On trend: wild things

03 Apr 2019

Our instincts are telling us animal looks are making a strong resurgence, but without the tackiness of the over-the-top schemes that were put out to pasture in the mid-90s.

Today’s looks are all about layering on natural textures and graphic patterns. By starting with a palette created with warm and neutral Resene colours, it’s easy to incorporate a bit of Animalia into almost any room without things looking too untamed.

Nood have put together a whole menagerie of fauna-based living spaces with products that are currently available in store or online – and we’ve got you covered with the perfect Resene colours to complement. Check out these wildly inspiring rooms to get ahead of the pack.

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing [email protected].

lounge, living room, green feature wall, green living room, green lounge, green and gold

Animal looks and luxe details seem to go hand-in-hand. While the gilded Beaten Metal Wall Plate, Metal Tiger and the antique brass tops of the Forge Nest Side Tables are certainly eye-catching in contrast to the Resene Mangrove walls with Resene Alabaster trim, it’s the Monkey Play Cushion that really ties the whole look together.

To carry the colours of the cushion even further, try adding accents in Resene Dreamtime, Resene Swiss Caramel, Resene Twisted Sister and Resene Dark Web.

dining room, black feature wall, black and white dining room, resene ironsand, resene merino

This neutral-yet-graphic space is all about the details. The back wall in Resene Triple Merino and the feature wall in Resene Ironsand play perfectly off the colours in the Tribal Geo Linen Wall Art, just as the legs of the Sylvan Dining Table and Bench echo its triangular pattern. The Global Ottoman and the Karoo Cushion each have their own subtle riff off the zebra stripes in the artwork and the gold Crossing Planter Stands reflect its frame.

Two high contrast pairs that would work equally well with this look are Resene Sea Fog with Resene Suits or Resene Quarter Tea with Resene Porter.

lounge, living room, green living room, green lounge, green feature wall, grey and green

This space, with its big and bold Highland Cow Printed Artwork, might have looked a little stark were it not softened by the Resene Triple Merino and Resene Mangrove walls.

To create a look like this that really hits the bulls-eye, play off the silvery grey tones of the Leo Modular Sofa and the Marco Weave Throw with accents in Resene Silver Chalice, Resene Peace, Resene Quarter Baltic Sea and Resene Karaka.

lounge, living room, grey lounge, grey living room, resene archive grey, elephant print

While the warm charcoal fabric of the Immerse 3-Seater Sofa looks great with these Resene Archive Grey walls, the space also lends itself well to soft warm greens, such as Resene Smoothie, Resene Bubble N Squeak or Resene Grey Olive with accents in Resene New Leaf to pick up the colours of the wild grasses and the Elephant Framed Canvas and complement the golden tones of the Organic Coffee Tables and Stash Bookshelf.

lounge, living room, grey living room, grey lounge, grey feature wall, leather couch

Resene Triple Merino and Resene Archive Grey create a cool backdrop, but there is plenty of warmth in this lounge thanks to the cognac-coloured leather of the Danbert Corner Sofa, the textural Forst Jute Rug and the warm wood of the Santiago Sideboard. Their simple rectangular forms set the stage for the Tiger Framed Canvas, the Global Ottomans and the Anika, Kaza and Kelso Cushions to totally steal the show.

To really heat things up, try warmer Resene Rice Cake and Resene Double Ash on the walls then unleash a few in accents of Resene Raging Bull and Resene Wild Thing.

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Resene Alabaster

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Resene Archive Grey

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Resene Double Ash

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Resene Dreamtime

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Resene Grey Olive

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Resene Quarter Tea

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Resene Raging Bull

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Resene Silver Chalice

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Resene Triple Merino

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Resene Twisted Sister

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Resene Archive Grey

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Resene Dreamtime

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Resene Quarter Tea

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Resene Triple Merino

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Resene Twisted Sister

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