Resene Colour Trends

Colour trends can be overwhelming at times. You have to think about the overall look and vibe you want in your home, as well as the personality of the people living there. Whether you’re creating your dream home or presenting a home you’ve renovated, you should know that the right colours can elicit emotional responses and make all the difference in establishing a prevailing atmosphere…and we’ve done the hard work for you!


Trends to expect to see in 2023

  • Wabi Sabi 

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. It’s about celebrating the impermanent and transient, which means accepting what is, not struggling to change it. Its essence is about finding beauty in things we normally find ugly, for example broken objects or cracks in walls. It’s about appreciating the natural world and how it changes over time. It’s about being present, not clinging to things or memories from the past that can’t be changed. And it’s about living in harmony with nature instead of fighting against it. 

When decorating your home in wabi-sabi style, things don’t need to look perfect or pristine it’s okat to have some kind of flaw or mark on it that makes it imperfect but still beautiful in its own way.

  • Colour contrasting 

The future is now, and it’s full of bold colours. If you’re ready to embrace the trend, here are some ways to add it into your home. Vibrant contrasting colours in a home can completely elevate an everyday room into something mood-lifting and remarkable. Bright reds, yellows and oranges are perfect for creating a positive vibe in any space. It’s not just about colour — adding texture is another way to make your updates stand out. For example, adding faux fur rugs or pillows will give your space more depth and texture while adding a pop of colour at the same time!

  • Bringing nature indoors

Nature is a source of inspiration and a beautiful backdrop for your home. Bringing nature indoors with natural colour choices and textures. Having plants inside is a great way to create a connection to the outdoors and add some greenery to your space. The use of natural materials such as wood, stone and other natural elements like crystals and sea glass help create a sense of balance with nature in your home. Using more open floor plans that allow for more light to enter the home gives it an airy feel which evokes feelings of peace and tranquility.

  • Sustainable choices- Paint the town “Green” with Resene

The reduction of VOCs in paint is a major trend for 2023. The use of waterborne coatings has already been adopted by many industries, and the move towards zero-VOC house paints is now gaining popularity. Resene has always been committed to providing you with high quality products that are safe for both you and the environment. 

It is estimated by the Paint Quality Institute that 10% of the ozone depleting substances in the urban United States are a direct result of VOC emissions from surface coatings, including mainly standard household paints. In response to this problem, many manufacturers have started to develop waterborne coatings based on solvents such as water or glycols. Waterborne coatings have several advantages over solvent-based systems such as lower VOC emissions and reduced drying time.

The Resene PaintWise recycling and product stewardship programme is designed to help you recycle unwanted paint and paint packaging. Once you have finished decorating, return your unwanted paint and paint packaging to the Resene PaintWise recycling and product stewardship programme and let us take care of them for you. This helps reduce waste going to landfill and also reduces our environmental footprint.

Today, less than 8% of the decorative paint sold by Resene is solventborne, while the average per litre VOC levels of Resene decorative paint sales have dropped by over 90% since 1980, clearly demonstrating Resene’s commitment to proactively develop and launch environmentally preferable waterborne technologies to the market.- Resene