Trending: terracotta heads indoors

29 Nov 2016

It's not just the temperature that's hotting up. Terracotta is the shade of the moment, in all its burnt, reddy goodness. Using Resene Desperado as a starting point (painted on the hall table) we've brought terracotta indoors with this natural living-inspired scheme. 

The colour palette is a selection of desert tones... the dusty colours of the Australian outback come to mind. Instead of being highly saturated, they're a bit more complex and duskier than before. Colours that naturally occur in nature, and are easy on the eye.

Hot tones are cooled down by neutral accents of black, white and concrete for a well-balanced, liveable scheme. If you're looking for livelier colours that still keep it contemporary, try accents of dry olives like Resene Half Evolution and swampy greens like Resene Ruck N Maul.

Terracotta may look quite 'bricky' as a full wall colour in a residential interior.Think of it more as an accent... it's perfect for stair banisters, door frames, and furniture like we've used here. This living room is a great example of making terracotta work for the indoors.

Why it works

  • It's all about dusky and burnt tones. Resene Desperado (on the sideboard), Resene Rumour Has It and Resene Entourage (on the peg stools) really hit the mark.
  • Accessories that give an understated nod to the outdoors are organic to this colour scheme. Think flora prints, bits of greenery and seashells as ornaments. 
  • We love the balance of the vertical lines, i.e. the hanging pendant lights, tall vases and far-reaching twigs, with the horizontally long hall table, jute rug and wide retro chair.
  • The floor painted in creamy Resene Double Biscotti keeps it light and fresh.
  • Check out that texture. From the wallpapered walls in Resene Anaglypta 2011 (RD3360, painted in Resene Albescent White) to a knobbly jute rug, it's texture heaven.

Did you know... Resene ColorShops have a range of paint-on anaglypta wallpaper. It's an easy way to bring beautiful, touchable texture to your walls. 

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

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Terracotta is being recognised as a lovely shade to bring into the home. Starting with Resene Desperado on the hall table, we brought in hot desert tones for an on-trend living area. Colours used are skirting in Resene Quarter Alabaster, floor in Resene Double Biscotti, hall table in Resene Desperado, and peg stools in Resene Rumour Has It (left) and Resene Entourage (right). Wallpaper in Resene Anaglypta 2011 (RD3360, painted in Resene Albescent White) was used for the walls.

pictures Wendy Fenwick. Styling by Gem Adams. Products from Citta Design, Blackbird Goods, Indie Home Collective, Father Rabbit and Tessuti.

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This living room is inspired by natural living, so accessorise accordingly and use nature as a place to add to your ornaments... from dry delicate twigs to Monstera Deliciosa leaves. Get the look with Resene Calibre (large vase), Resene On Track (thin vase), Resene Ayers Rock (bowl) and Resene Desperado (hall table). The peg stools are painted in Resene Rumour Has It and Resene Entourage.

pictures Wendy Fenwick. Styling by Gem Adams. Products from Citta Design, Blackbird Goods and Indie Home Collective.

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