This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco.
On this side of the world, with our clear, bright, natural light, we have traditionally opted for bluer, deeper reds such as the Resene Dynamite used here on the lower wall.
By pairing it with a truer red such as the Resene Poppy seen here on the upper wall, the overall effect is much less oppressive and in fact opens the room up.
Further layering of red tones with the floor vase painted in Resene Raging Bull, the shelf vase in Resene Moccasin and the exotic earthy toned rug, all create a frame which can be filled with contrasting tones and textures.
Red tones in this room are dramatically combined with a blue floor painted in a base colour of Resene Wishing Well, also used in the matching side table.
The use of an overlaid stencilled floor pattern in Resene Time After Time is a clever way to add texture and interest to the space, cooling down the reds, while still enhancing their impact.
Elegant furniture and accessories in natural tones and textures, work in perfectly with these dramatic background colours, adding a lightness and simplicity, without sacrificing style and elegance.
We’ve long paid heed to the critical nature of colour when it comes to our homes, but it’s high time we took this into consideration when filling our wardrobes. Research shows that fashion is one of the simplest ways we can transform our emotions and confidence may just be a power outfit away!
So whether you’re hoping to soothe, energise or simply amp up the serotonin levels of those around you, it’s time you started taking sartorial inspiration from the colour wheel. Let us help you dress for success!
Sleepy head: If you wake up in the morning and the coffee just isn’t quite cutting it, your next best bet is to dress in red. The colour is said to evoke strong feelings of energy and excitement and an added bonus is that it draws attention to the wearer. If you want to be noticed, this is the colour to do it in. Add a red lip to your outfit as well to really make those confidence levels seriously soar.
Never mellow in yellow: If you’re feeling blue, we have the solution for you. Much like the bright summer sun, the colour yellow makes most people happy, probably because memories of sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays are linked to the warm colour. Add accents of yellow to your outfits to bring out all of those positive feelings and lift your mood as a result.
Cool, calm and collected: It’s long been said that when you’re feeling anxious, blue hues are calming. Bring a sense of serenity to your outfits by showcasing any shade of blue. And if we haven’t already reminded you enough, the Pantone colour of the year is Classic Blue – so what better reason do you need to incorporate the shade?
Creative thinking: They say that if you’re in need of some inspiration, then purple is the colour for you. The hue has long been associated with fantasy and spirit, sparking those creative juices in your head. Not to mention it’s one of Maleficent’s signature colours and that woman is full of confidence! Channel her in your outfit and take over any kingdom… or workplace.
It is really hard not to be at least a little bit impressed with the new Honda Civic RS Sensing. While the last bit of the name does seem a tad strange at first, it becomes clear the tenth generation of one of Honda’s most cherished models, makes more ‘sense’ than ever before.
The $39,990 RS Sensing is extraordinary value considering what you get. Under the bonnet sits a 1.5 litre Turbo VTEC four-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s seven speed CVT auto with paddle shift.
While not much to look at, you still get 127kW and 220Nm of torque, while returning 6.3L/100km respectively.
Honda has also crammed the RS Sensing into the kit too.
Settle into those leather clad sports seats and you find adaptive cruise control, auto high beam, parking sensors front and rear, reversing camera, lane keep assist, collision mitigation braking, which sends you a visual alert on your instrument cluster if you are approaching the car in front too closely, and a wing-mounted camera which allows you to monitor your blind spot while changing lanes from the infotainment screen.
Thanks to upgrades to the suspension and bushings, the Civic RS Sensing is a much more dynamic drive than before.
Steering is nicely weighted and you can coax the Sensing into the twisty stuff with little effort required.
All in all, the Civic RS Sensing is a solid effort from Honda and represents stunning value for money. This one is definitely worth a look.
Cherry red is adding a powerful punch to our wardrobes this sartorial season, most popularly paired with more muted tones of warm beige and deep whisky browns that are tiptoeing into consumer consciousness for 2019.
Cherry red is a “full-bodied” colour, which Vogue describes as ideal to enhance velvet, tulle and satin, recreating elegant, retro-feel looks.
It’s hot property for those wanting to add that ‘little something’ missing from an otherwise low key outfit and it’s getting us all fired up about the possibilities in store for our wardrobes.
Decorating for Christmas doesn’t just have to be about adorning your home. We have some clever ways to bring Christmas into your wardrobe. Whether subtle or celebratory, taking the Christmas spirit to the streets will bring cheer to one and all.
Metallics are this season’s fashion star. Harness this timely coincidence and exude celebration. Silvery blues, shimmery blush pinks, and lustrous lilacs are metallics at their most beautiful. Mimic decorative baubles and adorn in over-sized pearls. Put on a filigree snowflake pendant, crystal drop earrings, sparkly diamante hair slides, and a dress and heels in materials of ethereal fairy-like lustre.
Certain colour combinations are Christmas on a candy stick. Go bold with gold against anything red, or pair shiny silver upon beautiful blue. Try ultra violet – this hot-right-now hue will fall in love with anything metallic. A white satin belt cinching the waist of a white cotton shirt dress teams great with silver shoes. Last season’s star prints can even come out to shine.
Pick out this season’s florals of rich red blooms and green foliage. Cute cherry patterns on everything is vogue right now in Europe, but ironically a bowl of juicy cherries epitomises Christmas day to us. It’s the same with pretty strawberry prints. Vintage pinup style dresses often sport Christmasy patterns or red Polka dots. Think red and white gingham or elf-green anything – just search amongst Santa’s colour wheel.
Saying someone is dressed up like a Christmas tree is not normally a flattering compliment, but for the next few weeks, go for it – with bells on!
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Cherry red certainly packs a sartorial punch. The fiery shade is dominating the fashion shows this season, with a look which has us all hot around the sartorial collar and not just when looking through rose-tinted glasses.
Bold tomato red hues stood out on the SS18 catwalks of several designers, including Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, Dries van Noten and Max Mara.
It’s the power player that has been vying for our attention, but in all the right ways.
Whether you adorn yourself in this bold hue from head to toe, or stick to a bold lip or heel, it will be the cherry on the top that will finish off your look.
Though it’s more commonly known as autumn on this side of the world, the fact this season’s moniker is known to some as fall is a fashionable little irony, as we’re falling for this shade in all its seasonal glory.
Whether you think of it as plum, burgundy, deep red, maroon, wine or even oxblood as it was known when it broke out as 2012’s seasonal shade, this moody tone signifies that the warm weather is officially coming to an end.
Incorporate it with some snuggly accessories or snap up a coat in this colour. It is after all, the hottest look around – both in the figurative and literal sense of the expression.