Colour trends inspired by Mother Nature

Bring the outside in with this satisfying range of Resene shades. From deep forest greens to earthy tones, discover and experiment with these colour trends that bring calm and comfort.


Mother Nature has a knack for creating harmonious colour combinations. Find inspiration in fresh flora and layer timber finishes and tone-on-tone Resene greens with pops of pink.

A colour palette that appears plucked from the garden is easy on the eye and brings harmony and balance to your living spaces. Enhance the beauty of timber grain with clear Resene finishes, or lightly rejuvenate colour with Resene Colorwood.


Unleash your inner artist and create your own artworks with splashes of your favourite Resene testpot colours, using sheen levels to delight the senses.

A matte finish such as Resene SpaceCote Flat will bring out the depth in your greens, or help fresher greens pop with a gloss finish such as Resene Enamacryl.



Firmly rooted in nature, you can’t go wrong with this key colour trend, whether you’re looking for boldness and depth or to create a sense of calm.

The earth, sea and sky often inspire the colours we use in our homes. They are, after all, colours we are innately familiar with and this makes them easy to live with.

This year, Resene’s nature-inspired palette flows in two directions. One family focuses around shades with boldness and depth, such as spicy ochres and untamed terracottas. The other is subtle and soothing, with hempy browns and hues of barely-there tussock.


To recreate the beauty of the outdoors inside your home, load your favourite nature photo into the Resene Colour Palette Generator at, and let it suggest a range of Resene colours to get you started.

If your natural scheme is looking lifeless, play with the texture and sheen levels. Timbers stained with grain-enhancing Resene Colorwood, subtle brushed Mediterranean textures created with Resene Sandtex, and the matte beauty of Resene SpaceCote Flat take things to a new dimension.


For more inspiration on fresh trends, see the latest looks on the Resene website and visit your Resene ColorShop. Please view a physical Resene colour sample before making your final choice.

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8 Beautiful Bedrooms and How to Get the Look

Created by leading interior designers, these bedroom can inspire ideas for transforming your own bedroom in a soothing retreat.

It’s all about balance

Style, sophistication and functionality are the key features for this master retreat. We love the balanced mix of materials, textures and tones, for example, the solid, grounding timber balancing the light and airy curtains.

Northbridge House by SJS Interior Design Photography Tom Ferguson Australian Interior Design Awards


Clockwise from left: Yangtze hand-spun bamboo silk rug,, Rift Pendant Lamp,, Kelly sideboard,

Start with art

You spend approximately one-third of your life in your bedroom so it should be a place you love to be.

What is the first thing you see in the morning and last thing at night? Why not make it something that makes your heart sing like a beautiful piece of art or some fabulous wallpaper?

Avian Apartment by Alicia Holgar,  Photography Shannon McGrath, Australian Interior Design Awards


Sansui wallcovering by Zoffany,, Rose feathers wall art from Coco Republic

Don’t be swayed by trends

While it’s great to be inspired and refreshed by trends, it’s more important to create a space you love. Whether that’s dark and dramatic or white and bright always pay attention to the spaces that make you feel good.

With its cool terrazzo floor and dark colours, this bedroom may feel cave-like for some but cocooning for others.

Highbury-House-by-CoLAB-Design-Studio, Australian-Interior Design Awards, Photography Shannon McGrath


Piccolo Cushion – Amber,, Resene Blue Charcoal paint


Pay attention to lighting

The bedroom calls for both mood and task lighting. Wall lights or hanging pendants are great if there’s no space for side tables and tables lights.

A mix of both downlights and a beautiful pendant are also a great combination.

Brighton Residence by Golden, Photography Sharyn Cairns, Australian Interior design awards


Avion Single Sconce,

Consider different wall treatments

When space is tight and you don’t have a lot of room for furniture, you can always add personality to your space with a considered wall treatment.

With cladding, wainscoting, paint in different textures and finishes plus an endless choice of amazing wallpaper, you are never short of choice for wallcoverings.

Coastal Pavilion by Mim Design, Photography Tom Blachford, Australian Interior Design Awards & Wood panelled walls painted in Resene Armadillo

The value of natural fibres

Natural fibres such as cotton, linen, bamboo and merino can help you get a good night’s sleep because they are good at keeping the body at an even temperature.

Penthouse M by CJH Studio, Photography Cathy Schusler, Australian Interior Design Awards


Rafelle Duvet cover in natural linen, available from Bianca Lorenne

Look Up

The ceiling is another place you can inject some personality into your bedroom rather than going for a conventional plasterboard ceiling, particularly as you spend time in bed looking up.

Wooden ceiling boards as shown here add warmth to the room and are a classic and natural option. There are also various ceiling tiles available such as decorative pressed metal tiles.

Ceilings can also be painted different colours, or even wallpapered for a unique look. Your style of home may also suit a coffered ceiling from a dramatic look or a beadboard ceiling for more casual vibe.

Great Ocean Road Residence by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors, Photography Mark Roper, Australian Interior Design Awards

Have Fun

While calming colours are often recommended for the bedroom, there’s no harm in having some fun with your design and choosing finishes that bring you joy.

St Kilda Road Penthouse by Golden, Photography Sharyn Cairns


Biarritz bed,

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