While it may seem like only yesterday that the new year was welcomed in, colour experts are already predicting Resene's palettes for 2017 and 2018. The new The Range 2018 fashion colours fandeck from Resene includes the latest on trend paint colours for a quick fashion update for homes and buildings.
Not so many years ago, there were just a handful of paint colours to choose from. People were used to seeing life in just a few shades of colour, each quite distinctive.
As tinting technology has developed, specifiers have been blessed with a growing rainbow of choice. People's eyes have learnt to appreciate subtle nuances that were once simply glossed over. What once was off-white, may now be beige, greige, cream or chalk. Colours are deeper and complex, layered with subtle undertones. Dusky tones develop as multiple colourways and weathered undertones merge. As knowledge of colour grows, so too does the confidence to use and experiment with the subtleties and power of colour.
Look to the blended tones of: Resene Balance, Resene Outpost, Resene Quarter Truffle, Resene Fifty Shades and Resene Fugitive.
Nature has always had a strong influence on choices, and never more so than now. With many addicted to technology and more time spent indoors, the great outdoors is coming into our surfaces, finishes, colours and accessorising.
Clear finishes and natural wood stains protect against modern life and allow natural beauty to be seen. Teamed with greens, blues and pops of colour that would be at home in a flower garden, nature provides a beautiful palette to choose from.
People are also taking indoor spaces outdoors with 'outdoor rooms' that have all the luxury and protection of the interior — allowing people to enjoy the great outdoors without being exposed.
The new colour collection has an abundance of greens from sharp and clean to muddied and botanic: Resene Fresh, Resene Good Life, Resene Left Field and Resene Vitality.
Green is not the only colour of nature. Think of the splendour of sunsets and sunrises, the bright blooms of a spring garden. Uplifting colours that fill people with hope: Resene Turkish Delight, Resene Ruby Tuesday and Resene Celebrate.
Neutrals are dusky and earthy too, with grey and beige co-mingling and blackened white, such as Resene Black White, popular as a backdrop. For those who love the feel of grey but need a touch more colour, look to the dusted tones of grey blended with blue for a timeless look that can be easily accessorised to suit each season. Look for Resene Half Dusted Blue.
The love of greyed browns has been put to one side as truer greys emerge, from silvery shades to slatey charcoals: Resene Half Grey Chateau and Resene Steam Roller. This has allowed browns to become earthier and richer, and for bronzed hues to emerge: Resene Road Trip, Resene On Track and Resene Rumour Has It.
For the first time, the new fandeck includes two fandeck pages of the most popular colours from the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection, including classics like Resene Spanish White and today's top-ranked whites like Resene Black White and Resene Alabaster, to help complement the new colours.