Colourful terrain

From the mountains to the sea, the world around us provides a wealth of colour inspiration. Here our stylists translate their favourite nature-inspired palettes into new looks for living spaces.


The inspiration I have always found nature to be a brilliant source of inspiration, and on my latest adventure to Tongariro National Park I was struck by the intense hues of the aptly named rusty rocks. The dried-out volcanic rock tone of Resene Baroque featured as my wall base here, with Resene Ayers Rock – a tone reminiscent of the rich sediment – as one of my feature colours, along with the lichen tones of Resene Pendragon. Resene Half Trojan grounded the room in a dark rocky grey. I picked up hints of Resene Quarter Napa in the floor rug that echoes the tones of the soft russets – and the deep Resene Desperado matched the dried flower arrangement.


the look Resene Baroque (wall); Resene Ayers Rock (wall block); Resene Pendragon (wall stripe); Resene Half Trojan (floor), Markantoina dried arrangement and vase, $POA, Tom Dixon Bash vessel (small), $425, Best console table, $1949, Max-Beam stool by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Kartell, $495, Temuka bowl, stylist’s own. Indian kilim rug, $845, Harp chair, $2650, Icelandic sheepskin, $498, Mustard cotton velvet cushion cover, $44.90, Douglas and Bec Line floor lamp, $1325,

By Gem Adams

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