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How to hold onto summer all year round with colour

There comes a day in every year where you begin to realise that the long, hot summer is on its way out, and those cooler drizzly days aren't far away.

Fortunately, you can always hold onto that summery feeling by recreating it within your home with nothing more than a few clever paint colour choices and some nifty decorating.

Here's a little inspiration to get you started on a new interior design colour scheme to enjoy that summery feeling throughout the year.

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5 decorating tips for couples moving in together

Moving in with your significant other is exciting and fun, but not without its challenges. Having a home that looks well put-together when you both have completely different interior design styles can be difficult to say the least. Sharing a home doesn't have to mean an endless series of compromises over your individual aesthetic tastes, though, as harmonious balance can be established. Blending different home decorating ideas, contrasting colour personalities, and favourite furniture isn't easy but it can be done – read on to find out how. 

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How to find inspiration for your home colour palette

Colour is the secret to setting the mood and having a cohesive style and flow throughout your home. Choosing a colour palette for your whole home is at the heart of interior design, but with such a vast array of colours available at your local Resene ColorShop, narrowing down your selection can seem tricky.

It can seem especially difficult as most home colour palettes should only consist of three to five hues. This might seem limiting at first, but sticking to a colour palette will make your home more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to live in. So how do you go about choosing a definitive colour palette?

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7 colours minimalists will love

A minimalist home should be an oasis of calm and well-being. The pared-down nature of minimalism means using elements that create a serene and simple space, without stumbling into the realm of boring and lifelessness. Typically, the focus is on a select few quality materials or features, with the aim of avoiding clutter and creating a peaceful environment.

Minimalism in the home is often associated with white walls and black accents, but that doesn't always have to be the case. There are a range of contemporary, muted hues that work wonderfully in a minimalist house. For anyone with a deep love of clean lines and simple colour palettes, these shades could lift a design from sterile to cosy, without compromising the minimalist style.

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4 ideas for decorating your teenager’s bedroom

There is a point where every child crosses the threshold into teenager-dom and starts to have their own opinions and ideas. Celebrating your child becoming a teenager by decorating their bedroom is a great idea, but it involves finding a delicate balance between embracing their emerging personal style and guiding the project. In the end you want to achieve a deliberate effect rather than complete mayhem. Aim for a look that your teenager will stick with throughout their high school years, to avoid having to repaint when they feel like they have outgrown the florid pink or bright orange they loved when they were 13. 

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Orange is the new black: How to use this vibrant hue in your home

When you're craving a splash of colour in your home and want to do something a little different, edgy orange could be the perfect addition.

It's bright and funky and can be used in numerous areas around the home. Here's a little more on this vibrant colour and how you can introduce it to your own interior design scheme.

The colour psychology of orange

As a combination of red and yellow, orange embodies many of the best traits of those two colours. Red is all about passion and stimulation, while yellow is the definition of happiness – together, they create a hue that's as stimulating as it is cheerful!

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3 paint colours that can help you sell your home

It's less common to purchase a home and never intend to sell it, so at some stage it will no doubt come time to think about how to best market your house.

Perhaps you painted it a colour that best suited your personality when you moved in but suspect it may not be to the taste of potential buyers? Or perhaps you'd simply prefer to spruce the place up a bit to make it as attractive as possible? Either way, repainting the interior of your home may help make the purchase even more attractive and eventually contribute to the sale.

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Top paint colour matches for wooden flooring

Wooden flooring and furnishings are reasonably common around Australia and New Zealand. Much of this is because of the warmer temperatures throughout the year, but it's also due to the fact that this natural appearance is absolutely gorgeous within any home.

There are a huge array of timbers to choose from, each offering its own grain. Plus, Resene Colorwood interior stain can also change the hue of the timber, allowing you to choose the perfect tone for your home. As an added bonus, floors made with renewable timbers are an environmentally friendly material, so you know you're helping reduce your home's carbon footprint.

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The do’s and don’ts of selecting a new colour scheme for your home

Do you go for the trendiest colour scheme? Or stick to something more classic? Should you include a feature wall? Or just decide when you get to your local Resene ColorShop?

There are so many things to think about when picking out a new paint colour scheme at home, so we've simplified it all with a few easy do's and don'ts!

Do: Give yourself enough time to decide.

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How can painting your home be relaxing?

For many, the task of painting a new room can be quite dull. After all, people don't watch paint dry for fun, now do they? But we think just the opposite – watching paint can, in fact, be fun.

Picking out paint is a chance to invite a little bit of freshness into your home, and as long as you take your time, you can find the process quite relaxing. 

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