As we stare down the barrel of a burgeoning 2017, we’re presented with the opportunity for new beginnings. Enter long lists of New Year’s Resolutions, all the right intentions of changing your diet, and the chance to refresh your interior.
The summer holidays present the perfect time to update your living spaces with a fresh coat of paint. Resene’s Colour Experts have predicted what hues are set to be huge throughout 2017 and into 2018, with the newly released fashion colours fan deck.
New season hues are bolder in colour, richer in texture, and expertly blended to ensure a flawless finish, no matter the surface.
Go boldly this season, and update your home with a beautiful range colours that reflect your personal style.
Create the ultimate romantic atmosphere with serene pastel hues that come together to a beautiful effect. Dusky and washed out, shades of peach, blush and soft tan deliver extra personality than a purely neutral colour palette.
Shades to try: Resene Rascal, Resene Unwind, Resene Inside Back, Resene Stetson.
NOD TO NEUTRALS
Combine a soft blue hue with stark white for a modern, clean aesthetic when it comes to the bathroom. Board and batten style wall features hark back to days of old.
Shades to try: Resene Hermitage, Resene Quarter Cararra
Anaglypta wallpaper and metallic paint combine in this feature wall for a truly luxurious finish.
Shades to try: Resene Bullion
Poppy hues and geometric shapes are the hero here, with tonal shades grading from light to dark diagonally, for a modern, out-of-the-box look. All you need is a selection of Resene testpots, masking tape, and a steady hand.
Shades to try: Resene Essence, Resene Melodic, Resene Whirlwind, Resene Reflection, Resene Steam Roller, Resene Castaway, Resene Nauti, Resene Cruising, Resene Mozart, Resene Half Raven.
Invite the outdoors in by evoking a beachside setting with soothing, weathered tones, like this seaside home by Masonry Design Solutions.
Shades to try: Resene Powder Blue, Resene White Pointer.
MAKE MINE MODERN
Striking a balance between light and dark thanks a carefully curated neutral colour palette, it’s easy to see why this home by Nobbs Radford Architects won the Resene Total Colour Neutral Award for 2016. A playful use of texture enhances the flow of colour, and highlights yet creates shadows.
Shades to try: Resene Armadillo, Resene Half Tapa, Resene Quarter Rice Cake
Forget Fifty Shades, three stunning grey shades combine to create this soft-shaded hallway, while tongue-and-groove panelling add visual interest.
Shades to try: Resene Dusted Blue, Resene Cascade, Resene Quarter Stack, Resene Quarter Merino, Resene Half Foggy Grey, Resene Colorwood Whitewash.
INTO THE BLUE
A chilled out reading nook looks all the more relaxed in a variety of rich blues. Tonal differences create contrast, while a textured rug pulls the entire look together.
Shades to try: Resene Zinzan, Resene Escape, Resene Colorwood Rock Salt, Resene Soapstone, Resene Hope, Resene She’ll Be Right, Resene Spark, Resene Double Stack
Accented by rich terracotta, this neutral living space emulates Scandinavian style. The textured wall is offset by the smooth finish of the floor, painted with a slick of cream-coloured paint.
Shades to try: Resene Quarter Alabaster, Resene Desperado, Resene Calibre, Resene On Track, Resene Ayers Rock
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