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Spiced just right

From habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2022

Deliciously delectable colours like caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee and toasted, nutty hues are reaching sky high popularity and have been making a scrumptious impact on our homes.

With enticing names like Resene Moroccan Spice, Resene Cumin, Resene Korma, Resene Brown Sugar and Resene Espresso, it’s no wonder these colours have captured our imaginations. First appearing in small accessories, throws and cushions, these hues have now made their way to the walls and other major surfaces of our living spaces resulting in rich and exotic looks steeped in style and sophistication.

Spicy exotic hues in a minimalist room

Using wood tones with a brown colour scheme

Spicy minimalist room: It’s common to want to use spicy, exotic hues as a base for a maximalist look, but they can also make a stunning backdrop for a minimalist space. Back wall in Resene Kalgoorie Sands, left wall in Resene Korma, floor in Resene Half Hairy Heath, plinths in Resene Kalgoorie Sands (fronts), Resene Hairy Heath (tops) and Resene Korma (sides). Chair and lamp from Good Form, vase from H&M Home.  Brown-based room: When creating a brown-based colour scheme, don’t be afraid to use a mix of wood tones; it can help to build a richer look. Try using three different Resene Colorwood stains – one dark, one medium and one light – to finish your furniture, floor and accessories. Back wall in Resene Quarter Linen, left wall in Resene Leather, skirting board in Resene Coral and floor in Resene Colorwood Dark Ebony. Armchair and radio from Matisse, side table from Republic Home, lamp from Domo, shelf from Made of Tomorrow.

A brown/red interior wall

A brown/orange colour scheme

Side table: Wall in Resene Espresso. Table from Good Form, other accessories from Città.  Mood board: Background in Resene Chelsea Gem with painted bowls and vases in (clockwise from bottom left) Resene Jurassic, Resene Rebel, Resene Coral Tree, Resene Tuft Bush, Resene Alert Tan and Resene Spanish Green. Cushion cover from H&M Home.

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