In this year of disruption and change, everything has been up for reassessment, and that includes colour and design.
Trends as weâve known them have been turned on their head, and itâs the perfect time to shape or reshape your spaces to suit you and your familyâs lifestyle.
Resene has curated ideas into a range of moods to embrace in your own home and to create spaces that youâll never want to leave.
Cool and calming
Create a calming atmosphere with blue hues that evoke the sea and sky. Dusty shades will enhance the serenity of your living spaces; while dark, moody blues with hints of cobalt are right on trend.
Blues with green undertones are rising in popularity, as seen with Resene Green Meets Blue, Resene Dark Slate and Resene Jurassic.
Back to nature
Nature has long been a common inspiration for indoor colour trends, and the events of 2020 mean weâre craving hints of the living world in our interiors more than ever. But colours inspired by Mother Earth extend beyond forest greens – experiment with woodland tones including silvery sages such as Resene Bud, muddy stone greys like Resene Nomad, jades like Resene Palm Green and olive greens such as Resene Saratoga.
Earthy greens like Resene Rivergum and Resene Mangrove are perfect to use together to create contrast, or the versatility of olive greens such as Resene Waiouru, Resene Clover or Resene Scrub gives you plenty of flexibility when decorating.
Neutrals with soul
Shades associated with minimalism are perfect for embracing a pared-back lifestyle in our homes. Warmer neutrals are making a comeback, and add a little extra âsomethingâ to your space with their subtle undertones.
Try Resene Thorndon Cream – a timeless cream that becomes richer and deeper as the sun sets – with beige neutrals such as Resene Double Tea, blackened whites like Resene Alabaster or deep dusk greens like Resene Warrior.
Dawn to dusk
Create cosiness with dusty desert and terracotta hues that are reminiscent of hot days. Deeper clays like Resene Desperado, Resene Redwood or Resene Hairy Heath are great choices for grounding a space; or desert-like shades such as Resene Crail, Resene Sante Fe, Resene Cashmere and Resene Burnt Sienna can be combined to create a tonal sunset effect.
Pink also continues to be popular – play with cool blush pinks like Resene Dust Storm, Resene Soothe, Resene Wafer or Resene Ebb, and surround them with contrasting greyed greens, steel blues or iron reds such as Resene Rainee, Resene Bluff or Resene Moccaccino.
Embrace minimalism inspired by Italian, Spanish and Moroccan traditions with soft, earthy colour schemes.
Anchor your colour palette with warm neutrals and experiment with textured surfaces using Resene Resitex, Resene Sandtex or Resene FX Paint Effects. Complete the look with naturally-derived materials like stone, terracotta and textiles made from natural fibres such as cotton, linen and wool for furnishings.
Sunny side up
Adopt an optimistic mood in your home by invigorating your space with yellows, oranges and reds. Colour experts say no hue expresses hope and reassurance better than yellow, so try soft and buttery shades like Resene Mellow Yellow, Resene Chenin, Resene Essential Cream and Resene Chamois to add a burst of brightness to your interiors.
Yellow also helps to bring out the best in other colours, so consider pairing softer shades like Resene Sweet Corn and Resene Manuka Honey as accents to duck egg blues, earthy greys or olive greens like Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Schooner or Resene Quarter Grey Olive.
Dark and dramatic
Dare to be different with deep and dramatic colour by painting your rooms with moody blues, grey and browns. Resene Indian Ink, Resene Armadillo and Resene Monkey are perfect for building up a deeply-layered look in spaces.
Design rules are made to be broken, so donât be afraid to use dark colours in small spaces too. Look for colours with cool bases which will visually recede, and re-adjust your lighting as necessary to suit your new paint colour.
Sultry and sophisticated
Ramp up the sophistication in your home with a colour scheme that makes a grand statement. Black goes with everything, and itâs unquestionably classic, glamorous and timeless. A little goes a long way to chic up a room.
Make your home feel like a holiday with the colours of the beach. Try a delicate greyed blue like Resene Half Dusted Blue, a chilled-out ice blue like Resene Oxygen, a sea glass green like Resene Nebula or a cloudy white like Resene Sea Fog to recreate the sea, sky, sand and surrounding scenery.
Easily adapt your colour scheme to warmer and cooler weather by pairing these hues with blonde timbers, natural rattan, seagrass baskets and linen in the warmer months and heavily textured woven throws and rugs when the cooler weather sets in.
With the retro obsession on the rise, brown is gaining in popularity and with the right shade, your space will be anything but boring. Browns gives a sense of stability, reliability and safety to a space, calling to mind a more down-to-earth lifestyle.
With cocoa, cinnamon, caramel and creamier coffee colours all gaining traction, look to Resene Felix, Resene Hairy Heath, Resene Pendragon and Resene Americano. Or bring in touches of Resene Swiss Coffee, Resene Alpaca and Resene Monkey or Resene Rebel to provide interest and contrast.
For more of the latest inspiration see Habitat plus â decorating and colour trendsÂ and visit your Resene ColorShop.