How to create a clean, crisp, contemporary space using Resene’s neutral palette

When filling your interior with modern accents and sculptural furnishings, be sure to lay the right foundations first. Here, as always, we turn to Resene’s vast and varied range to uncover the colour palette best suited to a clean, contemporary space. 

While bold, monochromatic colours are certainly having a moment in interiors, never underestimate the power of a simple, neutral palette. Able to brighten a low-lit space or breathe life back into any interior that needs it, using paint in these tones will not only bring a subtle depth and dimension to a space, but is the perfect way to lay foundations for contemporary interior details to shine.


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Brokis Lightline Lamp
from ECC
LC1 Limited Edition Armchair
from Matisse
Bell Side Tables
from Matisse
Tom Dixon S-Chair
from Matisse

Here is an example of how Resene’s white and neutral shades can be strategically deployed to offer the kind of backdrop that will make your furniture stand out. Using a combination of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kinship on the main wall, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Sea Fog on the back wall, and Resene Lustacryl Stepping Stone on the floor, stylist Amber Armitage has harnessed the power of Resene paint to expertly demonstrate the impact of a crisp, neutral palette in action.

Clean Canvas Resene
Kigi Table
from ecc
Stories of Italy
Tempo Goblets
from Faradays
Pumpkin Alcantara Floorstock
from Ligne Roset
Loewe Flamenco Clutch
from Faradays

In seeking to recreate this look at home, we suggest starting with tones like Resene Sea Fog, Tiri, Concrete and Half Tuna to create a space that is crisp, cool and contemporary.

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