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As we seek comfort from our homes our penchant for neutrals is taking a warmer path, with tones of chocolate, charcoal and deep taupes becoming first favourites, such as the dusky Resene Rocky Mountain.

We are also seeing a contemporary twist on the recently revived ’70s palettes paired with milky whites such as Resene Double Merino and Resene Milk White.

For those with a love of rich colour, celebrate the complexity of the cocoa-hued Resene Felix and embrace its soulful red and violet base. Layer it with rich terracotta hues like Resene Sunbaked and anchor it with the deep Resene Rebel.

Resene Just Dance has been a popular choice this year and will continue into the summer months. Its gentle blend of mango and apricot pairs effortlessly with the warmer neutrals of the season. Contrast with deep, sophisticated ruby reds such as Resene Smoulder for a decadent approach.

Sage is a beautiful colour to surround yourself with as you seek sanctuary from the heat of the summer sun. Soothing sage hues such as Resene Peace and Resene Secrets pair effortlessly with soft, white-washed timbers, rich coffee browns and silvered greys. Experiment with Resene Paint Effects and create a sage feature wall full of charm and depth. Start with a raw, Resene Resitex base and build up both deep and light shades of sage for an earthy escape.

Sleek and contemporary, wrap your bedroom or living room walls in Resene Fast Forward for a daring statement. Contrast with the regal Resene Cleopatra on a feature door for an inviting approach.

Rebecca Long Resene Colour ConsultantResene Colour Expert Rebecca Long is passionate about the difference colour and paint can make to a home. If you have a paint, colour or wallpaper query, visit your Resene ColorShop for expert advice, or book an appointment with a Resene Colour Expert online.