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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HOME IDEAS -

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,

$3. Kmart.co.nz

Saa­paivakirja plate in white, green, yel­low, $49.

boltof­cloth.co.nz

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