What's hot this season?

Nostalgia and simple, everyday pleasures will be influencing colour trends for the next few years, say the experts at Resene

View of a dining room which features wall ceiling, chair, dining room, floor, flooring, furniture, interior design, living room, lobby, real estate, room, table, wall, brown
View of a dining room which features wall paints from Resene.

In years gone by, colour trends were often loud and noticeable for example, pink and grey in the '80s and blue and yellow in the '90s. Such obvious colour statements are now a thing of the past, say the colour experts.

Karen Warman, marketing manager for Resene, says the new Resene The Range fandeck reflects the change towards a more individualised approach to colour.


Image of colour options available from Resene Colourshop. brown, font, green, line, sky, text, yellow, yellow
Image of colour options available from Resene Colourshop.

"Designers today are less likely to focus on specific eras, designated fashions and aesthetics," she says. "Instead, they are creating more simple, comfortable interior spaces inspired by memories and everyday pleasures.

"Colours today are cleaner and less complicated. Palettes are tending towards more feminine hues, such as red and violet. Nature is still a strong influence, along with nostalgia, with greens, yellows and ochres featuring prominently. Intense blues are also in the spotlight."

View of a living room which features wall chair, coffee table, floor, furniture, interior design, living room, product design, table, gray
View of a living room which features wall paints from Resene.

The Range 2011/12 fashion fandeck includes more than 160 classic and contemporary colours designed for the year 2011 and beyond. There are complementary colour suggestions on the back of each colour chip to make it easy to create a design scheme.

For more information, visit a Resene ColorShop, or freephone 0800 Resene (737 363). Website: www.resene.co.nz.

Dec 15, 2010
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