Top wallpaper picks this season

18 Oct 2017

Our love affair with wallpapers continues as we head into spring and summer, whether we use them as whole room treatments or just a feature wall or two. Resene ColorShops are continually stocking new and exciting designs instore. Here are some key trends and some of our favourites:

Stripes: A classic summer motif at any time, but check out how they’ve been interpreted in the Stripes wallpaper collection. They’re fat and fun, thin and funky, but most of all they are colourful.

Texture and subtle faux looks: Faux looks have moved away from the more obvious planks and what were called ‘conversation’ looks into a more subtle array of styles. Stone, marble, even cork. Textured wallpapers have always been hugely popular, and some of the new designs available add sheen for more depth and are more pronounced.

Luxe and shine: Wallpaper manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to add character to the very fabric of the paper. It might look like old paper, or have a soft metallic sheen, be glittery or lovely to touch.

Jungle and tropical motifs: Pull up a palm tree, add a toucan or two and you can imagine you’re in some tropical wonderland. Or just paper the walls in one of the many fun tropical prints for a getaway that doesn’t involve air travel. 

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

Faux looks are still hot but trending towards the more subtle, like this marble look from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 2716-23870) from Resene ColorShops.

Painterly, watercolour-style stripes go across rather than down the wall for a look that evokes the sea and sand. This is from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 377215) from Resene ColorShops.

Delicate multi-coloured uneven stripes run down the wall in fresh greens and pale pinks. Just right for summer. This is from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 377015) from Resene ColorShops.  

It’s like diving into a peacock’s feathers. This decadent and vibrant wallpaper from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code E378006) from Resene ColorShops is glamorous and bold. 

We’re turning away from obvious expressions of gender for kids rooms. This whimsical Scandi-style design is a perfect example in warm neutral tones. It’s from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 292404) from Resene ColorShops.

Organic, oversized yet subtle, this wallpaper pattern would suit many interior styles. It’s from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 928341) from Resene ColorShops. 

Textured wallpapers have become richer with a real touch-me appeal. This is from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 35183) from Resene ColorShops.

Fantastical creatures and tropical settings, whether it’s a wall of palm leaves or cheeky lemurs, are popular motifs. This is from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 12401) from Resene ColorShops.

Delicate washed colours and textures with a vintage beachy appeal. These two papers are from the Resene Wallpaper Collection (code 369074 and 369055) from Resene ColorShops.  

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