A taste of the trends
If there’s one thing you can be sure of, trends never stand still. We asked the experts to give us a taste of what’s trending for 2018.
Forget the constraints of minimalism, maximalism is here ‒ along with warm, dark colours, earthy neutrals, contemporary paint effects, statement ceilings and more. Here, the professionals from Resene give us a window onto the interior trends that will have you exploring bold new looks and earthy palettes.
Maximalism ‒ one of the hottest styles in interior design ‒ is a blend of historical design and colours, layers and textures, with mixed artwork. It creates a unique interior that melds the patina of time with contemporary decor.
“Maximalism allows you to let your imagination loose,” says Rebecca Long, Resene Colour Expert. “The key here is to play close attention to design elements, such as repetition and shape, to build your scheme.”
There is a shift to embracing darker hues indoors, taking cosy to a new level, focusing on dark colours with deep blues and greens and smoky charcoals, such as Resene Indian Ink and Resene Coast.
Dark walls ensure a space won’t feel empty and a deep backdrop enhances the greenery of plants and colours in artwork.
“We are still using metallic, but with an earthier twist,” says interior designer and colour consultant Debbie Abercrombie. “The mix of black and metallic, such as Resene Catch 22, is strong, elegant and stylish enough to outlast trends too.”
Whether it’s stools, chairs, wall units and planters painted in metallic hues, or simple metallic touches added to handles and chair legs, picture frames, textiles and wallpaper ‒ metallics are a versatile choice. Use metallics to glam up a room, or pair them with handcrafted ornaments, natural stone or exotic wood.
Earthier, honest neutrals are right on trend. Choose a colour palette of earthy browns, tans, warm greys and greens ‒ and especially terracotta.
“Terracotta is making a comeback and it isn’t just limited to pots,” says Rebecca. “Pair colours such as Resene
ABOVE — DARKER HUES BRING OUT THE COLOUR OF ARTWORKS.