Bitter orange terracottas have become the hottest trending hues around. Rooms painted and decorated entirely in warm colours look dramatic, but layering them with muted greens, romantic pinks, yellowish brown and elegant greys adds next-level sophistication to a modern interior.
In this decadent-looking lounge, the back wall is painted Resene Dark Buff while the shelf wall in front of it is painted Resene Korma to provide depth.
To provide levity, the floor has been kept light in soft Resene Eighth Drought, a taupe stone hue, while the coffee and console tabletops have been painted the fibrous brown Resene Twine.
Similarly spicy shades like Resene Rusty Nail and Resene Café Royale lend themselves beautifully to desert pinks, beigey blushes or earthy olives like Resene Just Right, Resene Bone and Resene Hemlock balanced with toasted browns like Resene Lone Ranger, Resene Jambalaya and Resene Sambuca.
Combine them all in a bedroom, lounge or dining area for a scorching hot look.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of an artist, try creating a simple artwork using Resene testpots on high-quality paper to tie any room’s colour scheme together.
The piece in this room was created using Resene Korma and Resene Gold Coast with details in permanent marker. Or, enlist the kids’ help.
Even very young children can create some spectacular abstract artwork. Who knows, it might even be worth something one day!
Paint: Back wall in Resene Dark Buff; Shelf wall in Resene Korma; Floor in Resene Eighth Drought; Coffee and console tables in Resene Twine; Tall vase in Resene Alpaca; Short vase in Resene Gold Coast; DIY artwork in Resene Korma and Resene Gold Coast; Ladder in Resene Chelsea Gem; Peg stool in Resene Santa Fe; Candle sticks in Resene Mai Tai; Big bowl in Resene Cod Grey; Jug vase in Resene Raptor.
Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.
While there will always be artistic styles that experience waxing and waning popularity, the artwork you choose for your space should feel very personal. Whether you opt for an investment piece or simply want to display an item that holds sentimental value, the key is picking something that really speaks to you –
or you at least enjoy looking at.
Once you’ve found something that you really love, why not use it to inspire a colour palette for the room in which you’ll be hanging it?
In this space, not only does the repetition of the same colours across a number of different surfaces create a sense of rhythm, so do the many horizontal lines.
By painting the lower portion of the wall in the same mid-value colour as the artwork – in this case, Resene Aviator – it grounds the artwork more than had it been displayed just on a wall painted from top to bottom in Resene Triple Alabaster, which was used for the top section of the wall.
On the floor is lighter Resene Romantic, though it isn’t a colour directly used in the artwork, it feels enough the same that it still works with the palette while also acting as a point of difference from the rest of the scheme.
Smaller accessories and accents in Resene Aviator, Resene Cornflower, Resene Torea Bay and Resene Sail finish off the look.
It’s common for homeowners to want to hang their artwork quite high on the wall.
However, you shouldn’t be afraid to hang artwork – especially larger pieces – lower on the wall, which will allow you to view the details comfortably at eye level.
After all, artwork that can’t be seen properly can’t be enjoyed properly!
Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops