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Transport yourself to the tropics with these lush wallpaper designs

07 Oct 2020

Fronds, flowers and a soothing air – the pillars of a tropical print are all you need to bring your holiday home. And just as one’s holiday dreams are about quiet relaxation and lashings of luxury, so too should your at-home paradise. Try these flourishing designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, which are brimming with both, for interiors that will whisk you to a new kind of getaway.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 36518-2 looks particularly elegant when paired with a classic white, such as Resene Black White. Complement the pattern using similar hues. Resene Yucca, Resene Half Biscotti, Resene Geneva and Resene Zorba will all bring out the wallpaper’s unique character.

For anyone wanting to incorporate a print that won’t overpower their home’s more neutral palette, Resene Wallpaper Collection 36518-2, available from Resene ColorShops, makes for a thoughtful, elegant choice. Add a plush chair in a colour reminiscent of Resene Black White. Finish flooring in Resene Colorwood Greywash for visual interest while complementing the cool, yellow-green and cream accents of the hibiscus flowers. As an alternative to white, pair with a soft biscuit beige, such as Resene Half Biscotti.


Resene Wallpaper Collection P026-VD2 pairs beautifully with hues like Resene Pukeko, Resene Blumine and Resene Blue Chill. For a stunning look in your bathroom, bring in porcelain, a lightly stained floor in Resene Colorwood Natural, and accents of Resene Alamo and Resene Double Pearl Lusta.

A backdrop of Resene Wallpaper Collection P026-VD2, available from Resene ColorShops, is guaranteed to calm during a bubbly soak. Bring in natural textures and tones like wicker and flooring finished in Resene Colorwood Natural to counterpoise the print’s strong blues, or tie in hints of rich violet Resene Pukeko or turquoise Resene Blue Chill to highlight them further – the sheer variety of the wallpaper’s hues mean that you can confidently go either way.  


Wild and sweeping, Resene Wallpaper Collection P025-VD2 gives the sense of being immersed in the jungle. For contrast and added warmth, bring in accessories in Resene Vintage, Resene Green Meets Blue, Resene Foam, Resene Nero and Resene Soya Bean. 

Sweeping fronds from a fern or palm are a great way to incorporate movement, especially when they’re large in scale. The pattern of Resene Wallpaper Collection P025-VD2, available from Resene ColorShops, is also gently layered, creating added depth. Try with blush hues like Resene Vintage for a warm contrast. Darker tones, too, will reflect some of the wallpaper design’s more defined points – think Resene Nero or Resene Soya Bean.


Resene Wallpaper Collection E384501 is a full-bodied print that adds a certain richness to any room. Highlight its pink notes by painting adjacent walls in Resene New York Pink, Resene Wax Flower or Resene Wafer, then add depth with a velvet sofa in hues like Resene Rustic Red or Resene Blue Night.

There’s something magnetic about Resene Wallpaper Collection E384501, available from Resene ColorShops, which can be put down to both the personality it exudes and the blush tones it keeps. Hero those brilliant pinks by painting neighbouring walls in Resene Wafer, then add soft furnishings like throw pillows and a quilted pouf in hues like Resene Wax Flower or Resene New York Pink. Your space will be decadent.


For gentle aesthetics, incorporate Resene Wallpaper Collection 525434 with Resene Avalanche and fresh trims in Resene Alabaster. The darker combination means that you’ll be able to easily bring in furnishings in white or grey – and they’ll be sure to pop.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 525434, available from Resene ColorShops, offers a subtle point of difference to any dark blue room. Combine with Resene Avalanche for a seamless transition from paint to paper, and make it pop with trims in Resene Alabaster. For your wider palette, we recommend keeping it cool, from sharp greys to stony blues and moments of green, such as Resene Zumthor, Resene Escapade or Resene Sea Green.