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Colour inspiration – latest looks

Get inspired with colour! If you're getting ready for your next decorating journey, browse through these beautiful mood boards and colour ideas to help you select just the right look and mood for your space.

Find your focal point
Find your focal point

If you’d like to dabble in a bold or moody look, bathrooms and ensuites are the ideal place to try out dark or vibrant colours or wallpapers... more
Bedroom in greens and greys
Soothing sanctuary

Sticking to a single colour may seem like an easy way to decorate, but it can take a bit of finessing to really nail a tone-on-tone look... more
Complementary colours
A study in contrast

Decorating with complementary colours can be a challenging look to pull off, but when everything comes together, the results are memorable... more
Dramatic dining and lounge area
Classically curved

In an age where it can sometimes feel like trends change even faster than the weather, classic design styles and colour combinations will always be in high demand... more
Dramatic entry way
Welcome home

Your entryway or mudroom is a pretty crucial spot in your house... more
Dramatic entryway
Twilight Zone dark living

There’s a dramatic colour trend doing the rounds – dark tone-on-tone rooms that are at once cocooning and welcoming, but also strikingly rich... more
Pinks and greens
Pink and green grow up

This update on the classic combination of pink and green manages to be fresh, surprising and utterly luxurious all at once... more
Tropical bedroom
Tropical goes sophisticated

When you think about a tropical inspired interior it often evokes images of green palm leaves, pink flamingos and light-coloured cane furniture in bright sun-drenched rooms... more
Holiday colours
Thumbs up

This inviting, relaxed space demonstrates how to bring the relaxed, joyful holiday vibe into any room... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Chocolate in stripes

Deep, chocolatey brown is given a fun, bold new life with this striped wall... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Modern reds

This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco... more
Deep cool colours for bedrooms
Velvet dark

A sophisticated look for an outdoor living space, using the velvety depths of Resene Porter on the wall, with a framed trellis finished in Resene Woodsman Light Greywash Light... more
A den for everyone
Monochrome magic

There’s a reason why deep cool colours are so popular for bedrooms – with their cocooning, calming nature, they are very conducive to a good night’s sleep... more
A den for everyone
A den for everyone

This beautiful serene space has been created to be an inviting and comfortable escape that’s refreshingly gender neutral.... more
Cape cod look
A classic beachy Cape Cod look

Nothing says relaxed beach style more than a range of soft blues, pale greys and seafoam whites... more
Golden bedroom shades
Golden glow

Deep golds and ochres are a colour of the moment, popping up in accessories, bedlinen and even on whole walls... more
Grey blues kitchen styles
Grey-blues meet copper

Grey-blues and copper tones are a match made in heaven as this dreamy tonal blue kitchen shows... more
Duck egg blue three ways
One Room, Three Ways: Duck Egg Blue

Since being made famous by Marie Antoinette nearly 300 years ago, we’re not sure there’s any colour that’s been quite as pervasive in the interior design world as duck egg blue.... more
Two-toned neutrals - fawns and whites.
Washed in whitewash

This fresh cool room manages to take the essence of trendy
Scandi cool... more
Purple monotones
Dramatic monotone

Going all-in on one bold colour is a courageous idea and as this demonstrates, the results can be stunning... more
Two-toned neutrals - fawns and whites.
Two-toned neutrals

For large rooms, or simply as a striking feature, this unique two-toned look is a great way to add structure... more
Citrus orange colours
Citrus goes full-bodied

This rich warm dining space is a sophisticated take on a classic citrus... more

Character darks

Dark exteriors have always held appeal. Black-painting weatherboards or other styles of cladding give a house a smart urban look... more
Raindance whitewash benchseat
Space to soothe

Weathered blues and whitewashed plywood create a soothing space to relax and read as we seek to escape the hectic, ultra-public and digtal world beyond the front door... more
Pink just dance lounge
Creamier whites

You need shades that are versatile and will look in rooms of all shapes and sizes, will give you a blank, but not boring, canvas to build on... more
Schist green living
The new neutrals

Our concept of what a neutral colour is changing. No longer are we talking only about whites, creams, beiges and greys when we talk about neutrals... more
Pink just dance lounge
Peach meets pink

It has been the darling of recent times – millennial pink has appeared in all walks of life from clothing (men’s and women’s), products, accessories, hair and makeup, and interiors... more
Schist green living
It’s all in the layers

This sophisticated room is an easily achievable, classic look brought right up to date with the deft use of accent colours and layered tones... more

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Latest inspiration in print

Shades of grain
Shades of grain

Wood is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring materials, from Hotel magazine... more
Hues to inspire your work
Get to work

Hues to inspire your work with Mindfood magazine... more
Autumn tones
Autumn tones

Warmth and depth with wood stains plus create a statement with bold colour from Remix magazine... more

You are here

Don’t forget to look around and admire the epic beauty that surrounds us every day... more
Crisp in colour
Crisp in colour

Balance and harmony with the colour green plus fun with florals from Remix magazine... more

Orange & green

Unexpected contemporary looks from NZ House & Garden... more
Coastal colour palette
Coast to coast

Let a coastal palette wash over your home with these ideas from Simply You Living magazine... view
 

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