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Instrumental to the creation of this palette, Haymes Paint Colour and Concept Manager, Wendy Rennie, says — “Our new colour library is influenced by Australia’s slow rekindling after what has been an unimaginable time.”
Wendy rightly points out that our homes right now play a multi-faceted role. Not only are they spaces we retreat to, “our homes need to offer everything we could once find externally through travel for escape, work for our professional outlets and outings for social gatherings,” she says. “The expectations on our homes are greater than ever before — they are our ‘lifestyle’ and it is this focus on achieving everything we can to live our best life that is driving the uptick in home improvements across the board.”
A set of three unique palettes from Haymes — Game Changer, In the Moment and Clearview — encourage us to shake up the status quo while maintaining a sense of wellbeing and calm throughout our interiors.
The range features hues that combine the notions of strength and change. These concepts evoke passion and a sense of drive to embrace new opportunities as we emerge to new experiences and realise the true essence of what it means to be alive.
“This latest forecast offers three unique ways of infusing colour and design that can talk to the sentiments right now, whether it’s a need for security and comfort, fun and optimism or a staycation — all three of our themes are covered in the Haymes Paint Colour Library Awakening Vol 15,” explains Wendy.
Game Changer palette. On walls Haymes Artisan, Matte Polish, Alabaster Shimmer.
Game Changer palette. Right wall: Haymes Sunset Pink. Elsewhere: Haymes Faded Blue.
The Game Changer palette is conceived to encapsulate our newfound freedom to be ourselves and challenge everything, underlined by a playful vibrancy and fresh optimism.
Powdered blue, shades of sunset pinks, aqua greens, and mustard yellows bring a sense of fun and lively energy into our homes. Game Changer encourages us to break free from the limitations that have constricted our creativity and find the courage and drive to be truly free and original.
In The Moment palette, featuring Haymes Fuzzy. Photography by Martina Gemmola.
In The Moment palette. Base: Haymes Artisan Surface Industrial, Chalk Clay. Top Coat: Haymes Artisan Scumble Wash, Coconut Grove.
In The Moment palette, featuring Haymes Sand Hazey.
IN THE MOMENT
A fresh take on the Australian landscape, the In the Moment palette features an array of varying shades of rust, earthy browns, burnt oranges, and organic neutrals to promote a sense of groundedness. The array of tones reminds us to find value in what we have already around us. Using layers and tactility, we can create spaces within our homes that reinforce a sense of security.
Our surroundings are unequivocally linked to our well-being. It is the details of the things we love that provide us with the strength to face the new normal, by creating a home that is connected to the essence of the Australian landscape with a robust aesthetic.
Clear View palette, featuring Haymes Classic Grey 1.
Clearview represents the idealised tree change, sea change ideal, and everything in between. Whether it’s an aesthetic we can now adapt to perfect the ideal style and feel, or a true location change, this palette brings these concepts to life.
Its colours range from deep tones of ink blues and dark forest greens to light greys and powder blues. The new normal is to look for ways to promote idealism and to live in a way that is reflected in our day-to-day lifestyle, the core of what makes us feel the most fulfilled. Clearview enables us to create an everyday feeling of harmony, as we live more aware and in sync with what it is that genuinely aligns with our core values.
Established in 1935, Haymes is a family-owned business that’s maintained its head office and manufacturing in the same town where it all began — Ballarat — a decision that’s been instrumental in providing employment and growth to the local community. The family-owned business has built its enviable reputation with quality products and services, diversified to include a large range of surface coatings and accessories for residential and commercial projects. For more information on Haymes’ Awakening, visit
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