Colour Trends


Shadows of the forest

Think of the dappled light that filters through the bush on a winter’s day and you’ll find inspiration for adding the colours of nature to your home. Take your cue from the room above: walls in Resene ‘Paddock’, stencilled floor in Resene ‘Lignite’ (brown) and Resene ‘Quarter Cararra’ and coffee table Resene ‘Unwind’. The vases are Resene ‘Intrepid’ (mustard) and Resene ‘Seaweed.’

Consider customising your walls in a rich brown teamed with a warm wheat colour. The room on the left features Resene ‘Bronze’ contrasted with Resene ‘Triple Wheatfield’. Make this a rainy-day project, sponge printing the triangles to give your room a handcrafted quality. Floor in Resene ‘Colorwood Smokey Ash’, coffee table Resene ‘Double Wheatfield’ (ragged effect), and pots Resene ‘Pirate Gold’ and Resene ‘Fahrenheit’.

Arts & crafts

A wide range of artists use Resene paints in their work.
To see more of the work by artist Cliff Uepa click here


1. ARTWORK by Cliff Uepa
CUSHION COVERS by Citta Design, from $69.90.
ROUND TILE BOWL by Chalk Design, featuring Resene ‘Clementine Orange’, from $69

Shades of green

Brick wall in Resene ‘Easy Rider’, side wall in Resene ‘Inside Back’, floor in Resene ‘Colorwood Rock Salt’, plant pot Resene ‘Triple Merino’, side table Resene ‘Wireless,’ vase Resene ‘Triple Rakaia’.


Moody blues

“Blue-greens are also popular, combining cool with some warmth and adding a soothing feeling to a room. Team them with soft
milky whites such as Resene ‘Rice Cake’ or Resene ‘Merino’.”
Colour consultant Cheryl Fowler

Jewel in the crown

“Look at what’s happening in the world of fashion as this usually sets the trend for interiors – mid to deep blues, mid greys, warm and coral reds,  warm taupes, dusky pinks, lush rich greens, spicy mustard, rich russets and mid to deep purples. The colours of jewels!”
Colour consultant Cheryl Fowler

4. TANG COAT in Turquoise Blue, by Hailwood, from $499



5. DAHLIA 3 seat sofa by Freedom Furniture, $2099.
CORAL  PENDANT (interior Resene ‘West Side’) by David Trubridge, $449.

Paint, print & pattern

When it comes to home decor Resene has  got it covered. Whether you are looking for paint to reinvigorate a tired-looking room, curtains for winter warmth, or wallpaper to liven up a space, Resene is a one-stop-shop. Take your time selecting a wallpaper pattern by viewing Resene’s online wallpaper library.

8. WALLPAPER from Resene, Passport GX8138
9. WALLPAPER from Resene, Hidden Richness GD227353


Looking for inspiring paint colours, wallpaper ideas or curtain options?  Go to


Q & A with East Coast interior designer Amber Wallace

Napier’s Amber Wallace is an interiors stylist at Madisons. She talks home style.


Manawatu Design Trends Q & A with Claire Ongley

The owner of Izzy and Jean Co. in Manawatu