colours to accentuate the depth of the colour. Remember, even neutral spaces need some warmth, and it’s easy to do so by introducing the subtle earthy tones and textures.
Credit: Clockwise from top left in Resene Whiskey Sour, Resene Alert Tan and Resene Leather.
Voilà! You can now add interior stylist to your CV. With warm, earthy, terracotta tones here to stay this season, rest assured you’re on trend and go grab a pot of the Resene Whiskey Sour - a mix of ochre, brown and orange bourbon, Resene Alert Tan - an ocre based tan, and Resene Leather.
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