Our Editor and Designer have sourced colour trends from the 2017 Interior design forecast to show how you can use Resene in your home to create the ultimate feel of perfection. They both agree the perfect addition to any home is a palette that "sits nicely with time", no matter how often design trends change.
From local palettes inspiring the neutralist, to Mediterranean muse for the maximalist. Colour and texture is a universal key to interior design. Kindle the imagination and let your shades and rouges go outlandish.
MEDITERANEAN | CLUB MED
Welcome to Club Med - If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “Mediterranean” you instantly begin salivating for deliciously flavourful cuisine and full-bodied red wines. You may even conjure up the images of the picturesque white sandy beaches and teal waters of the Turkish coast or the bold tapestries hung in a Moroccan marketplace. From intricately woven wrought iron garden fences, patio furniture and wall art to popular stucco walls and terracotta flooring – the Mediterranean influence is everywhere. By adding a touch of this style of décor to your home, you can mentally transport yourself to some of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world. This look is very present in everything from the simple details of homes – such as Spanish red clay tile roofing, to larger impacts like exposed wooden beams and gleaming marble flooring. It’s also an incredibly versatile style of decorating as it complements almost any color palette. Native pottery, plush comfortable pillows, sheer curtains and plenty of outdoor seating are all important when adding a touch of the Mediterranean to your own backyard. When you’re inspired by the Mediterranean in any way, it’s hard to go wrong.
BESPOKE | ORGANIC TOUCH
Home grown goodness, mixed with undertones of raw authenticity. Organic themes offer so many choices and almost every natural hue coordinates well with the others. Natural colours are easy to adapt when it's time to change to something more vibrant. It's the ultimate win-win decor theme. If you're looking for ways to decorate your home with relaxing organic tones, inspire yourself with whites, creams, and neutrals. Oak meets a base of bisque white, delicately shadowing towards grey. Conjure up white soft concrete looks and combine with canvas and linen textures. Neutral color palettes in your home are comfortable, welcoming and they always make you feel at ease. While many could look at neutral colors as boring or bland, there are several ways to create contrast, visual interest and still bring in light muted color for a pulled together look.
EMERALD GREEN | EN VOGUE
Diamonds ARE forever, but (by the looks of it) as long as they are emeralds. Emerald green – the colour of jade, Amazonian rain forests, and Irish grasslands. Cleopatra’s favourite gemstone. Mother Nature’s most abundant shade. This luxurious jewel hue has always been on the trend radar, but after the Pantone Institute named it the colour of the year of 2013, its newfound fame heightened the impact of the colour which does not seem to subside. It is the colour that symbolises richness, sophistication, class, and prosperity. Being a universally appealing tone, emerald green easily translates into both fashion and interior designs. The rich tone brings the sense of renewal, and what could be a more appropriate choice for a home redecoration project. We love how it fits into every room and style. A vintage simplicity mixed with its gold alter ego, emerald green is making its well-deserved come back to the interior design scene. Paired with golds and antiques, emerald green is back to stay.
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