Decorating colour trends for 2018 and beyond – with Resene

Decorating colour trends for 2018 and beyond – with Resene
September 21, 2017

We get used to seeing fashion trends come and go with the seasons – its fitted jeans this year, and loose the next – but with our homes, the process of change and fashion is a gentler transition.

Trends often reflect the times in which we live. When the world seems a mad, bad place or we feel sensory overload from our busy bright lives, we seek safe, nurturing spaces at home. Or if the world seems an exciting smorgasbord of new places to discover, we bring home the colours and flavours of our travels.

Two new trends are perfect for spring:

  • Misty and muted
  • Wanderlust

Misty and muted

Seek sanctuary with hushed tones.

Soft and simple, these sanctuary colours are a hushed environment to retreat to and embark on mindful living. They create a safe environment to retreat to, so we can recharge our emotional and physical batteries after being constantly bombarded by technology, social media and fast-paced graphics.

This is the Scandi look of recent years, but in a slightly stronger way. The colours are still soft but where there might have been just pale grey and cool white, there are now a range of soft muddied pastels. Weathered, aged surfaces echo of times gone by and feed our souls with nostalgia.

Possessions are restricted to only those we love, which are purposeful and which are beautiful as we shift our clutter online and into the cloud.

Try Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Soothe and Resene Inside Back.

Wanderlust

Travel the world… at home.

Seeking cultural connection and a change in routine from the hum-drum of everyday life, this look is all about escapism. Even if we can’t physically roam, our minds certainly can, gathering up the casual vibes of far-flung places as we dream of adventure.

Cultural touch points and nomadic sensibilities are reflected in ethnic prints, artisan crafts, tropical motifs and indigenous art as well as spicy colours, spring greens, plummy browns and sea blues. It’s off-beat and bohemian, certainly not matchy matchy.

Try Resene Desperado, Resene Salsa or cooler Resene Half Opal.

For more colour ideas and inspiration see your Resene ColorShop or www.resene.co.nz.

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