New ways to go green

13 Sep 2018

Going green is a phrase with plenty of connotations beyond simply choosing a colour scheme, and they influence the shades of green we prefer at different times. Like all trends, the shades we collectively gravitate to, are influenced by what’s happening in the world around us.

Here is an excerpt from the new habitat plus - decorating and colour trends booklet, available now free from your Resene ColorShop or reseller, on how trends happen and what they mean for our love of green.

Going green…

It’s a phrase with connotations that go well beyond colour, yet as we focus on environmental issues and seek connections with nature via biophilic design, green is growing strong within our interiors. The circle is complete.

Green started strong a few years ago as clean and verdant with loads of personality. Then it turned a bit khaki and swampy. Now, green has softened to versatile dusky shades that can even be used as a neutral for interiors.

Warm grey-greens seem pulled directly from earthy landscapes. By contrast, fresh leafy greens are a sweet, simple look perfect for a seasonal change-out in spring and summer.

A living room, with a rear wall in Resene Peace, becomes a sophisticated retreat from the turbulent world. It’s given depth with tonal accessories in sharper greens and greys. Add a sense of structure and security, with an oriental rug and warm red touches.

Breezy spring greens also work as neutrals, and when layered in tonal shades make a room feel sun-drenched and energising. This can be taken to maximum effect with graduated greens in broad stripes up the wall.

Pick up a copy of the latest habitat plus - decorating and colour trends booklet from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.

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

The painted lattice pattern on the headboard in Resene Fawn Green and Resene Miso echoes the rattan chair and the natural fibres of the throw, carpet and cushions. The graduated wall is painted in, from top, Resene Travertine, Resene Miso and Resene Nirvana with skirting board in Resene Fawn Green. The shelf is painted in Resene China Ivory, the peg stool is in Resene Coconut Cream, the small pot is Resene Eighth Tapa and the small vase is painted in Resene Alpaca. Styling Emily Somerville-Ryan

Add muted pink to make this summery scheme even fresher. Lattice pattern in Resene Fawn Green and Resene Miso, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from top) Resene Nirvana, Resene Just Right, Resene Coconut Cream and Resene China Ivory. Styling Emily Somerville-Ryan

The rear wall is in Resene Peace, the side wall is Resene Suits, the floor is Resene Grey Chateau, the shelf in Resene Untamed, side tables are Resene Grey Olive and Resene Poured Milk, the large vase is Resene Double Pravda, the small vase on the shelf is Resene Double Ash and the candle stand is in Resene Charcoal. Styling by Gem Adams

Grey greens come alive with bold red and sharp green accents. Background in Resene Grey Chateau with A4 drawdown paint swatches in (top to bottom) Resene Untamed, Resene Suits and Resene Peace. The round platter is Resene Charcoal and the small bowl is Resene Waiouru.

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