As our communities have become more global, thanks in no small part to the wonders of modern technology, we can draw inspiration from all over the world from the comfort of our own home or office. This has broadened our outlook on colour palettes and colour combinations, banishing those restrictive colour rules to the history books.
This global inspiration comes together in the new The Range fashion colours collection from Resene, with an eclectic mix of key colour trends. It’s a fusion of colour that you can make your own.
The hues head in three directions: the dusty, timeless hues that provide a soft cocoon and remind of us of our heritage; the clean, cool, light hues that provide soothing relief and tranquility in a fast-paced world; and the pops of bright colour that bring fun, excitement and energy.
The world seems to be moving ever faster and we’ve ever-connected. Downtime is becoming a luxury and this is reflected in weathered and worn hues that feel familiar and lived in. Expect to see people disconnecting themselves from the constant noise as they focus more on wellbeing than being well connected.
Nature continues to influence with a palette that’s infused with earthy, neutral tones – showing our growing appreciation for the earth and its resources. Wood tones are reflected in beiges and browns and offset by a soft golden metallic shimmer. Barely there and mid-tone neutrals hint at subtle undertones. Darker neutrals have greater colour depth and intensity.
Layering colours is becoming increasingly popular as a new way to add interest to a space. Rather than one paint colour in an area, imagine stripes of your favourite hues decorating your walls, kitchen drawers each painted a different but complementary hue, and brightly painted internal doors, each an infusion of unexpected, uplifting colour.
It’s time to forget the old colour rules and embrace the endless possibilities of colour. Let your own tastes be your guide and surround yourself in colours that you love – you’ll be amazed at just how good it feels to live and work in your favourite colour palette.
View the latest fashion colours in the Resene The Range fashion colours fandeck available from Resene ColorShops and resellers, or view online.The Range fashion fandeck colours are available in your favourite colour tools including Resene testpots (don’t hyperlink until live), A4 drawdowns (don’t hyperlink until live) and self-adhesives (don’t hyperlink until live), plus colour pencil and RGB formulations available online or from your Resene representative.
Electronic colour swatches for architectural software are also available.