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Get inspired with colour and the latest decorating and colour trends! If you're getting ready for your next decorating journey, browse through these beautiful mood boards, paints, colours and decorating ideas to help you select just the right look and mood for your space. For more ideas, see the decorating inspiration gallery, habitat magazine or view how-to project ideas.

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Filter:  kids | blues | greens | yellows | neutrals | oranges/browns | pinks/reds | greys/blacks | violets | pops-of-colour/multi-colour

A forest green bedroom
A place amongst the pines

Rich forest greens have strong ties to nature - the perfect base for the walls of a chill space... more
Classic meets quirky in blue hues
Classic meets quirky

Timeless and classic, blue has long been one of the most popular colours throughout history... more
Using dyanamic patterns in a space
Walls that move you

Adding a dynamic pattern to a space can be a great way to bring movement and interest to it... more
A gender neutral bedroom - finessing
Stratified slumber

It can take some finessing to find colours and décor that makes each person happy and at ease... more
At home with French country
At home with French country

Create a state of nature in your home and bring the outside in with this classic French country design... more
Dine in style… outdoors
Dine in style… outdoors

Step outside and create a space worth celebrating in your garden... more
Cumin comforts
Cumin comforts

Strong elements from the roaring 20s through to the soulful 70s have been reborn again... more
Feature frames
Feature frames

It’s never been easier to transform your simple wall into a grand battened space or resurrect a forgotten corner... more
Hamptons living
Hamptons living

Light, bright and whitewashed with a sophisticated yet beachy vibe that comes across as effortless and calming... more
Night mauves
Night mauves

Mauves are often overlooked wall colour options that have plenty to offer... more
Memphis minimalism
Memphis minimalism

Known for its use of bright primary colours, geometric shapes, and dynamic patterns the Memphis Movement is back... more
Totally tropical
Totally tropical

Perhaps one of the most popular designs, wallpapers with tropical motifs are back in the limelight... more
Resene Black White toned bedroom
Minimalist dreams

Learn how to use shades of Resene Black White to achieve a minimalist look in your bedroom... more
Use four principles of design to create a unified design for your next project
Full circle

Use four principles of design to create a unified design for your next project... more
Japanese styled home office
Find your zen

A Japanese inspired traditional home office, with ample storage space... more
Art nouveau styled green bedroom
A nouveau way of thinking

An Art Nouveau inspired deep green bedroom with dramatic oversized furniture... more
Scandinavian design - dining and lounge
Nordic exposure

If you strongly believe that there's beauty in simplicity, Scandinavian design is for you... more
Create a hotel syled bedroom luxury
Hotel at home

Creating the look of a luxury hotel room at home can still create the opportunity for self-care... more
Turn a coffee table into a chess board
Check mate

Painting a chess board directly on to a coffee table or side table can give you a stylish feature... more
Painted modernist wall mural
A sign of the times

This particular mural design follows certain rules and structure, yet, also has a casual, freeform element... more
Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arts and Crafts Movement
Artfully yours

This moody lounge makes many nods to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement... more
Scandi inspired rug layout two ways
Two takes on retro rugs

We’ve seen the 1970s begin to take over as the preferred decade to gather inspiration from... more
Decorate the spare bedroom
Gussy up the guest room

Choosing paint colours for a guest bedroom can be a great opportunity to experiment and have a bit of fun... more
Moody navy blue lounge with bright accents
Take the plunge with navy blue

Navy blue is among the most versatile hues in colour schemes and decorating styles... more
Update your kitchen and dining room
Top of the pops

You can breathe new life into the kitchen and dining room purely with the use of colour... more
Paint an outside pool mural inspired by california
Poolside style with a splash of glamour

Palm Springs style - pairing popular mid-century design elements with a playful flair for colour... more
Paint architectural features and add wall moldings to your lounge
No moulding? No matter!

Using paint and contrast to create interesting architectural features in your home... more
Make an outside patio area
Backyard as a bonus space

Making the most of your outside space has never been more important... more
Create an industrial home office
Industrial chic

The trendy industrial chic interior style can work in nearly any type of home... more
Plaid-tastic
Plaid-tastic

Lure out your creative side and get graphic with paint in a way that will leave a lasting impression... more
Natural healing
Natural healing

For most people, your bedroom is your sanctuary – the place where you retreat to recharge your batteries... more
Face value
Face value

Discover your inner artist with a Bauhaus inspired wall mural for your lounge... more
Making a Mondrian statement
Making a Mondrian statement

A bathroom is the perfect place to get a little creative - a blank canvas to experiment with colour and style... more
It's a breeze
It's a breeze

Create an outdoor shower inspired by the sea. Using aqua hues will transform your outdoor shower... more
New life
New life

Repurposing current household favourites in soothing new hues and calming tonal colour schemes... more
A warm welcome
A warm welcome

Stepping into a stunning hallway sets the tone for what’s in store throughout the rest of a home... more
Easy breezy
Easy breezy

A holiday home is somewhere we spend our precious time, with the idea of getting away from it all... more
Get out more
Get out more

This palette champions a selection of Resene blues and whites that subtly convey a seaside theme... more
Character study
Character study

Let rebooted neutrals bring a multidimensional minimalism to your bedroom... more
Second nature
Second nature

A colour scheme like this one is a no-brainer for rest and relaxation... more
Coastal christmas
Coastal christmas

It makes sense to embrace these blue beach-inspired hues at Christmas time... more
Sun-day style
Sun-day style

A place to relax outside, read a book and enjoy a tipple should be on everyone’s to-do list... more
 

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Filter:  kids | blues | greens | yellows | neutrals | oranges/browns | pinks/reds | greys/blacks | violets | pops-of-colour/multi-colour

Fantasy islands colour inspo
Fantasy islands

No air travel necessary; from Fashion Quarterly... more

A layered monochromatic look sets a singular mood
Tone up

Go all-in on your favourite colour with a layered monochromatic scheme; from Haven... more

 
Colour Play - spring looks
Colour play

Spring heralds new beginnings; from Fashion Quarterly... more
Shades of the season - winter
Shades of the season

An on-trend colour palette; from Fashion Quarterly... more
How to choose the perfect white paint
The perfect white paint

How to choose the right white shade; from Denizen... more
Carving a path - Hannah Jensen
Carving a path

Hannah Jensen... an NZ artist to watch; from Denizen... more
Create magical settings with deep moody colours
Evening light

Create magical settings with deep moody Resene paint colours and dimly lit spaces; from Remix... more
Modern meditteranean
Modern mediterranean

Bring a touch of the Med home, with textured walls and living spaces that seamlessly link the indoor to the out; from Remix... more
Creating space - curated spaces
Creating space

Indulge in curated spaces that are edited just for you, filled with objects you love, from Remix.. more
Colour play - runway inspiration
Colour play

The runway has all the inspiration you need this season, from Fashion Quarterly... more
Resene berry colours
Berry nice

Add a mood-enhancing splash of colour to any space; from Mindfood... more
Resene Shed of the Year
Resene Shed of the Year

Shed of the Year runner-ups use prize to splash colour on their New Plymouth garden projects, from NZ Gardener... more
Heat your foodie spaces
Heat your foodie spaces

How to bring some fire into your kitchen, from Cityscape... more
Bibby + Brady, Napier interior design firm
Right at home

Napier interior design firm Bibby + Brady, from Style... more
Tried and true colours chemes
Colour Play

Tried and true schemes can teach us a thing or two; from NZ H&G... more
The colours of winter - pick a path
Pick a path

The colours of winter; from Mindfood Décor... more
The colours of winter - green light
Green light

The colours of winter; from Mindfood Décor... more
Feeling fresh
Feeling fresh

Tones inspired by nature's most invigorating season, from FQ... more
Karen Walker Chalk Paints
Back to the chalkboard

Designer Karen Walker has dipped into her past to create her latest collection for Resene; from Denizen... more
The ritual of dining
Ritual of dining

Celebrating the beauty of connection created through the ritual of dining, from Remix magazine... more
Blush
Blush

The shade has become one of the most defining colours of the decade; Mindfood Décor... more
Blue
Blue

Dark and dramatic colours have captured the imaginations of courageous colour lovers; Mindfood Décor... more
Grey
Grey

Grey is such a universal colour that you can easily dress it up to suit any season or style; Mindfood Décor... more
Terracotta
Terracotta

For an elemental, nature-inspired colour with a truly contemporary feel; Mindfood Décor... more
Captivating coral
Captivating coral

Officially the colour of the year, according to Pantone, coral couldn't be more apt for summer, from Simply You Living... more
Weather report
Weather report

Rust is in this season. Add a touch of aged charm to your outdoor space with Resene's exciting new release, from Simply You Living... more
Botanical garden
Botanical garden

Greens and blues fill-up the tropical sphere; from Hotel... more
For the love of timber
For the love of timber

Timber brings a relaxed feel to any home; from Mindfood Décor... more
Shades of the season
Shades of the season

Splash uplifting summer colours around; Mindfood Décor... more
Moody monochrome colour scheme
Moody monochrome

Moody monochrome is a classic, from Mindfood Décor... more
The colours of Christmas
Colours of Christmas

Wreaths, lights, ornaments … there's nothing like styling your home for the holidays; from Mindfood Décor... more
HIt the right tone
Hit the right tone

The modern interior is moving on from stark white or deep, moody colours. Instead, it's time we embraced the middleground; from Denizen... more
A calming interior
Everyday luxury

A calming interior, elegant aesthetic; from Remix... more
Summer sensation
Summer sensation

Sunshine, sand, and iridescent surf; from Hotel magazine... more
Mix and match
Mix & match

Colour combinations inspired by the coast; from Fashion Quarterly... more
Dream in green
Dream in green

Shades of green are the hottest trend; from Mindfood Décor... more
Moroccan mood
Moroccan mood

Transform your interior with a touch of Morocco; from Hotel... more
Paint it black
Paint it black

In this contemporary take on the traditional farmhouse, a dark, Resene-rendered palette paints country living in a new light; from Denizen... more
Green scene
Green scene

Fashion's love of greenery endures, so bring nature inside the home with lush and relaxing forest hues; from Simply You... more
Colour is king
Colour is king

Embracing shades of green, blue and blush; from Mindfood Décor... more
Still life
Still life

Winter colour palette cues from centuries past; Simply You... more
Interior colour schemes - trends
Q&A Colour Confidence

Rebecca Long gives the skinny on the trends; Cityscape... more
Tickled pink from Hotel magazine
Tickled pink

Pink is no longer a gendered colour; from hotel magazine... more
Deep in the forest from Mindfood Décor
Deep in the forest

Inspiration from nature, layer up greens; from Mindfood Décor... more
New beginnings
New beginnings

Ensure your home is as fresh as your wardrobe, Fashion Quarterly... more
Seasonal colour palette
Through falling leaves

Be inspired by Mother Nature's seasonal palette as summer leaves turn gold and amber; from Simply You magazine... more
Dark matter
Dark matter

Transform your home into a moody paradise; Fashion Quarterly... more
Shades of grain
Shades of grain

Wood is one of the oldest, most enduring materials; Hotel... more
Hues to inspire your work
Get to work

Hues to inspire your work; from Mindfood Décor... more
Autumn tones
Autumn tones

Warmth and depth with wood stains, bold colour; from Remix... more
You are here - admire the epic beauty that surrounds us
You are here

Admire the epic beauty that surrounds us; from FQ... more
Crisp in colour
Crisp in colour

Balance and harmony with green, using florals; from Remix... more
Cross credit - yellow looks
Cross credit

This happy-go-lucky look had us at yellow; from FQ... more
Orange and green
Orange & green

Unexpected contemporary looks; from NZ House & Garden... more
Coastal colour palette
Coast to coast

Let a coastal palette wash over your home with these ideas; from Simply You Living... view

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See the latest trends in paint colours and colour schemes; wallpaper and co-ordinating paint colours; curtains, cushions and co-ordinating paint colours as well as fashion forecasts from the runways for latest seasonal styles and colours.

 

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