The days are getting shorter and the frosty mornings are upon us. Rather than focusing on what you’re missing out on, think about the change of season as an opportunity to re-do your interior. Create some snuggly warm spaces where you can cuddle up with a good book or Netflix series.

This winter we are focusing on incorporating natural light, vibrant colours and lots of greenery to bring a sense of serenity or energy to the space.

Tone on tone

Not every space with limited natural light needs to be painted white. An effective design technique is a great way to embrace the moody feel. Resene Sandcastle creates a soft, warm interior base with sand and warm honey tones without darkening the room. Pair with a mix of warm and cool timbers, complimented by natural elements through accessories. This room feature the stunning NZ made Montego dining table and bench with natural Wishbone chairs.

Natural highlights

Dark and bold paint colours are often thought to make spaces feel claustrophobic and small, but those who have dared to go dark know just how much it can transform a space for the better. Charcoals like Resene Dune can bring a cocooning effect to a space and create a sense of intimacy. The contrasting colour of the willow dining table allows it to pop and be a real feature while the lush injection of plants bring vibrance and life to the room.

Playful living

The warm brown walls in Resene Leather sets the mood for this warm, tonal colour palette, while the light neutral wall keeps the space feeling fresh and open.

Accessorize with warm timbers, offset with a pop of black and the Rubber Faux Tree to add some greenery.

The introduction of blue creates a soft contrast and evokes a sense of calm.

Be bold

The richness of Resene Cape Pilliser is stark and elemental. The depth of the colour acts as a bold and inviting statement piece in this living room. The warm-toned timber flooring and rug connect seamlessly with the walls, allowing the light Sabine sofa, plush cushions & brass features of the Arthur Coffee Tables to pop.


Orange is the new black

Think about texture and contrast. This bold statement wall has been painted in Resene Colorwood Pitch Black stain on plywood- allowing the beautiful texture of the wood to show through. With everything else in the space in various shades of grey and black, the strong hue of the Fabian sofa is the hero of this space.