From habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2022
The world’s all-time favourite colour, blue, is always relevant. Evocative of the sea and sky, no hue is said to be more relaxing or restful.
Blue stands for integrity, power, tranquillity and health, and is considered to be beneficial to the mind and body. Plus, our natural light and relatively temperate climate make blue an appropriate and evergreen choice for any room. Whether on your walls, floor, ceiling, furniture or accessories, there’s simply nowhere blue won’t do. And given Resene’s wide-ranging and diverse options, it’s a hue that makes it easy for us to keep finding fresh and exciting alternatives to the shades of previous seasons.
Cool, greyed and classic coastal blues such as Resene Nepal, Resene Frozen, Resene Blue Moon and Resene Midnight Express remain popular picks for interior decorating. But just like many of today’s popular hues, there’s plenty of indication that warmer varieties are set to make a big splash.
Top tip: Take your chosen blue from your walls onto your ceiling to soften the edges of the room and create a more cocooning vibe.
Look forward to seeing a wave of warmer aqua tones such as Resene Shakespeare, Resene St Kilda and Resene Hippie Blue emerging as trends. While these colours will bring a strong style statement on their own as a feature wall, floor or headboard when paired with adjacent walls in a favourite pale blue like Resene Reservoir or Resene Zumthor, you can get ahead of the curve by bringing in touches of soon-to-be-trending pastels like Resene Cashmere and Resene First Light.
But if you’re not quite ready to embrace aqua just yet, try incorporating accents and accessories in warmer denim blues, such as Resene True Blue and Resene Kashmir Blue, to freshen up your colour scheme.
Top tip: For the ultimate timeless combination, pair your favourite Resene blue with a crisp white like Resene Half Alabaster, Resene Half Black White or warmer Resene Bianca.
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