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.

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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.

Mod­ern max­i­mal­ism

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.”

Dar­ingly dark

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.

Moody metallics

“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.

Grounded neu­trals

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


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