• Grey has hidden depths; sometimes blue, sometimes green. Once the complement, it’s now a feature. We’re seeing the tones of beige turn greige as they cool into greys and lose some of their warm beige edges. Beige is still big, but greige, such as Resene Triple Rakaia, offers a new sleeker alternative for those looking for something new.
• Dusty and smoky, there is a new palette of colours coming through, such as Resene Mesmerise, Resene Soulmate and Resene Abercrombie, that feel timeless, gently weathered and softened over the passage of time. Easy to live with and coordinate, they’re a sophisticated alternative to cleaner pastels. They bring with them a sense of being more grounded and less airy than the pastels of recent years.
• Reds are strong and powerful, with influencing blue tones, such as popular Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Poppy. Fire engine red is not to be ignored with hues such as Resene Havoc. Equally bold is the frivolity of hot magenta pink captured Resene Scrumptious.
• The bold pops of colour are still popular for a quick hit of uplifting colour and as a useful device for way finding, with new colours such as Resene Adrenalin and Resene Bright Lights commanding attention.
• Browns are turning more yellow toned, making them more complementary with wood. Warm dark browns, such as Resene Sambuca and the lighter Resene Rough N Tumble, are sought after; an excellent sophisticated pairing with timber or to contrast other colour choices.
• When it comes to green, the coming trends are diverse. On the dark side there are the earthy camouflage and nature inspired shades that would look right at home in the deepest jungle with hues such as Resene Seaweed. On the lighter side there are the striking bright look at me greens, such as Resene Kakapo and Resene Curiosity. For something a little more restful there are fresh mint and airy greens, such as Resene Kandinsky and Resene Secrets, light on the senses.
• Blues become mutable tones, such as Resene Dusted Blue. Fresh blues, like Resene Skydiver, ground the more powdery tones, such as Resene Frozen. Ever popular duck egg blue, such as Resene Duck Egg Blue and Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, bridges the gap between neutral and coloured with just a touch of colour to lift it away from monochromatic greys.
• Purples, such as Resene Fascinator and Resene Gypsy Queen, are wild and glorious, shining forth with alluring boldness.