Now: the colours of summer

31 Dec 2015

Whether they’re soft or sizzling, there are some colours that just seem to go with summer. This summer, trending colours are yellow and green while forever favourites are the colours of the sea and gentle pastels.

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

Pale pink: the colour of seashells

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Soft gelato shades of all colours hark back to retro baches and a 1950s look. Or they can be rose-petal blush like the pearly inside of a sea shell. Add some pretty accessories for a vintage feel. This wall is Resene Pot Pourri.

Aqua: the colour of the sea

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Classic colours for the beach and bach, seafoam greens and watery blues always hit the spot with their cooling vibe. This kitchen has cabinets in Resene Washed Green, with a hit of crisper aqua in the shelf above the fridge – it’s Resene Scandal. Other colours featured are Resene Centaurian, the purple on the bookcase, and walls in Resene Buttery White.

Resene Duck Egg Blue is a firm favourite for beach-inspired homes. See our tips on using it

Yellow: the colour of sunshine

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Put it on your walls, your furniture, your fabrics or accessories, but how about a burst of sunshine yellow exactly where it should be – overhead? Homeowner Katie Williamson chose Resene Sundial for the ceiling of her hall and it looks sensational.

Green: the colour of new grass

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True greens are making a comeback. Paired with ruby reds they look zingy and very Christmassy. This bedroom feature wall is painted in Resene Camarone, a colour inspired by a painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Red: the colour of heat

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You can never have too much sizzle in a scheme. This setting layers red on red for a hot summer look. The wall is in Resene Whizz Bang while other painted elements include the table in Resene April Sun and the floor in Resene Outrageous.

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Resene Centaurian

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Resene Outrageous

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