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Colour inspiration – latest looks

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

Pegging out a corner of the garage

Pegging out a corner of the garage
Having somewhere to indulge in the time-honoured pastime of tinkering is in most of our DNA... more

Of shape, tone and texture

Of shape, tone and texture
Tonal colour schemes are a timeless and age-old way to decorate a room – or, in fact, an entire house... more

It’s tonal but not as we know it

It’s tonal but not as we know it
A contemporary and elegant space that’s also a little quirky... more

A superior exterior in beachy blues

A superior exterior in beachy blues
You can easily create a beachy vibe at home with sea-inspired colours and some simple accessories... more

Of mythical gods and epic heroes

Of mythical gods and epic heroes
Hellenistic Revival has been identified as a current trend by that powerhouse of digital scrapbooking, Pinterest... more

Fairytale endings

Fairytale endings
A whimsical design with plants growing out of the floor and up the wall... more

Freshly floral forever

Freshly floral forever
If there’s one decorating motif that has survived the decades, or in fact the centuries, it’s the flower... more

The planets are aligned

The planets are aligned
The mural in this living room really is out of this world... more

Let’s circle around some creative thinking

Let’s circle around some creative thinking
You couldn’t get much more vibrant than this out-there mural... more

Crème De La Crème

Crème De La Crème
Whites and creams are timeless, easy to live with and are hugely adaptable... more

Work – just a bit

Work – just a bit
Hybrid working arrangements have inspired many of us to carve out an office space at home... more

A touch of the wild

A touch of the wild
The trend for exotic colours and patterns shows no sign of abating... more

Bright and breezy

Bright and breezy
Most bedrooms are designed to be calming space, full of restful colours and muted patterns – right?... more

Off the wall

Off the wall
It’s time to get creative and think about what else might benefit from a good papering... more

Room with a view

Room with a view
Murals can create a specific mood within a space and can also double as an eye-catching art piece... more

Feeling zen

Feeling zen
Convert your spare room into a multi-purpose space where you can escape from the household hustle... more

Tranquil retreat

Tranquil retreat
Clutter-free living creates a sanctuary in which we feel calm, rested and free from unnecessary distraction... more

Home-base

Home-base
With flexible working arrangements, many of us have to re-evaluate our home office situation... more

Bring the beach to you

Bring the beach to you
Create a magical wall that’s a cross between a mural and a paint effect... more

Time to tool up

Time to tool up
Your working space can look amazing and function beautifully... more

Perfect imperfection

Perfect imperfection
We’re craving organic looks. We don’t want ship-shape and neat, we want a bit rumpled and welcoming... more

Modern Moroccan and the return of red

Modern Moroccan and the return of red
We’re learning how to use bold tones – and love them... more

Charcoals are the new black

Charcoals are the new black
When it comes to exteriors, charcoal is the new black... more

Of sunshine and honey

Of sunshine and honey
Is there anything more rejuvenating and optimistic than sweet and enveloping yellow?... more

Stepping out with sophistication

Stepping out with sophistication
Many of us want the look of the outside to match the inside... more

Shape shifters

Shape shifters
This room is a classic combination of palest grey, black and tan, with a casual twist... more

Awash with joy

Awash with joy
A coastal inspired living room. Stand on the beach, feel the crunch of crystalline white sand between your toes ... more

Need a nook?

Need a nook?
Take this reading nook on as a DIY project – it’s simpler than it looks... more

Layers of loveliness

Layers of loveliness
This bedroom works so beautifully, with each layer of interest opening like flower petals... more

Art attack meets shelfie time

Art attack meets shelfie time
Making your own art boards or display boxes for the wall... more

Freestyling with paint effects

Freestyling with paint effects
Paint effects are having a moment and growing in popularity... more

In the navy

In the navy
An unexpected and dramatic colour scheme features in this bedroom... more

Hola – it’s modern Mexican

Hola – it’s modern Mexican
A dreamy authentic interior. It’s mellow and rustic but with an uptick of optimism... more

 

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

Living La Dolce Vita
Living La Dolce Vita
Bring the magic of the Mediterranean home... more

Refresh your room
Refresh your room

Inject a little colour into your life with our guide to all the hottest interior trends in paint and homewares for summer; Woman magazine... more

Terracotta trend
Trend to try: terracotta

Step into the warmth of your home; Woman magazine... more

New horizons
New horizons

Wave goodbye to the winter blues; FQ magazine... more

Cool combos
Cool combos

Pale paint colours by Resene make gorgeous hero hues that can be strengthened by darker accents; FQ magazine... more

Oui Oui to Parisian Style
Oui Oui to Parisian Style

Go on, admit it. At one time or another, you’ve looked at a French-style interior and just wanted it; Resene... more

Closet connection
Closet connection

Complement this season’s spread of buttery brights; FQ magazine... more

Paint effects
Great effect

Paint effects to give your wall an old world patina; MiNDFOOD magazine... more

Textured walls are on trend
Tone and texture

Lending depth, dimension and dynamic movement, textured walls are usurping smooth block colours as the interior trend to emulate right now; Denizen magazine... more

Green is the colour of the season
In the green

Staging an interior takeover, shades of green have emerged as the tones of the season. From deep forest to refreshing teal and everything in between; Denizen magazine... more

Something old, something new
Something old, something new

Finding the perfect mix of new and vintage just comes down to filling your interior with things that make you happy, they might spark a memory or tell a story or just feel like "you"; Uno magazine... more

Decadent colours
In deep

Decadent hues can add warmth and affection to spaces; Fashion Quarterly... more

Nature inspired colours
Bring the best of nature indoors

Mother nature has inspired many colours; Mindfood... more

Elegant interiors
An air of elegance

From quiet luxury and timeless looks to gilded glamour; Style... more

Decorating bedrooms
Bedroom bliss

How we decorate bedrooms is highly personal; Style... more

Colour my world
Colour my world

Colours have the ability to conjure up memories; Mindfood... more

My Favourite 15 Colours from MindFood
My favourite 15 colours

Michael McHugh chooses 15 favourites; Mindfood... more

Fresh Living
Fresh Living

Green seems the very embodiment of life; Mindfood... more

Your are my sunshine
You are my sunshine

Capture the lifted mood that longer days allow; Fashion Quarterly... more

Mediterranean Summer Table
Mediterranean Summer Table

Create a fresh coastal look; NZ Woman's Weekly... more
Sunset shades - Paint the sky
Paint the sky

Introducing sunset shades into your wardrobe, makeup, walls; FQ... more

Add a pop of colour
Rock the pop

We dare you to deviate from the cookie cutter world and inject a dose of eccentric personality with a pop of colour; Haven... more

Nature's palette
Nature's palette

Mother Earth's harmonious shades; Fashion Quarterly... more

Choose life in colour
Choose life in colour

Resene's latest fandeck - seriously cheerful; Style... more

Spring spruce
Spring spruce

When creating your dream interior palette don't forget about the tone of your floors; Remix... more

Transitional spaces
The spaces in - between

The transitional spaces are the key connectors; from Remix... more

All lined up
All lined up

Geometric shapes can make a bold statement; from Mindfood... more

Creating a home that warms your heart
Warm hearts

Use colour, light and texture to fill your home with a sense of comfort this winter; from Good magazine...more

Make it magenta
Make it magenta

The humble rose palette; from Fashion Quarterly...more

Standing out
Standing out

Bold colour and murals stand out; from Remix... more

Using curvy or wavy shapes
On a roll

Make your home more relaxing; from Style... more

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 that sets a singular mood; 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

More colour, wallpaper and design trends

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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