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Whites and neutrals fandeck Best together
The new The Range Whites & Neutrals fandeck has been released with everything you need for white or neutral colour schemes. It includes favourites from the last fandeck together with new on trend neutrals and extra variations of popular Resene neutrals; the best of the best of Resene whites and neutrals. We’ve also gathered in popular wood stain and non-skid colours so you have everything you need in one handy fandeck… more
Habitat plus 04 - discover your style Discover your style
Many of us struggle to decide what decorating style we like and want to live with. It’s the reason home and renovation magazines are so popular as we pore over the photographs, searching for a look that resonates, trying to find a like-minded homeowner who has already achieved the look we desire. But with a bit of confidence and good advice, it’s fairly easy for someone to discover their own style. New Habitat plus - discover your style is designed to help decorators find the style that best suits them and then use that to inspire their choices… more
Consumer trusted Consumer trusted
Resene ColorShops have achieved ‘Consumer Trusted’ accreditation, one of a very small number of retailers to have this accreditation. Consumer NZ has reviewed Resene ColorShops and the way we serve our customers covering everything from pricing to training, complaints to warranties, to ensure it meets their stringent standards. What this means is that Resene ColorShops go above and beyond most retail stores to ensure customers enjoy excellent service. Our Resene ColorShops are staffed by knowledgeable trained and friendly staff who can give advice on anything from product and colour choice through to application and clean up after the decorating is done. Find your nearest Resene ColorShop… more
Consumer trusted Where muka meets uhi
Resene has for many years supported the Marae DIY series, which focuses on collaborative effort to protect and rejuvenate Marae buildings. Thanks to Wiremu Puke, Maori ethnographer, seven key traditional Maori hues have now been reproduced in Resene colour in the updated Resene Heritage colour collection with the Traditional Maori Colour Palette... more
Consumer trusted Taking care of metal
Resene GP Metal Primer, a new addition to the Resene product range in late 2014 is a general purpose (GP) primer for exterior and interior metals - steel, galvanised steel and Zincalume. It is ideal over sound metal surfaces and mild to moderately rusted surfaces - both red rust and zinc oxide - or white rust, which occurs on galvanised steel and zinc… more
Resene has won the Kids Décor Silver Award in the recent OHBaby awards Popular vote
Resene has won the Kids Décor Silver Award following a nationwide vote involving thousands of votes cast in the recent OHBaby Awards to find the best children’s products and services. For creative children’s room decorating ideas see the Resene OHBaby projects on this website… more
Paint colour trends for 2015-2016 Paint colour trends for 2015-2016
The Range fashion colours 16 has been released with the latest on trend paint colours and favourite Resene colours. The trends have come around to perennial favourites – deep blue reds, the striking tone of black and near black, the soothing restfulness of duck egg blue and greyed blues and the bold pops of orange and yellow to add a touch of upbeat liveliness. Remember your childhood… that playful streak… more
Resene WallPrint Design your own wallpaper
Can’t find the right mural or wallpaper to suit your decorating plans? Create your own wallpaper, using Resene WallPrint. Simply upload your high quality photo (a holiday destination, family photo or artful composition) or choose from a gallery of images then adjust the scaling to create a perfectly sized feature wall. Once you’ve finished your design, Resene WallPrint is printed onto wallpaper. Each strip is numbered so simply paste the wall, hang the wallpaper and enjoy your one-of-a-kind wall… more
Resene Habitat 21 magazine Fresh inspiration
The latest Habitat magazine – issue 21 - from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. It’s coloured by Resene, but it’s not just about painting. It covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment – from the smallest to the largest projects. View online
Resene Forester Timber like
Resene Forester is a semi-transparent film forming timber stain effect finish based on a tough 100% acrylic resin to ensure maximum durability in all exposed conditions. It imparts a natural low sheen look that is fully washable. Use on preprimed wood grain effect substrates instead of a paint finish to accentuate the timber grain effect. Available in a range of colours from the popular Resene Exterior Stains collection, including CoolColour™ variants… more
Resene partners with Nuevo Technology Resene partners with Nuevo Technology
New Zealand paint manufacturer, Resene, has taken an equity position in the Houston-based technology company, Noel Group Inc. – a group whose New Zealand connections extend back many years. Central to this move is the establishment of a joint venture with Nuevo Technology Ltd, a clean tech R&D engineering company located at Callaghan Innovation’s Wellington campus and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Noel Group Inc... more
Habitat plus – 1 look 4 ways for interiors 1 look 4 ways… for interiors
Many of us have agonised over colour charts, tried out some testpots and are still stuck as to which colours to choose. New Habitat plus – 1 look 4 ways for interiors shows how different styles of interiors look in various colour schemes. We’ve taken an existing room, then virtually painted it with alternative schemes to show you the difference that paint colours can make. . It’s the ideal way to see how you can change a space through colour choices… more
Protect your concrete benchtop or floor with Resene Concrete Wax Keeping concrete looking good
Concrete benchtops and floors look superb when first installed. But often after some wear and tear, dust and dirt starts getting entrained into the surface and it can be near impossible getting the surface truly clean again. Protect your concrete benchtop or floor with Resene Concrete Wax, a tough waterborne satin glaze that is quick and easy to apply… more
Visit the new habitat by Resene website The home of inspiration
Nearly four years and 180+ email newsletters on, the Habitat website is the largest collection of local home projects with details on their paintwork so you can recreate the look. And now we have a new look Habitat website to help inspire home colour choices. The new look website,, includes a handy search feature so you can look for photos by room type and colour and a personalised Look Book option so you can set up your own look… more
resene has won the Most Trusted Paint Brand for the third year running Most trusted once more
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the third year running. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome your feedback – simply email us or fill out the contact form on our website.
Resene Walk-on is a satin general purpose flooring and paving paint One to walk on
Giving steps and porches a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the overall look of your entranceway. Simply wash down the existing coating, remove any loose flaking material, prime or seal if needed and recoat using two coats of Resene Walk-on. Resene Walk-on is a satin general purpose flooring and paving paint, based on tough acrylic resins to give maximum durability and abrasion resistance in a single pack finish… more
The Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart has been updated Walking on colour
The Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart has been updated to include the new Resene Walk-on product range as well as the existing Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path, Resene Concrete Stain and other trafficable area options. View online or order your free copy.
Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint Colour underfoot
Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path is a popular option where a non-slip finish is required inside or out. The finish has a comfortable grit texture to give feet and shoes something to grip onto, reducing the risk of accident no matter what the weather. And to make it easier to make your colour choice, Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path now comes in handy Resene 55ml Testpots so you can try out the colours for yourself. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers. Click to view the colour range in the Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart.
The newly updated Resene Summit Roof chart Roof refurb
Greys and earthy tones are perennial favourites for roofing colour finishes. Reflecting this trend, the newly updated Resene Summit Roof chart includes previous favourites and new hues with a selection of colours matched to popular COLORBOND® and COLORSTEEL® colours… more
Resene Concrete Clear is a tough waterborne glaze for use on concrete and brick surfaces Clearly for concrete
While concrete walls and surfaces are durable, they can be very tricky to keep clean. Small contaminants tend to get entrained into the surface of the concrete and can be difficult, if not impossible, to clean. Resene Concrete Clear is a tough waterborne glaze for use on concrete and brick surfaces. It enhances the colour and natural beauty of concrete, brick and stone and provides a thin protective layer… more
Resene Clearcoat UVS Keeping bright colours bright
Bright colours used outside are prone to fading in the harsh sun. Protect these more vulnerable colours with Resene Clearcoat UVS, a gloss clear finish based on a unique waterborne emulsion for ease of application and maximum life over prepainted surfaces. It has been formulated with U.V. absorbers to filter out harmful U.V. light, protecting the paint system beneath… more
Resene top 20 paint colours for 2014

Top of the pots
Customers are often looking for a quick colour option so knowing the most popular colour means you can choose colours you know will stand the test of time. It seems whites and neutrals always fill our top 20 list, but even within those hues there are still constant movements. We’ve seen green edged creams grow in popularity, with three variations of Resene Thorndon Cream now in the top 20. Blackened whites also leap up the list. See the Resene top 20 released in 2014… more

Resene BigColour is a large A2 sized paint swatch See more with BigColour
Colour perception is affected by many factors, including the size of the sample viewed. Generally the bigger the sample, the easier it is to distinguish the colour. That’s why we recommend using all of a Resene testpot on an A2 card to view the true colour. To make this even easier, for the most popular Resene colours, we have created Resene BigColour, a large A2 sized paint swatch… just like a drawdown except it’s around four times larger… more
Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat are moving to a new varishade colour system to provide the right basecoat for any shade. Undercoats to suit
For a consistent undercoat solution from solventborne to waterborne, Resene undercoats - Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat - are moving to a new varishade colour system to provide the right basecoat for any shade. This helps provide the chosen topcoat with enhanced obliteration. Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat are both moving to a white and varishade tone… more
Wintergrade range of Resene paints Wintergrade wins over weather
Everyday paints aren’t designed for use in very cold conditions. Standard waterborne paint can’t form a proper film at low cold temperatures as the acrylic base needs some warmth to make the particles soft enough to stick together. Unless the paint is based on wintergrade technology, a paint film dried in the cold can crack and even just dry to a powder. To help you keep painting through winter, Resene will again have its wintergrade range of paint available… more
The hottest trends in curtain fabrics for 2014 On trend for curtains
Old meets new, minimalism meets drama and handmade meets technology. Large-scale florals, bold prints, metallics and eco-friendly fabrics are the hottest trends in curtaining for 2014. Bold florals cater to traditional tastes while stylised patterns offer youthful energy. Fabrics glow with a subtle sheen, and earthy natural textiles combine with metallic elements to provide a contemporary feel… more
Habitat 20 magazine has a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration focusing on bold colours Patchwork meets black & white
The latest Habitat magazine from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. Issue 20 focuses on bold colours to see us through winter, plus lots of home decorating tips and ideas. Handy for you to keep up with the latest decorating trends and as inspiration. Issues of Resene Habitat and the Habitat plus collection are available for viewing on the Resene website… more
Enter your mural in the Resene Mural Masterpieces 2014 Paint the town and be in to win
The Resene Mural Masterpieces 2014 is open for entry. Entry is easy – simply register your entry details online at or drop into your local Resene ColorShop and pick up a Mural Masterpieces Competition registration form. Gather together your favourite community group, school children or tackle a mural yourself. Entry is open to all ages and all mural types, so get your creative juices and paintbrushes fired up. Entries close 12 November 2014. Open to murals in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Register online.
Enter the Resene Total Colour Awards 2014 Win a colourful award
We’re on the hunt for creative and colourful projects finished in Resene paints and colours in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Have you completed a project with creative and excellent use of Resene colour? Then make sure you enter it into the Resene Total Colour Awards 2014. Get your entry form online.
A new exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery - Modern Paints - art history Paint past
A new exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery, Modern Paints Aotearoa, examines the relationship between artistic innovation and painting materials during a lively period in New Zealand art history. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, artists adopted a change in approach to painting which was linked to an exploration of synthetic paints and their unexpected manipulation in the hands of artists. The research that formed the basis of the concept for this exhibition began 14 years ago… more
The Color Run sees runners looking like they’ve been struck by a rainbow Running colour
Inspired by paint parties and the Holi Festival, The Color Run sees runners looking like they’ve been struck by a rainbow after having been doused with a different brightly coloured powder at every kilometre mark. Resene was the official Colour of The Color Run NZ and made the most of the events to splash some colour around… more
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