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Habitat plus - Arty retro

Bold colours and a clean yet quirky mid-century aesthetic are what appeal to an Arty Retro.

With its mix of 1950s pop art, geometric and stylised patterns, edgy colours, statement lighting and streamlined furniture, this is a young playful look. The bright bold feel of the 1950s and 1960s are key influences to this style and were a backlash to the gloomy war years of the 1940s. Or you may be a bit of a late bloomer and be more at home with a 1970s flower power vibe using Crown Lynn pottery and crocheted rugs alongside earthier colours and chocolate brown accented with orange and yellow.

Colours to try: Resene Ecstasy, Resene Kitsch, Resene Limerick, Resene Paris Daisy, Resene Roadster, Resene Blue Night, Resene Cabaret.

You may also feel at home as an Architectural, Eco Warrior, Beach Casual, Free Spirit or Vintage Nostalgic.

Arty retro kitchen
Resene Alabaster living area with Resene Fizz pantry door.

Living room and wall frieze
Left: Resene Daredevil living room. Right top: Resene Ipanema wall. Right bottom: frieze in Resene Flashback, Resene Spotlight, Resene Free Spirit and Resene Bootleg with walls in Resene Half Alabaster and floor in Resene Calypso.

retro wallpaperexteriors and living rooms
Left bottom: Resene Clockwork Orange and Resene Wedgewood exterior details. Right top: Urban Flowers wallpaper. Right bottom: Resene Paddock living room with floor in Resene Lignite and Resene Quarter Cararra.

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