New hues for your projects

New hues for your projects
Published: 22 September 2022

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The new Resene The Range fashion collection is packed with 175 on-trend colours that have been curated to carry you through to 2024 and beyond. The collection features double the new hues that are normally included in a Resene fashion fandeck, with 125 new colours to fall in love with – designed in line with short and long range forecasting.

Key colour trends are:

Green remains on the scene

Our renewed respect for nature and strong desire to bring its healing effects to our built forms has made green both popular and useful for reducing stress levels in our designed spaces.

Likely to be the hue that best defines the decade, something that’s rather interesting and unique from a colour forecasting perspective is just how many variations of green are trending at once.

While you’re pretty much free to pick any green you please and still be safely on trend, the hues currently leading the pack primarily fall into three main categories: mid-range nettle and olive greens like Resene Seaweed and Resene Off The Grid, darker forest greens like Resene Top Notch, Resene Rolling Hills and Resene Welcome and paler celery and sage greens like Resene Springtime, Resene Transcend and Resene Wabi Sabi.

Pastels persist

Despite the overwhelming popularity of pastels we’ve been seeing over the past two years, new cooler, crystalline variations, such as Resene White Noise, Resene Contented, Resene Infused, Resene Morning Haze, Resene New Day, feel somewhat refreshing by contrast.

For projects where you need to keep the look grounded, today’s popular pastels best serve as an accent hue – especially as a way of balancing and offsetting some of the bolder and more dramatic trending colours.

Citrus hues squeeze through

During periods of social discomfort and economic downturn, it’s normal for colour trends to take sharper shifts. Instead of seeing the logical progression of a popular hue warming up, cooling down or taking on a new undertone, more drastic changes happen quickly and surprising new hues emerge out of the ether.

Though it can be a challenge to work large swathes into an interior effectively, citrus colours such as Resene Light Fantastic and Resene I Dare You  make tremendously effective feature colours for exterior doors and highlighting unique architectural details.

Statement hues stealing the show

Vibrant Klein blues, rich ultramarines and lighter ceruleans such as Resene Wet N WildResene Aviator, Resene Skylight and Resene Idyllic and the new Resene Beyond the Sea colour palette are also top picks – and these colours already have a foothold in the fashion and décor markets. As these hues demand attention, it’s best to support them with more recessive pairings that leave them space to shine such as soft blacks, duck egg blues, silver greys and lavish reds like Resene Black Sand, Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Aoraki and Resene Incarnadine with a touch of red hot Resene Rudolph.

Red heats up

Although red hasn’t had a prominent place in our colour trend forecasts for nearly five years – with brick reds and terracotta being the notable exceptions – there is plenty of indication that both vibrant show-stopping reds like Resene Roadster and deep purple-tinged reds like Resene Pandemonium will be returning to décor over the next six to twelve months.

Dusted blues are renewed

When discussing colour trends, you can’t deny the perennial popularity of certain hues. Whether dusted, coastal and duck egg blues are recognisably present in the forecast doesn’t mean that they’re not relevant as these classic colours are always going to be client-pleasing choices. However, blues like Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Baring Head, Resene Watermark and Resene Carpe Noctem have also found their place among trending fashion hues – and they have brought a few glassier versions like Resene New Day, Resene Morning Haze and Resene Infused along with them.

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