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                                  Colour inspiration – latest looks

                                  Get inspired with colour and the latest decorating and colour trends! If you're getting ready for your next decorating journey, browse through these beautiful mood boards, paints, colours and decorating ideas to help you select just the right look and mood for your space.

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                                  Danish and Norwegian inspired teal bedroom
                                  Hygge at heart

                                  Hygge (pronounced hyoo-gah) is the Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfort... more
                                  Girls bedroom in neutral colours in shades of white
                                  Greige for the girls

                                  Neutral hues, especially shades of white, are the most common paint colours used in our homes... more
                                  An adults nautical themed bedroom
                                  Sailing away

                                  When you’re a kid, your bedroom is special. It’s the only place where you get to express your personality. As adults, it’s no different... more
                                  Reading nook with a country grown up vibe
                                  Palette pops

                                  This relaxed reading nook with its grown–up English country vibe shows how far your choice of hues can go in creating interest in a room... more
                                  Master bedroom balanced in blue and green hues
                                  Decorating duo

                                  Designing a master bedroom where both masculine and feminine energies have been captured... more
                                  Shared room using an neutral palette
                                  Shared style

                                  Sharing can be difficult for some children but decorating a shared kid’s room room doesn't have to be hard... more
                                  Teenage - tween music inspired personal space
                                  In harmony

                                  There are few things more popular or better at uniting human beings than music... more
                                  Nautical themed relaxing room with your personal style
                                  Smooth sailing

                                  If there is one thing that we have come to realise, it’s that everyone needs a place to call their own... more
                                  Retro eighties inspired dining room
                                  Eighties for the twenties

                                  With the cyclic nature of fashion and design, 80s looks are a hit among the hip crowd. Retro design elements... more
                                  Zen inspired japanese tearooms
                                  All in balance

                                  Everything feels right in a space when each of the elements within it have been properly balanced... more
                                  Triangled mural to define a reading nook

                                  With an open plan layout, you don’t always have walls to rely on to provide definition between different areas and activities... more
                                  Art inspired colour choices
                                  Art starter

                                  Once you’ve found some that you really love, why not use it to inspire a colour palette... more
                                  Paint an floral mural in your lounge
                                  Positively painterly

                                  In this lounge, a wall in Resene Solitude has been given a gorgeous painterly treatment... more
                                  Paint a plant mural on your lounge wall
                                  Succulently lined

                                  Created with a continuous line in Resene Midnight Express, this wall has been completely brought to life... more
                                  Paint  an mini mural on your door
                                  Simply a-door-able

                                  A mini mural doesn’t have to be relegated to your walls. It can be on a door, floor, ceiling... more
                                  Artwork inspired personal colour palette for your dining room
                                  Repetition and rhythm

                                  The artwork you choose for your space should feel very personal and can inspire a colour palette... more
                                  Terrazzo mural inspired bathroom wall
                                  Terrazzo on tap

                                  Paint a terrazzo feature wall in dramatic colours and random shapes to transform your bathroom... more
                                  Paint a mural on your lounge or bedroom
                                  Room with a view

                                  It’s simple to create a landscape–inspired mural in your lounge or bedroom using your favourite Resene paint colours... more
                                  Grey on grey bedroom ideas
                                  Going grey grey grey

                                  If you’re looking for grey bedroom ideas, you’re in good company. From atmospheric dark charcoals to light ashen hues... more
                                  Darker shades of terracotta for your living room
                                  Trending to terracotta

                                  While show-stopping bright reds may have been having a moment last year, the trend has shifted sharply and swiftly toward ruddier... more
                                  Weather inspired nursery mobile and bookshelf
                                  Whatever the weather

                                  Rain or shine, you and your kids will never get tired of looking at these cheerful bookends and cloud mobile... more
                                  Paint an motorway to play cars in your childs bedroom
                                  Way for creative play

                                  When you love playing with cars, the world is your motorway. Help pave the way for creative play... more
                                  An smart touch headboard for lighting
                                  Seasonal switchouts

                                  A change of seasons is the perfect time to spruce up the design scheme of your home, inside and out... more
                                  Blue on blue bedroom
                                  Oceans of blue

                                  In a subtropical climate like ours, it’s easy to be drawn to an ocean-inspired colour palette full of beachy blues... more
                                  An smart touch headboard for lighting
                                  Inspired by art

                                  Stuck in a rut and need inspiration? Look to the arts for ideas. Floral art, photography, textile design, art forms... more
                                  Seventies inspired lounge
                                  Tranquil in monochrome

                                  The choice to stick to classic Resene blacks and whites creates a sense of tranquillity within a space... more
                                  Art deco inspired dining room
                                  Stencil makes a space

                                  By stencilling the triangular tiles in Resene Peace on to the Resene Elderflower floor, they bring a more casual look to the room... more
                                  Seventies inspired lounge
                                  Mellowed out

                                  Mellow mustards, bitter oranges, toasted terracotta and spicy browns – the tell-tale tones of 1970s design aesthetic... more

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                                  Latest inspiration in print

                                  Karen Walker Chalk Paints
                                  Back to the chalkboard

                                  Designer Karen Walker has dipped into her past to create her latest collection for Resene, from Denizen magazine... more
                                  Buster Caldwell
                                  Buster Caldwell

                                  In his time off, the creative director for the Wonder Group makes engaging art from photos of banal architecture, from Interior magazine... more

                                  The colours of autumn, from Mindfood Decor...


                                  The shade has become one of the most defining colours of the decade... more

                                  Dark and dramatic colours have captured the imaginations of courageous colour lovers... more

                                  Grey is such a universal colour that you can easily dress it up to suit any season or style... more

                                  For an elemental, nature-inspired colour with a truly contemporary feel... more
                                  The ritual of dining
                                  Ritual of dining

                                  Celebrating the beauty of connection created through the ritual of dining, from Remix magazine... more

                                  Weather report

                                  Rust is in this season. Add a touch of aged charm to your outdoor space with Resene’s exciting new release, from Simply You Living... more
                                  Colour and light - Daniel Marshall
                                  Colour and light

                                  There’s synergy between the two, from NZ H&G... more
                                  Feeling fresh
                                  Feeling fresh

                                  Tones inspired by nature’s most invigorating season, from FQ... more
                                  Captivating coral
                                  Captivating coral

                                  Officially the colour of the year, according to Pantone, coral couldn’t be more apt for summer, from Simply You Living... more
                                  Moshin Mussa
                                  Moshin Mussa

                                  We caught up with the RTA Studio associate to discuss colour and how it has influenced his design choicest, from Interior... more
                                  Botanical garden
                                  Botanical garden

                                  Greens and blues fill-up the tropical sphere, from Hotel... more
                                  For the love of timber
                                  For the love of timber

                                  Timber brings a relaxed feel to any home, from Mindfood Decor... more
                                  Shades of the season
                                  Shades of the season

                                  Splash uplifting summer colours around your home, from Mindfood Décor... more
                                  Moody monochrome colour scheme
                                  Moody monochrome

                                  Moody monochrome is a classic, elegant colour combination, from Mindfood Décor... more
                                  The colours of Christmas
                                  Colours of Christmas

                                  Wreaths, lights, ornaments … there’s nothing like styling your home for the holidays, from Mindfood Décor... more
                                  A calming interior inspired by the elegant
aesthetic of local fashion brand Marle
                                  Everyday luxury

                                  A calming interior, elegant aesthetic, from Remix... more

                                  More is good

                                  The more colour, the better says stylist Loui, from NZ H&G... more

                                  Hit the right tone

                                  The modern interior is moving on from stark white or deep, moody colours. Instead, it’s time we embraced the middleground, from Denizen... more

                                  Summer sensation

                                  Sunshine, sand, and iridescent surf, from Hotel magazine... more

                                  Mix & match

                                  Colour combinations inspired by the coast, from Fashion Quarterly... more

                                  Charlotte Minty

                                  Wellington-based interior designer discusses the colours of her childhood and how they still hold a place in her imagination, from Interior magazine... more
                                  (not so) accidentally Wes Anderson
                                  (not so) accidentally Wes Anderson

                                  Creating your own Wes Anderson-inspired interior, from Remix magazine... more
                                  Dream in green
                                  Dream in green

                                  Shades of green are the hottest trend in interior design, from Mindfood Décor... more

                                  Moroccan mood

                                  Transform your interior with a little touch of Morocco, from Hotel magazine... more
                                  Adding humanity
                                  Adding humanity

                                  Harmony is a key driver for designer Charlotte Minty, from NZ H&G... more
                                  Paint it black
                                  Paint it black

                                  In this contemporary take on the traditional farmhouse, a dark, Resene-rendered palette paints country living in a new light, from Denizen... more
                                  Green scene
                                  Green scene

                                  Fashion’s love of greenery endures, so bring nature inside the home with lush and relaxing forest hues, from Simply You... more
                                  Gerald Parsonson
                                  Gerald Parsonson

                                  We caught up with the award-winning, Wellington-based architect to discuss colour, the built environment and the sweet spot where the two meet, from Interior magazine... more
                                  Colour is king
                                  Colour is king

                                  Throwing out the rule book and embracing shades of green, blue and blush, from Mindfood Décor... more
                                  Still life
                                  Still life

                                  Take your winter colour palette cues from centuries past, bringing deep yet comforting... more
                                  Interior colour schemes - trends
                                  Q&A Colour Confidence

                                  Resene consultant Rebecca Long gives Cityscape the skinny on the trends... more
                                  Tickled pink from Hotel magazine
                                  Tickled pink

                                  Pink is no longer a gendered colour... It’s warm, vibrant, from hotel magazine... more
                                  Deep in the forest from MiNDFOOD Decor
                                  Deep in the forest

                                  Take inspiration from nature and layer up greens, from Mindfood Décor... more
                                  Softly does it
                                  Softly does it

                                  For stylist Amber Armitage, soft and organic is the way to go, from NZ H&G magazine... more
                                  Seasonal colour palette
                                  Through falling leaves

                                  Be inspired by Mother Nature’s seasonal palette as summer leaves turn gold and amber beneath sweeps of grey-blue sky, from Simply You magazine... more

                                  New beginnings

                                  Ensure your home is as fresh as your wardrobe, from Fashion Quarterly... more
                                  Dark matter
                                  Dark matter

                                  Transform your home into a moody paradise this winter, from Fashion Quarterly... more
                                  Shades of grain
                                  Shades of grain

                                  Wood is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring materials, from Hotel magazine... more
                                  Hues to inspire your work
                                  Get to work

                                  Hues to inspire your work with Mindfood Décor... more
                                  Autumn tones
                                  Autumn tones

                                  Warmth and depth with wood stains plus create a statement with bold colour from Remix magazine... more

                                  You are here

                                  Don’t forget to look around and admire the epic beauty that surrounds us every day... more
                                  Crisp in colour
                                  Crisp in colour

                                  Balance and harmony with the colour green plus fun with florals from Remix magazine... more

                                  Orange & green

                                  Unexpected contemporary looks from NZ House & Garden... more
                                  Coastal colour palette
                                  Coast to coast

                                  Let a coastal palette wash over your home with these ideas from Simply You Living magazine... view

                                  More colour, wallpaper and design trends

                                  See the latest trends in paint colours and colour schemes; wallpaper and co-ordinating paint colours; curtains, cushions and co-ordinating paint colours as well as fashion forecasts from the runways for latest seasonal styles and colours.


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