In a burst of creativity we’re seeing more beautiful products that capture the essence of a painter’s palette. Watercolours add calming, serene qualities, while energetic bright brush strokes add vibrance and texture to uplift your chosen space.
RESENE COLOUR CONSULTANT SARAH GREGORY TALKS ABOUT THE PERSONALITY OF COLOUR. Why is it important to embrace
colour in your home? Using colour is a fantastic way to personalise your home. Colour is the starting point to setting a mood. It can make it a fun or tranquil place and transforms a house into a home – your own personal sanctuary.
What advice do you have for uplifting a room in the cooler months? Add splashes of the colours that make you happy and inspire you. This can be done by painting an accent wall – colour blocking is very on-trend, as are stripes – or a piece of furniture or an accessory. Warm-toned metallics, such as gold, bronze and copper, are currently very popular.
What are the best colours to bring into your home during winter? It all depends on your personal style and taste. The hot trends for winter 2016 cover a wide spectrum, including rich cherry reds, such as Resene Quarter Pohutukawa, hot pinks (Resene Scrumptious) and bright yellows like Resene Turbo. Mustard and gingered oranges are great for creating a sense of warmth – look at Resene Tussock and Resene Chelsea Gum. If pastels are more your style, soft pinks (like Resene Vanilla Ice) and blues
(Resene Pattens Blue works well) can be mixed with navy to achieve a winter style.
Aonach cushion by Bluebellgray, $249. alliuminteriors.co.nz Watercolour mug,
Saapaivakirja plate in white, green, yellow, $49.