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Wallpaper trends - shapes


From Habitat plus – wallpaper

Geometric shapes, stripes in all forms, retro patterns, 3D effects – graphic effects of all types can be found in the Resene Wallpaper Collection.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 609622
Resene Wallpaper Collection 609622.

Today's graphic patterns tend to be more relaxed and presented in a looser way, like the layered triangles at right forming a soft mountain-like landscape.

Geometric patterns are eye-catching yet there's something about the rhythmic structure of a geometric design that is also visually relaxing. Beware though – don’t overdo a bold graphic design or you may end up feeling dizzy. Stripes are a classic pattern for wallpapers and now range from funky (like the painterly interpretation on the left) to formal.

Top tip: Use a wallpaper to kickstart a scheme. This design above forms the backbone of a harmonious tonal scheme of greys, soft taupe, grey and white used in accessories, furniture and even the skirting board – try Resene Steel Grey for this.

Conversely, if you need to find a wallpaper to fit with a current scheme, find the A4 swatches in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop of your existing wall colour and use them to hold up against the wallpaper samples to see which combinations work best.

Left: Resene Wallpaper Collection 367029.   Right: Resene Wallpaper Collection 377001.
Left: Resene Wallpaper Collection 367029.   Right: Resene Wallpaper Collection 377001.

Resene Wallpaper Collection FJ020203.
Resene Wallpaper Collection FJ020203.

Left: Resene Wallpaper Collection GP5942.   Right: Resene Wallpaper Collection F57909.
Left: Resene Wallpaper Collection GP5942.   Right: Resene Wallpaper Collection F57909.

Did you know... That it's best to order more wallpaper than you need? New wallpaper collections are regularly launched and older collections are usually deleted after three years, sometimes sooner. If you need to patch or replace any damaged paper, you may not be able to buy it any more. Also, with graphic wallpapers, pattern matching can soak up extra rolls.

 

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