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Habitat plus - New nordic

With its misty grey or duck egg blue walls, timber accents, hints of rustic elegance and monochromatic good looks, the New Nordic or Scandi style resonates with homeowners at this end of the world.

The look is easily relatable to our casual lifestyles, natural environment and sea-encircled shores. In fact, you might include local touches like shell leis, feathers, twigs in vases, driftwood as ornaments, Turkish towels and jute lampshades. Simplicity is key with every component chosen not only because it looks beautiful but is also useful. You’ll like your furniture simple, and your accessories softly organic in shape. Texture softens the cool colours of the look with chunky throws, cowhide rugs, honed black vessels, baskets and pale timber trays.

As a New Nordic, you’ll love white painted floorboards, and oversized monochromatic prints.

Colours to try: Resene Scandi, Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Quarter Atmosphere, Resene Double Black White, Resene Dusted Blue.

You may also feel at home as a Classic Chic, Beach Casual or Architectural.

New nordic kitchen stylesTop: Resene Silver Chalice kitchen walls. Bottom: Resene Half Delta cabinets with Resene Half Duck Egg Blue living room.

Nordic colours in shades of blue Left: Resene Silver Chalice bedroom; Right: Resene Dusted Blue walls and chair, Resene New Denim Blue wall ‘battens’, table and chair, Resene Scandi chairs.

Monochromatic good looks!
Left: Wallpaper (FJ030100); Resene Double Black White walls with Resene Quarter Rice Cake bench seat and Resene Colorwood Whitewash ply floor.

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