Welcome — Trends don’t develop in a vacuum, burning brightly for just one season before evaporating without a trace. They’re slowly progressing ideas, evolving incrementally until they become new yet similar variations of the same general theme.
Trends don’t exist in a vacuum, either. Colours, materials, finishes and concepts build upon one another until they take shape into something greater and better defined. Over the course of a decade or longer, we start to see the strongest and longest lasting combinations of the most prevalent ideas begin to become synonymous with a particular time or era – locked into the pages of decorating and design history.
The contents of this habitat plus bring focus to the most relevant trends out there: those that are continuing to evolve and be redefined as well as those that are just beginning to take shape. Most importantly, it is full of inspiring ideas which you can blend and combine with your own. While it’s one thing to be cognisant of the trends that are out there, it can be quite another to know how to translate them to your own project in a way that reflects your tastes and personality. We hope that what you’ll find in this habitat plus helps you with both. Happy decorating!Search Habitat articles
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While nature has long been a common inspiration for décor, woodland tones like mushroom greys, such as Resene Napa, and fern-inspired shades, such as Resene New Leaf, are among the most popular hues. Flora and fauna motifs are wildly popular too, which has led today’s on-trend natural looks to split into two main sub-categories... more
According to colour experts, no hue expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow. While mustard still remains a design staple, more optimistic, buttery tones are rising up the ranks.
One of the hottest new colours, cheery ‘Gen Z yellow’ is starting to add a refreshing burst of brightness to décor. With its lively sunshine hue, this shade is a ray of positivity... more
A painted wall mural instantly opens up a room – and your imagination. Instead of covering an entire wall, why not define a special area with a little artistic flair? Paint direct onto your wall or furniture or take advantage of the flexible décor trend and paint onto a surface like foam board for a moveable mural... more
Walk into any popular furniture store and you will see the undeniable presence of the art deco revival trend that has swept in seemingly out of nowhere. As a counterpoint to edgy industrial looks, art deco revival offers a new opportunity to bring an abundance of refined luxury and opulent elegance to our interiors... more
Embrace pops of bold brights. The best part about this trend is that you’re free to use just about any hue you like, so long as it contrasts with the rest of your space. And, by painting these colours on furniture and accessories instead of the wall, it’s easy to switch it out if your tastes change or you get tired of a certain shade... more
Wallpaper features are continuing to be popular in styles ranging from faux finishes through to quirky conversational pieces that bring a sense of whimsy and creativity. Collections like the Resene Portobello Wallpaper Collection uses fun designs in sophisticated colourways so that they can work well with a wide range of interior styles and tastes and add a little levity to otherwise serious spaces... more
Contributing stylists: Gem Adams, Kate Alexander, Amber Armitage, Greer Clayton, Megan Harrison-Turner, Laura Lynn Johnston, Claudia Kozub, Annick Larkin, Vanessa Nouwens, Emily Somerville-Ryan, Leigh Stockton, Melle Van Sambeek.
Contributing photographers: Bryce Carleton, Jamie Cobel, Simon Devitt, Sharni Dysart, Wendy Fenwick, Melanie Jenkins, Becky Nunes
The wall in this on-trend home office space is painted Resene Sea Fog with a colour block feature in Resene Fast Forward, which was also used on the ledge shelves and desktop. The chair is painted Resene Clockwork Orange, the hooks and floor are in Resene Truffle, and the organiser is in Resene Alabaster, Resene Truffle and Resene Earthen
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