Resene / Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards competition


Have you recently decorated a home with Resene paints?
If so, you could be a winner.

Resene and Your Home & Garden are on the lookout for the most stunning interior or exterior colour scheme created with Resene paints to be featured in Your Home & Garden magazine.

Monthly winners win $250 of Resene paint vouchers and the grand winner $5000 cash!

Entries are now open – make sure you get yours in by 5 January 2016. The earlier the better as the earlier your entry is in the more chances you have to be the monthly winner.

View previous winning entries below. You will need Acrobat Reader to read the stories.

Resene / Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards winners:

 
An impersonal white-on-white house has been transformed with small amounts of well chosen colour Grand winner 2014/15 - Gemma Burrows
Wellingtonian Gemma Burrows has used a kaleidoscope of colour in small doses throughout her once all-white home. The previously white-on-white colour scheme of Gemma's Wellington home was never going to last long with a self-confessed colour-lover living there. She bought the home in July last year, sold on its modern, open-plan design but the decor was impersonal and bland. She set about painting the house little by little, adding geometric and colour-blocking detail to all areas of the house... more
A basement garage is transformed into a funky family room April 2015 winner – Ashley Gillham
Ashley Gillham transformed what was once the garage of his two-storey Kumeu house into a funky family space for him and son Malachy, 6. Upstairs is rented out while downstairs “there isn’t the slightest indication that cars were once parked here”, says Ashley. A huge fan of art deco, Ashley consulted with Kelly Gammie from Eucalyptus Design to help him refine his colour choice and to reflect this era. A painted arrow has been repeated in every room… more
Resene Colour Home Awards March 2015 winner March 2015 winner – Melanie Wilson
Melanie Wilson was tired of looking at beige interiors after a bout of house hunting, so when she purchased this ex-state house in New Plymouth, she set about enlivening it with colour. “I love colour – both bright and bold and softer tones.” Melanie painted the geometric design above the kitchen splashback by randomly placing painter’s tape until she was happy with the design and filling in the sections with Resene… more
February 2015 winner of the Resene Colour Home awards February 2015 winner - Robert and Diane Sutton
Robert Sutton didn’t tell his wife Diane that he was entering their Renwick, Marlborough home into the Resene Colour Home Awards, stating in his entry: “I am sending this in to surprise my wife Diane who I think has done an amazing job of transforming our B&B with two new coats of Resene paint.” Diane was understandably “very excited and proud” to discover she was a finalist. Diane painted the 1929 bungalow herself, using Resene Trojan from the Resene CoolColour™ range, which reflects heat and remains cooler in summer conditions… more
January 2015 winner - Gemma Burrows January 2015 winner - Gemma Burrows
Gemma Burrows couldn’t wait to transform the plain, impersonal white walls of her Wellington home. “I like bright colours,” says Gemma, “which you can tell by looking at my clothes and lipstick on any given day!” After scanning Pinterest for inspiration, she decided on a geometric theme that would inject colour and complement her extensive art collection and furniture. The fireplace was reinvented with a square of Resene Bright Spark and a thin line of Resene Bombshell to “give it some edge”… more
December 2014 winner December 2014 winner – Renee and Bryan Lawrence
Rennee Lawrence and her husband Bryan renovated their kitchen in Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, on a tight budget and are thrilled with the results. They chose dark shades to contrast with crisp white and bright red accents, with Resene Blackjack on the dining room wall and Resene Blackboard Paint in the kitchen. The floors, walls and kitchen table were treated to coats of Resene Black White. The pièce de résistance is the set of 1940s cabinets… more
November 2014 winner November 2014 winner - Marlene Handl
With an overseas student coming to stay, Marlene Handl wanted to create a relaxing and restful guest bedroom in her Mission Bay, Auckland home. The formerly black walls made for a dark and gloomy space, so Marlene and her husband repainted the entire room in Resene Karen Walker Foggy Grey and Resene Alabaster for a fresh palette that beautifully reflects natural light. Marlene also looked to nature for inspiration… more
Grand winner 2013/14 – Debra Yearsley Grand winner 2013/14 – Debra Yearsley
When Debra Yearsley and her husband Adam bought their 1988 “Miami Vice-style” home in July 2012 it was crying out for colour. The art deco house in Auckland’s St Heliers features an eight metre-high atrium, with dramatic curved walls and split levels, which Debra saw as unpainted surfaces ripe for a colourful makeover. She chose an eclectic range of Resene paints to decorate her home, teamed with mid-century furniture. “Colour is a must,” she says… more
March 2014 winner – Pippa Jinks March 2014 winner – Pippa Jinks
It’s hard not to smile when you spot the rainbow stairs in Pippa Jinks’ Birkenhead, Auckland home. “People are always positive about them,” says Pippa. “The funniest comment was from a six-year-old friend of my children (Luka, 10, and Pearl, 7), whose face was a picture of happiness when he saw the stairs, but then he looked serious and told me earnestly that I had done it wrong, because rainbows don’t have pink in them… more
February 2014 winner Resene Your Home & Garden competition February 2014 winner - Noelene Rachinger and Alan Blackman
Noelene Rachinger and Alan Blackman recently set about painting their entire St Heliers, Auckland home in a range of Resene colours. They drew inspiration from their bold furnishings and artwork, repeating splashes of red, in the bar stools and bedlinen, throughout the house. They kept the look classic in the downstairs living room and kitchen, painted in Resene Rakaia, echoed by the exterior of the home in Resene Chicago and Resene Half Alabaster, creating seamless flow from inside to out… more
January 2014 winner of the Resene Colour Home  Awards January 2014 winner - Michelle Burns
The aptly named Resene Tweet on the cabinetry of this Christchurch home caused “much twittering at the factory when it was applied”, says homeowner Michelle Burns. Her bold colour scheme was chosen to complement the mid-century feel of the 1968 home. “We achieved this by incorporating rimu into the island cabinetry and bringing the gorgeous Resene Grasscloth wallpaper into the scheme”… more
December 2013 winner's Art Deco home December 2013 winner - Kim Quartermain
Kim Quartermain says it’s been an “exciting journey” deciding on a colour scheme for her art deco home in Karori, Wellington. It began in February 2011 with a visit to Napier’s Art Deco Weekend for inspiration. After much deliberation she settled on Resene Buttery White for the exterior walls and Resene Deco for the trim. “I made sure to complement the surrounding houses while keeping with the art deco heritage and status of the property”… more
November 2013 winner November 2013 winner - Debra Yearsley
A home office doesn't have to be stuffy and boring. Take inspiration from the bold colour combo Debra Yearsley dreamed up for the work space in her Auckland home. She wanted it to be bright, vibrant and mentally stimulating. "My office was cold and uninviting. It needed hotting up with a warm colour. Resene Smitten is a gorgeous fuchsia that makes me smile every time I enter the room," she says. The starting point for Debra's colour scheme was the floral rug she bought on Trade Me... more
Grand Winner 2012/2013 Grand winner 2012/2013 - Amiria Kiddle
Bold colour reigns supreme in this retro-feel home in Havelock North. The interior colour scheme, designed by architectural designer Amiria Kiddle for the home of her parents Ian and Winifred Kiddle, was chosen from the Resene Style Pasifika range. "Colour is such a personal thing. What I like about this home is that the Kiddles have not shied away from using strong colours," says Leanne... more
1909 farmhouse in Marlborough January 2013 winner - Jo and John Blue
Jo and John Blue bought this 1909 farmhouse in Marlborough’s picturesque Awatere Valley in 2004. After several years living with its plain white exterior, they took the plunge and painted it with a striking combination of Resene CoolColour™ Midnight Express and Resene Half Pearl Lusta. “The colour choice is a fantastic success,” says Jo… more
a bedroom in a gender-neutral mix of aqua and pink December 2012 winner - Heather Cheer
Heather Cheer loves stripes and toyed with the idea of a colourful feature wall for years before making it a reality. “I saw some tips on how to achieve a sharp paint line on a UK TV show and I’ve wanted to create my own striped wall ever since,” says Heather. There was an even more poignant reason to paint a bedroom in a gender-neutral mix of aqua and pink – Heather and her husband Matthew Cheer are thrilled to have been officially selected to adopt a child. “We set about creating a unique colour scheme… more
November 2012 winner November 2012 winner - Amiria Kiddle
Ian, Winifred and daughter Amiria Kiddle's vibrant Havelock North home showcases a range of Pasifika-inspired shades from the Resene Style Pasifika collection. They drew inspiration for their decor from the work of the home's original architect, the late John Scott, whose designs were bold, original and distinctly New Zealand. "We chose Resene 'Red Frangipani' and Resene 'Orange Wood' for the kitchen and dining room," says Amiria... more
A peaceful kitchen colour scheme October 2012 winner - Sera Solomon
When it came to choosing a paint shade for her Lower Hutt kitchen, Sera Soloman knew exactly what she wanted: peace and serenity. "I wanted a place where the traumas of day-to-day life would disperse," says Sera, "where family would eat, talk, love and laugh - but overall a place of peace. "To achieve this, my husband Chris and I needed a clean, subtle colour scheme, which I found in Resene 'Robins Egg Blue'. For me, the softness and calm of this colour... more
Resene Colour Home Awards September 2012 winner September 2012 winner - Michele Powles and James Winton
It's not unusual for visitors to Michele Powles and James Winton's home to mistake the striped wall in their kitchen for expensive designer wallpaper. In fact, the clever colour combo is the handiwork of Michele, who knew exactly the look she was after. "I went to a Resene ColorShop and started playing around with the different coloured card paint samples," she says. "It took me about half an hour to choose the colours... more
Grand winner 2011/2012 Resene your Home and Garden award Grand winner 2011/2012 - Cheryl and Phil Johnston
Cheryl Johnston and her husband Phil are the winners of this year's award for their beautiful grey colour scheme. A transformation to their century-old villa in Cambridge in 2010 prompted a subtle colour change. They added a new ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and study off a bedroom at the back of the house, plus a separate garage, carport and a cottage.Cheryl took her time getting the right shades of grey and white, and discovered that perfecting a lighter palette can be even trickier thanworking with bright and bold shades. "There were hundreds of shades to choose from," says Cheryl... more
Resene Colour Home Awards winner February 2012 February 2012 winner - Cheryl Johnston
After three years spent dreaming about it, Cheryl Johnston and her husband Phil finally embarked on 12 months of redecorating to transform their century-old villa in Cambridge. Cheryl took her time selecting just the right shades of grey and white. “I had visions of what I wanted, but with hundreds of shades to choose from, I purchased a lot of Resene testpots to narrow down the options to the ideal few!” she says. Perfecting a lighter palette can be tricky... more
YHG Resene Colour Home Awards January 2012 winner - David and Lian Bruce
David and Lian Bruce of Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty were lucky enough to design and build their own home four years ago. When it came to the interior they set about livening it up with vibrant paint colours. Every room of the house has been painted in a different shade. The wall in the lounge was originally painted in Resene Hot Chile, but when spring arrived Lian wanted something more cheerful and decided to paint it Resene Clockwork Orange... more
Colour Home Awards December 2011 winner December 2011 winner - Sacha Lees
Anticipating the arrival of her second child, Wellington’s Sacha Lees created a fun space that her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Lupita Taylor could call her own. Lupita wanted a purple bedroom, for which Sacha used Resene Innuendo on two walls and Resene Quarter Napa on the others. For the stunning branch mural, Sacha drew an outline in pencil, then painted it with Resene Quarter Napa for the branch, Resene Smoky Green for the large leaves... more
Colour Home Awards November 2011 winner November 2011 winner - Claire and Ross Giblin
Claire and Ross Giblin of Porirua, Wellington, transformed a dated kitchen into a sunny multi-coloured delight within their 1960s home. The couple added a playful yet subtle element to their kitchen decor by using colour here and there. To accentuate the new pine plywood cabinetry they chose Resene Flashback, Resene Alibi and Resene Moonbeam, while the wood grain was showcased... more
October 2011 winner - Richard and Raphaella Carver October 2011 winner - Richard and Raphaella Carver
Located beside the Waimea Estuary in Nelson, colour has been used confidently in this modern family home. Richard and Raphaella Carver used splashes of colour to highlight the architecture of their new home. These include a vibrant blue feature wall in Resene Bowie in the living area and Resene Afterburner in the home office. Other walls and ceilings are painted Resene Merino using Resene SpaceCote... more

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