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plusColouryourhomewithcolourconnection ContributingphotographersDanielAllenEmilyAndrewsJeBassTonyBrownjohnTimCuNicolaEdmondsRossiGannonMarkHeaslipJulietNicholasToakiOkanoFrancesOliverSallyTaggNickTressiderTimWhittaker.CoverReseneWhizzBangwallsReseneAprilSuntableReseneOutrageousoor.PhotographbyNickTressider.ReseneAprilSunSomeproductsorservicesmaynotbeoeredinyourareaorcountry.PleasecheckwithyourlocalReseneColorShoporreselleroravailability.MostReseneproductscanbeorderedinonrequestthoughleadtimesandminimumorderquantitiesmayapply.Coloursareascloseastheprintingprocessallows.AlwaystryaResenetestpotorviewaphysicalcoloursamplebeoremakingyourfnalchoice.ThecontentsohabitatplusarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyormwithoutthewrittenpermissionoResene.OpinionsexpressedinhabitatplusarenotnecessarilythoseoReseneorthepublisherTangibleMedia.Noresponsibilityisacceptedortheauthorssuggestionsorconclusionsororanyerrorsoromissions.Copyright2013ResenePaintsLtd.ISSN1176-8010ReseneWhizzBang welcomeAtReseneourfrstlovemaybepaintbutoursecondhastobecolour.Gloriouscolour.Fordecadeswehaveocusedonhelpingyoudiscoverandusecolouroryourdecoratingprojects.Weregularlycollateandlaunchashioncolourandecksandpalettesaswellasupdatetheever-popularReseneTheRangeWhitesNeutralscollection.Wepublishhabitatmagazineandthehabitatoftheweekemailnewsletterstoinspireyouandwehavemanyresourcestohelpyouchooseexactlytherightcoloursoryourhome.AtourReseneColorShopsyoullfndcolourandtechnicalconsultantscolourcardsandtestpotsoryoutotry.Andwerounditalloutwithexclusivecollectionsowallpapersandcurtainabrics.Ourlatestoeringtohelpyouinyourcolourquestisthisourhabitatplusbookdevotedtocolourromthemostvibrantredsandyellowstosoothingneutralsandmoodyblack.Wehaveplentyoexamplesaswellasgreatadvice.Soturnthepagebeinspiredandhaveunwithcolour.EnjoyTheReseneandhabitatteamsReseneNeroReseneHive ReseneGenevacontents4iseered6thinkpink8optimisticenergeticorange10helloyellow12greenbranchesout14shadesofthesea16whybeblue2662 18thepowerofpurple20therightwhite22middleearth24meetthesuperneutrals26justcallitchocolate28howgreatisgrey30blackmagic221210 Itsnotjustafashionthingthecolourredseemstobeaperennialavouriteatthisendotheworld.Maybeitsthesaturatedstrongqualityoourlightorthebrightlyoweringpohutukawaandwattletreestowhichwevegrownsoattached.Wehappilywearpaintourwallsdriveinandaccessoriseourhouseswithred.InactResenePohutukawaisahugelypopularpaintblazingorontdoorskitchencabinetsandwallsthroughouttheland.Forsuchastrongcolourredcomesinmanymanyvarietiesrommagentawithitspinkundertonesthroughtodeepox-blood.Itsahueassociatedwithpassionenergyandahealthyappetite.PalebrightredlikeReseneCandyFlossisallaboutromanticlovebutswitchtoasaturatedtrueredlikeReseneHavocanditbecomesmorewellerotic.BewareAlthoughitsapassionatecolourbewareousingtoomuchredinthebedroomitcouldincreaseyourpulserateandstopyougettingagoodnightssleep.Theiseeredbestoptionmightbetohaveitasastatementwallbehindthebedsoyoullseeandenjoythecolourwhenyoureintheroombutitwontbeoverpowering.Redalsorepresentsthepassionoangerandwarandisotenseeninuniormsandnationalags.Itsahighlyvisiblecolourusedinstopsignsonfreenginesandalsoinadvertisingtoattractattentionandstimulateyoursenses.AddmoreblacktoredlikeReseneDynamiteanditbecomessophisticatedandmellowreminiscentoredwinevelvetcurtainsandOrientalrugs.Addwhiteandocourseitbecomespink.Ininteriorsredhasotenbeenusedasaeaturewallabackdropostrongcolouratoneendoaroom.Itsagoodsolutionorthosewhofndredtoooverpoweringonalltheirwalls.Redistraditionallyusedinareaswhereoodiseaten.Itstimulatesappetitesorestaurantsloveitandathomewecandothesameinourdiningrooms.ClockwisefromtopReseneFlameRedeaturewallwithotherwallsinReseneGallerydesignedbyarchitectDanielMarshall.ReseneSensualRedkitchenwithwallsinReseneHalPerectTaupeandtrimsinReseneEighthThorndonCreamdesignedbykitchenarchitectToniRoberts.ReseneRaspberrydiningroom.ResenePohutukawalibrarynookwithReseneQuarterLemonGrasswallsintheoregrounddesignedbyEddieVanUden.ReseneBrightRedReseneDynamiteReseneCandyFlossReseneHavoc4 didyouknowThataredwallaroundafreplaceoronachimneybreastgivesaeelingowarmthevenithefresnotlitandaredrontdoororentrancelendsaeelingoluxuryandopulenceReseneFlameRedResenePohutukawaReseneRaspberryReseneSensualRed5 Pinkisafairlypolarisingcolouryoutendtoeitherloveitorhateit.Itsalsoconsideredextremelygirly.Butitsacolourthatissneakingitswayoutothebabysnursery.Subtleuseopinkcanbringwarmthandrosinesstoaroom.Usedinmoderationpinkisanuplitingcolour.Butusedtoomuchanditcanbecomesickly.Paintingaeaturewallorapieceournitureisagreatwaytoembracethecolourandsuitsthecurrentashionorvintageinteriors.Cushionswallpaperandrugsaredevicestoweaveinpinktoneswithoutgoingoverboard.Iyourestillwaryocommittingtopinkstartwithfowersanarrangementislesslikelytoappeartoogirlyorgaudyandgivesyouachancetodecideiyoulikethecolourinyourhome.FrombubblegumtomagentaPinkisahugelyvariedcolourrompalestroseandnudeblushthroughbubblegumandcrimsontoscreaminghotthinkpinkpink.ItalsocarriesawidespectrumoconnotationspalepinklikeReseneCupiddenotespurestgirlyprettinesswhilehotpinklikeReseneDiscoshoutsoutgaudyandpassionate.Thein-betweenpinkslikeReseneViolaareyouthulandun.IntheWesternworldthiscoloursuggestseminineenergyromanceandlove.Iyouteampinkwithlighterneutralsyouwillachieveasotermoreromanticvibewhiledarkercombinationscanmakepinkappearmoredramatic.PalepinkslikeReseneCornfowerarecalmingsomeprisoninteriorsarepaintedpinkorthisveryreasonwhiledeepershadesaremorelikeredbecausetheygettheheartracing.Whenlightrefectsopinkwallsitmakesyoulookrosyandhealthycheaperthanahigh-techacecreamInactearly-20th-centurydesignersusedtolinelampshadesinpinksilktocastapinkglowandwarmupawomansacemakingherlookyounger.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneLipstickwalls.ResenePotPourribedroom.ReseneGeraldinewallswithResenePauabath.ReseneSmittenstudydesignedbyDebraYearsley.ReseneDiscoResenePaleRoseReseneLipstickResenePotPourriReseneSmittenReseneGeraldine6 pinkpartnersIyouwanttousepinkbutdontwanttooverdoitherearesomegoodcolourcombosPinkandgreengoparticularlywelltogether.TrypaleeggshellpinkwithpaleapplegreenCandypinkandblackorcharcoalormid-pinkandwhitePinkandgoldforalusciouslookPinkandturquoiseforaMoroccantwistPinkandotherwarmshadeslikeyellowandtangerineorsummeryappealReseneViolaReseneCupidReseneCornfower7 trythesecolourcombosBurntorangeandtealforasophisticatedtakeonaretroschemeOrangeandcharcoalforurbanedginessPalepumpkinandicyblueBrightorangeandhotpinkforsomethingracyandfunAtwo-toneorangeschemeofsoftgoldenorangeanddeepgingeryorangeTerracottaandrusttonesforrusticItalian-styleinteriorsReseneOutrageousResenePorsche8 Happyfunsassyplayfuloptimisticandenergetic.Orangeissuchanirrepressiblycheerulcolourthatitmakesmostoussmile.Somepeoplearenotsokeenonitsin-your-aceexuberancebutorangeasaninteriorcolourhasbeeninthegoodbooksorawhilenowparticularlyinitscleartrueormlikeReseneHyperactiveortheslightlyburntversionslikeReseneVesuvius.Becauseorangeissuchastrongcolourithasotenbeenreservedoruseasanaccentoreaturewallsandsplashbacks.Buttherearemanywaystoincludeitsbrightnessinyourhome.FrompeachtopumpkinOrangeisahugelyadaptablecolouritstartsatsotpeachthenrangesthroughcoralmelontocarrotthengoesontodeepershadesoterracottaandrust.Ittranscendstheseasonstoo.InitspalebrightormlikeReseneKoromikoitsapeppyspringandsummershadebutturnitpumpkinlikeResenePorscheorrustlikeReseneFireanditbecomesquiteautumnalandwintry.Orangelooksgreatwithallormsoblueturquoisetealice-bluetrueblueslateblueasbluesitsoppositeoptimisticorangeenergeticorangeonthecolourwheel.Aswithanyschemebasedontheuseocomplementarycoloursmakesureyougetthesaturationandbalanceocoloursright.Orangehasacoolretroappealthatgoeswithmid-century-styleinteriors.Itsalsoagoodcolourtouseinchildrensroomsiyoudontwanttoallintotheunisexstereotypesopinkorblue.Makesureyoutoneitdownalittlethoughororangesstimulatingpowerwillkeepthekiddiesawake.Youcangoalloutinthekitchenthoughwhereorangeswarmthcanbechannelledtocreateainvitingsocialspace.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneFlashbackchairwithReseneAfcionadoweatherboards.ReseneKamikazedoorwithReseneHalBisonHidewallsdesignedbyLizzieKCo.ReseneWhizzBangwallsReseneAprilSuntableReseneOutrageousoor.ReseneCumineaturewallwithotherwallsinReseneJoannahousedesignedbyIrvingSmithJackArchitects.ReseneKamikazeReseneCuminReseneWhizzBangReseneFlashbackReseneAprilSunReseneKoromikoReseneVesuviusReseneFireReseneHyperactive9 Happysunshinyyellowitsthecolourofspringandsummerofwarmthandcheeriness.Itbringsabitofbrightnessintoyourlifeandmakesyousmile.SowhydontweseemoreofitininteriorsYellowisoneofthemostvividcoloursinthespectrumsoitcanbeascarycolourtouse.Butwhileintensedaffodilyellowsmaybeabitmuchonallfourwallsofaroomtherearemanyyellow-basedcoloursthatlookamazing.DeepduskyyellowTheseyellowsareabitmuddiedandstretchfromsoftstrawtoneslikeResenePuttytodeepermustardhueslikeReseneHacienda.Suchsaturatedcolourslendsophisticatedwarmthtoaroomandlookfantasticinolderhomeswithaheritagebent.Youcangivethesecoloursanacidicedgebyaddingatouchofgreenforsharpurbaninteriorsandteamthemwithcharcoalorblack.Oraddsomeredforaspicysaffronyellowthatlooksgreatinethnic-inspiredinteriors.SoftlemonyellowAnothereasiershadetolivewithpalelemonyyellowslikeReseneWitchHazeimpartahelloyellowReseneWitchHazeReseneHaciendaReseneEnergyYellowResenePutty10 ReseneLaLunaReseneDoubleRaaReseneMoonbeambrightwelcominglooktoanyroom.Theylookgreatwithclearwhitesandreshgreensandsuitcountry-styleorFrench-styleinteriors.CustardyellowCreamieryellowslikeReseneEnergyYellowhaventbeenseenmuchininteriorsourpalerneutralshavetendedmoretowardsstonetones.Iyoudeepencustardyellowalittleorawarmtropical-bananayellowitbecomesalovelycolourorachildsroom.Oriyoureeelingreallybravego70sretroanduseitwithbrownYellowmetalsWeresettoseemoregoldtonesinmetalaccessoriesandfttingsastheymoveromsilverandchrometoyellowmetalslikegoldbronzeandbrass.CheckouttheReseneMetallicsandspecialeectsrangeorcolourslikeReseneBullionorReseneGoldDust.toptipWhenusedonthewallsoaroomyellowisacolourthatrefectsoitselsothelookoitintensiesevenmore.Iindoubtchooseasotercreamieryellow.Yellowcanalsobecomeacidicquitequicklysounlessthatsthelookyoureaterveertowardscreamiermorewheatentones.OppositeReseneMoonbeamwallswithReseneHalDutchWhitetrims.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneTurbodoorwithReseneCrowsheadweatherboardsdesignedbyHunterDesignRedShed.ReseneDoubleRafawalls.ReseneLaLunawallsdrawersinReseneRapturebottomReseneRenewmiddleandReseneSentimentaltopwithtopinReseneDoubleBiancaReseneBambinachairReseneHemisphereoor.ReseneHalDutchWhiteReseneTurbo11 Thiscolourhashadthemostprooundchangeinstatusindecadesinotcenturies.Green.Thiswordnowcarriestheweightoallmatterseco-riendlyonitsshoulders.Butthoseshouldersarebroadenoughandthiscoloursoharmoniousandrestulsymboliconewlieandhopeistheperectsignatureshadeortheecotrend.CantimagineredororangedoingthejobcanyouGreenalsohasobviousbotanicalliancesandallusionswhethertheyarerealisedinabrightoralabricorelegantlystylisedbamboo-motiwallpaper.EverywhichwayGreenisaversatilecolourtoo.Apartromthecrossoverseashadeshuesseeoverleagreenscomesin...CleanertruergreenslikeReseneConifer.Usetheseboldtonesasaeaturewallorwhencolour-blocking.NiceandstrongtheysuitboysbedroomsandAsian-inspiredschemes.Truergreensgowellwiththeprimarycoloursoredandyellowaswellascrispwhites.DollopinsomemoreyellowandyoucomeupwithacidgreenslikeReseneKarma.Tangyandedgytheygowellwithcharcoalandgreen-basedcreamsandperhapsevenpalesticyblue.PaleandinterestinggreenssoftsagesandappleslikeResenePaleLea.Theserestulcoloursareperectinbedroomsandlookamazingwithanaturalschemeopaletimberstheresnofnerwaytoexudeeco-chic.EmeraldsandjadeslikeReseneDeepSea.Thesestrongrichcolourshaveanedgeodecadenceandeasternmysticism.ForestgreenslikeReseneHomegrown.Thesedeepercoloursandotherdarksludgygreenssuitheritagedecorsthateaturedarkantiquesbrocadesandleather.Greenisotenseenasacoolcolourandintheoryiyouaddedyellowtothegreenitshouldwarmitup.Butyellow-greensarequitesharpandacidic.Thebestwaytowarmupagreenisperverselytoaddeitherblacktoormasotandsmokygreenorbluetomakeitmoreoasea-oamtone.branchesoutgreenClockwisefromtopleftResenePoprockwalls.ReseneCamaronebedroom.ReseneKarmawalls.ReseneSpirulinakitchenwithwallsinReseneHalTeadesignedbyHeatherThorleyoColourOptions.ResenePoprockReseneSpirulinaReseneCamarone12 green-basedneutralsThefutureofgreenisgrowingsotospeak.WhenitcomestopaleneutralcoloursweremovingawayfromthosewithyelloworbrownundertonestothosewithagreenbaselikeReseneThorndonCreamandReseneAsh.Thesecolourshaveacoolsophisticationandarequitecomplexsogowithmanystylesofinteriors.ReseneCeleryReseneConiferReseneDeepSeaReseneHomegrownReseneAshResenePaleLeafReseneThorndonCreamReseneKarma13 shadesoftheseaMutablemagicalwashedshadesoblueandgreenthecoloursothesea.Thesecrossovergreensandbluesareastrongandcontinuingtrendwhichisnotsurprisinginacountrywithsuchalotocoastline.Theyarecoloursthatcreateasoothingschemewhereyoucanalmostsmellthesaltytangothesea.Suchcoloursaregreatcompanionstomanystylesnotjustthosewithcoastalinuencesandcanbeasmodernortraditionalasyoulike.Giveyourinteriorsaretrotwistbysharpeningupanaquatoturnitintoturquoise.OrcreateaclassicVictorianlookbysoteningaseaoamshadeintoapaleeggshellshadelikeResenePeriglacialBlue.HowtousethesecoloursWhetheryoureusingasea-oamgreenlikeReseneGulStreamsotaquabluelikeReseneFoamoroneothosemysteriouscoloursinbetweenkeepthepalettepaleClockwisefromleftReseneKumutotowallsReseneCarereetongue-and-groovepanellingReseneKandinskyLustyLloydLoomurniture.ReseneMetamorphiswallinbackgroundReseneNeutralGreeninrontdesignedbyarchitectFleurFord.ResenePatriotwall.washedormuddysothetonesdonttipoverintobrightturquoiseorlimeygreenthesecolourscanlooktooaggressive.Dontbearaidousingmorethanoneothesecrossovercoloursinthesamespacetheylooksensationaltogetherasyoucanseeromthephotographshereandactinthesamewaythatthemanytonesotheseagiveitdepthlieandenergy.DontorgettoincludedeeptealseacolourslikeResenePelorousorcontrastagainstthepalertones.Whiletheseseatoneslooksensationalonthewallsiyourenervousjustusethemasaccentsoronaccessoriesagainstpalesand-colouredwallsinReseneHalWheatfeld.UsesotmilkywhiteslikeReseneRiceCakeoryourtrimsandceilings.ReseneCarefreeReseneGulfStreamReseneFoamResenePelorousReseneRiptideResenePeriglacialBlue14 translucencyandtextureConsidertexturalnishesoryourseaschemes.UseReseneColorwoodWhitewashorfoorsorothertimbertogetaweatheredlookorusesomethingromtheReseneMetallicsandspecialeectsrangewithabitosun-kissedglitter.Accessorisewithbasketscoirmatsrattanurnitureandrough-sawntimber.Juxtaposetheseagainsttranslucentelementssheerabricsandsotlycolouredglasstorepresenttheopaquebeautyofthesea.ResenePatriotReseneKumutotoReseneKandinskyReseneMetamorphisReseneNeutralGreenReseneHalWheateldReseneRiceCake15 SoyouthoughtbluewasjustfortheboysThinkagain.Apparentlyitstheleastgender-specifccolouraround.Itsalsoonethatinspiresaeelingotrustworthinesssincerityandpeaceulness.Itstandsproudlyormoderationanddependabilitynoexcessesherepleasewhichiswhymanyuniormsareblueandwhymoreconservativeinstitutionsotenchooseitastheirbrandingcolour.ToocoolBluesnotthemostcommoncolourseenininteriorsunlessyouretalkingbathroomsorboysbedroomsalthoughithasbeenpoppingupindeepinkytonesinlivingroomsolate.ItotengetsabadrapasacoldcolourbutdependingontheshadebluecanbeverywelcomingandsoothingtryReseneTakakaamid-toneblueorReseneWaikawaGreywithitstouchogrey-violet.Thedeepjewel-likebluesthatborderonnavycanbeverycocooningandwarmsuchasReseneTrueBlue.Thatasideblueispredominantlyacoolcoloursoitcanstandbeingusedinsunnynorth-acingrooms.Itsaclassicchoiceorbathroomsbecauseoitseelingocleanlinesstheresareasonmostpackagingorcleaningproductsisblue.whybeblue16 CombinationstotryPaleblueandwhiteforaclassicCapeCodlookorforacrispcleankitchen.Blue-greenssuchasReseneEscapeusedwithpalestsandtonesforabachyseasidefeel.RetrotealssuchasReseneBluminewithotherzingybrightsagainstabackgroundofcleanestwhiteordeepestblack.Unapologeticandfun.Deepblueforarichandsophisticatedlivingroomteamedwithsoftmetallicgoldsorpewterorevenpopsofpinkandyellow.PrettyvintageblueslikeReseneTimeOuttiedwithantiquewhiteandprettysorbetshades.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneSmaltBluerenovationdesignedbyarchitectJohnMills.ReseneWavelengthwall.ReseneJordyBluebathroomwithReseneAlabastertrimsbyinteriordesignerAnnaCuthbert.RightReseneTrueBluewallsReseneZephyrlampbaseReseneElNinosidetable.ReseneWaikawaGreyReseneTakakaReseneBlumineReseneTimeOutReseneEscapeReseneJordyBlueReseneZephyrReseneTrueBlueReseneWavelengthReseneSmaltBlueReseneElNino17 growingupPurplehasbecomeago-tocolourforoldergirlswhodontwanttobesurroundedbypink.Purplebedroomsarepoppingupeverywhereandwilltakegirlssafelyfromtoddler-hoodthroughtheirteenyears.ReseneCovertReseneWickedReseneBonaFideReseneKookaburraReseneIDoReseneFinn18 Purpleisafearlesscolourthecolouroroyaltyluxuryandglamour.Unlikeitsclosecousinsredandbluepurplecaninspirenervousnessinhomedecorators.Itsapowerulcoloureveninitssoterormsomauveandlilacsomanyousarewaryousingit.Purplegivesalevelorichnessewothercolourscanachieve.Atruevioletpurpleiscertainlystrongbutiyouaddsomedeepredyougeteggplantandmulberrycolourswhichareeasiertodealwith.Iyouaddgreytomauve-purpleyouendupwithsotlavendertones.Thekeytousingpurpleistogetjusttherighttoneandamount.TrythesecombinationsPurplewithagedgoldtonesRichpurpleslikeReseneVortexlookgreatwithanymetallictones.Iyouuseglassandsilverorchromeyoullendupwithablingylusciousnessthatexudesanaironightclubglamour.IyoupairpurplewithtarnishedgoldsandbronzesaroomwilltakeonanagedregaleelreminiscentoRenaissancethepowerofpurpleItaly.Thinkornatemirrorsandcrushedvelvetsaskeyaccessories.Timberhassimilarambertoningstogoldsoitalsolooksgoodalongsidepurplewhetheryouuseitonthefoororthroughurniture.DeeppurpleandcharcoalThiscombinationgivesaroomalushwittyurbanlook.Charcoalcanbequitemasculineandseriousbutpurplegivestheschemeaplayulsensuoustwist.SpicyshadesandpurpleClearpurplesandaubergineslikeReseneDaisyBushandReseneFandangoareseeninMoroccanandIndian-inspireddcorschemes.Toollowtheirleadputaewrichspicytoneslikeorangepinkorturquoisealongsidepurpleoraplayulvibrantschemethatsnottooeye-jangling.ProvenepairingsTeamsotgreyedlavenderslikeReseneAmethystSmokewitheggshellbluesandduskycreamsoradreamyFrench-inspiredinterior.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneWickedkitchendesignedbySianGillanders.ReseneFinnwalldesignedbyDesignworx.ReseneSugarAndSpicegirlsbedroom.StripedwallromtopReseneCovertReseneIDoReseneBonaFideReseneKookaburraandResenePoet.ReseneAmethystSmokeReseneFandangoReseneDaisyBushReseneVortexResenePoetReseneSugarAndSpice19 therightwhiteWhiteiswhiteiswhiterightWrong.WhenyouredecoratingthereswhitewhichyoucanbuyasReseneWhiteandthereareaslewofotherwhitesoroff-whiteswithtouchesofyellowgreenbrownorgreyturningthemtoalabasterchalkivorycream.OursearchforjusttherightwhiteiswhatmakestheReseneTheRangeWhitesNeutralspalettesopopular.WiththeiryellowbaseReseneSpanishWhiteandResenePearlLustahavetheabilitytoliftaroomandwarmitvisually.TheyandtheirvaryingstrengthsstilltakeoutmanyofthetopplacesintheReseneTop20mostpopularpaintcolourseachyear.ConverselycolourslikeReseneSeaFoghaveacoolingeffect.ThewhitesoftodayTimesarea-changingandfashionisswayingtowardswhiteswithatouchofgreen.TheresatruesophisticationtocolourslikeReseneThorndonCreamReseneEcruWhiteandReseneQuarterAsh.ThesecolourstendtochangeClockwisefromtopleftReseneEcruWhitewithReseneBlackWhitetrims.ReseneRiceCakewalls.ReseneEcruWhitewallswithReseneAlabastertrims.OppositeReseneQuarterAshwallsandlouvres.20 withthelightqualityappearingwarmeroneminuteandcoolerthenext.Whitesando-whitespickuponotherelementsintheroom.Iyouhavelotsogreeneryoutthewindowexpectyourwallstotakeonagreenlook.Useastrongbluerugorurnitureandyourwallswillpickuponthat.Dierentpartsotheroomalsoreectlightdierently.Ano-whiteusedunderawindowwilllookdarkerthanthesamecolourusedontheoppositewall.Ano-whiteusedontheceilingwilllookmuchdarkerthanthesamecolouronawallbecausethereislesslightreected.Useahalstrengthoyourwallcolouronyourceilingorbalance.Thepaintsheenlevelcanalsoaectthewaythecolourlooks.Aatpaintwillmakethecolourlookmuddieranddenserwhileaglossfnishwillmakeitlookcleanerandbrighter.DecipheringwhitesOntheReseneWhitesNeutralsandeckbeneatheachpaintswatchisthenameandacode.CodesthatstartwithYoryelloworBorbrowndescribewarmerwhitesgoodorcoolsouth-acingrooms.CoolwhiteshaveGorgreenandNorneutralwhichmeansblackorrathergreyonceyouputitwithwhite.Usecoolerwhitestotakethevisualheatoutonorth-acingrooms.ReseneBlackWhiteReseneQuarterAshReseneRiceCakeReseneEcruWhiteReseneAlabasterReseneSpanishWhiteReseneThorndonCreamResenePearlLustaReseneSeaFog21 Itsprobablythemostappealingeasiest-to-live-withpartothecolourspectrummid-tonedneutrals.Whetheritsawashedsandtoneapebblegreyorstonytaupethesecoloursarecalmingsubtleandhugelyversatile.Youcandressthemupordownandchangetheirlookandstyleaccordingtotheaccentcoloursoraccessoriesyouputwiththem.Thesemid-rangecoloursaresopopularthatReseneTeaacomplexgrown-upbeigewithhintsogreyandgreenhasbeeninResenestopfvemostpopularpaintcolourslistsinceitstarted.IthasmanycosyneighboursintheReseneWhitesNeutralsrangeReseneNapaReseneAkaroaReseneAshandReseneTruejustorstarters.EasyharmonyAgreatuseothesemid-tonedneutralsistoormwhatscalledamonochromaticschemewhereonecolourisusedinvaryingstrengthsoraharmoniouslook.Thisisanalmost-oolproowayodevelopingascheme.HeretheReseneWhitesNeutralscollectionreallycomesintoitsownasuptosixstrengthsotheonecolourareshownonthesamecard.SoyoucouldorexampleuseReseneHalDroughtorthemainlivingareaResenemiddleAboveReseneDoubleBiscottiwallsvasesromletReseneQuarterLigniteReseneDoubleDroughtReseneBarelyThereReseneTripleTrueReseneDesperado.OppositeclockwisefromleftReseneFoggyGreywallsdesignedbyTrinityDesign.ReseneNapawalls.ReseneLodestarmetallicdesignedbyarchitectFleurFord.earthReseneFoggyGreyReseneAshReseneLodestarReseneCanterburyClayReseneTanaReseneNapaReseneConcreteReseneDoubleBiscottiReseneQuarterLigniteReseneDoubleDroughtReseneBarelyThereReseneTripleTrufeReseneDesperado22 DoubleDroughtorbedroomsorasecondlivingroomandReseneEighthDroughtortheceilingandtrims.Thenyoucouldaddcreamorrichtimberaccentsurnitureandaccessoriesoraboldercolourredorangeacidgreentomakethecolourschememoreinteresting.AsyoufickthroughtheReseneWhitesNeutralscollectionyoullnoticehowtheneutralsespeciallythoseinthemidrangevaryButteryhuesromcreamygoldthroughtoduskierwheatentonesthesecoloursincludecolourslikeReseneCanterburyClay.BiscuitbrownthesehavebeenhugelypopularinthepastdecadeortheirwarmthandearthinessandincludecolourslikeReseneNapaandReseneDoubleDrought.Ahintofgreenthesecoloursarecurrentlycomingtotheorebecausetheyrecoolyetnotcold.TryReseneTripleAshandReseneTana.ShadesofgreycrispandurbancleanandcoolReseneDoubleConcreteandReseneFoggyGrey.ReseneTea23 Manyofusthinkofoff-whiteastheonlyneutralpaintcolourbutneutralsalsoencompassdarktones.TheseexamplesmostlyfromtheReseneWhitesNeutralscollectiondescribethedifferenttypesofdarkneutralsandtheireffectsToastyneutralslikeReseneTriplePravdaandReseneTripleMondo.Thesecoloursaredarkanddensebutretainthelovelysoothingwarmthofcoffeebeanorchocolatetones.GoinggreenishwithReseneTapaorReseneMasala.Thesemoodycoloursgiveamoreearthytwisttodarkerneutralsandcanlookquitedifferentfromroomtoroomdependingonthelight.TruercharcoalssuchasReseneGravelReseneDoubleStackandReseneQuarterFuscousGrey.Flintyandsophisticatedthesecoloursarecoolandurbane.Idealontheirownortoanchoraschemedarkneutralsprovideasoulfulbackdropforbrightermoreintensefeaturecolours.Adddramabyusingasharpaccentcolourlikechartreusegreenyelloworteal.Teamdarkneutralswithcreamorcrispwhitetrims.Thisworksespeciallywellmeetthesuperneutralswitholderhomeswhereskirtingsarchitravesandcorniceswillbehighlightedbythecontrastwithsmokydarkwalls.Darkcoloursmakearoomfeelmoreintimateandcosygreatforbedroomsmediaroomsorlargelivingspaces.Afarwallcanappearcloserwhenpaintedinadarkcolouroruseadarkwallcolourtooffsetabeautifulsideboardmantelpiecefree-standingbathorupholsteredchair.Ifafullcolourschemeofdarkneutralsistoomuchusevaryingshadesofthesameneutralindifferentrooms.TheReseneWhitesNeutralscollectionisparticularlyusefulasvaryingstrengthsofthesamecolouraredisplayedonthesamecard.ReseneTalismanReseneMasalaClockwisefromleftReseneMasalainteriorcolourselectionbyWendyCampbellarchitectIanCumberpatch.ReseneTripleMondobathroomwallsdesignedbyLloydMacomberofSalmondReedArchitects.ReseneCurtainCollectionUnisonincolourNaturallewithReseneTalismanwalls.24 therightlightMakesureyourlightingisuptothetask.Darkwallsabsorblightsoyoumayneedtobeeupyourlightingtocompensate.Spreadingthelightaroundtheroomratherthanhavingonecentralceilingfxtureachievesamoreeveneectandgivesyouexibility.ReseneGravelReseneTriplePravdaReseneDoubleStackReseneQuarterFuscousGreyReseneTapaReseneTripleMondo25 somecombinationstotryMidordarkbrownandgreyanon-trendcolourschemeBrownandice-blueorduskytealTonalcolourschemesbasedonvaryingstrengthsofthesamebrownTawnybrownandgreentwoofthemostprevalentcoloursinnatureBrownandmustardororangeforaretrofeelMidbrownwithcreamyvanillawhiteReseneOilskin26 Beforeyouhurrytoturnthepagewaitgivebrownanotherchance.Thewordmayconjureupimagesodowdyold-ashionedroomsdeckedoutinshadesomustardanddingybrown.Butgivenapinchogreyoratwistogoldbrowncanbeawonderulcolourwithwhichtopaintyourwalls.Inactletsnotcallitbrown.Trythesedescriptivetagsandbrownturnsromyucktoyumcocoachocolatecoeecinnamonsepianutrussetrustandmahogany.NuttyandwarmInactbrown-basedcolourshavebeenhugelypopularinrecentyearsalbeitdubbedastoastyneutralsandnuttygreyslikeReseneDroughtandReseneOilskin.ManyaninteriorschemehasbeenbuiltontonalcolourschemesusingvaryingstrengthsooneothegorgeouspaleneutralbrownsotheReseneWhitesNeutralscollection.ReseneTeadescribedasacomplexriver-boulderbeigealwaysrankshighontheReseneTop20listomostpopularcolours.Thistypeogreigegreybeigecolourishugelyversatileanduseulininteriors.Andocourseoneoourmost-loveddecoratingmaterialstimberisbrown.Sowereactuallyquiteusedtoseeingthiscolournotonlyinourhomesbutalsoinnature.Brownisgenerallythoughtoasamasculinecolourthatpromoteseelingsostrengthandstability.Itscomortablewarmapproachableandreassuring.AddyelloworambertonesandtawnybrownslikeReseneKormaoraddblackordenserusticbrownslikeReseneSidewinder.Tobaccobrownsorpaper-bagbrownslikeReseneSandalworkwellwithtraditionalinteriorsespeciallyormoreintimatespaceslikebedroomsandstudies.Oraddasqueezeoorangeorrust-brownsthathavemorewarmthandzing.ClockwisefromfarleftReseneOilskinfreplacedesignedbyYellowox.ReseneCurtainCollectionHavenincolourNaturallewithReseneStonehengewalls.ReseneMondobedroom.chocolateReseneStonehengeReseneMondoReseneDroughtReseneKormaReseneTeaReseneSidewinderReseneSandaljustcallit27 Likeanyotherpartofthecolourspectrumwhenitcomestoneutralsthereisafashion.Foryearswarmbiscuittonesanddarksmokybrownshavebeenpopularbutnowitstimeforgrey.Alongwithgreen-tonedcreamsitsnowaninneutralandsynonymouswithstyleglamourandacertainurbanesophisticationwhetheritsasilveryoff-whiteoradeepgruntycharcoal.SilverygreyTonessuchasReseneHalfSurrenderappearluminousinawell-litspace.Theyaresereneandwhimsical.IfyouwanttoheightentheeffectlookatthevarioussilversavailableintheReseneMetallicsandspecialeffectsrange.HavealookatthepewtershadestoolikeResenePurePewterassofterbronzesandpewtersbecomemorepopular.MidgreyThishuehasacalmingeffect.Truegreycanbetoocoolformanypeopleslikingsoaddingasmidgeofanothercolourwillchangeitscharacter.Youcangogreigegrey-beigebyaddingabitofbrowntoachieveacolourlikeReseneQuarterTaupeGrey.Thisstillhastheappearanceofgreybutwithanaddedtouchofwarmth.howgreatisgreyReseneHalfSurrenderReseneQuarterTaupeGreyReseneLynchReseneMineShaft28 BluegreyTheresabigmovetowardsgreyswithatouchofblueorteallikeReseneLynch.Whileblueisalsoacoolcolourtheseslateytonesintheirdarkerformsaresmokyandmoody.Inpalerformstheyarebeachyandcasual.Awarmertwisttothispaletteisthepurple-greyswhicharerichandwarm.CharcoalgreyElegantandrestfulcharcoalslikeReseneMineShaftlooksuperbwithcreamywhitesandshotsofvividcolors.GreycombostotryThelatesttrendispairinggreywithbrown.Thebrownmightcomeintheformoftimberorhemp-colouredupholsterysomakesureyoukeepittextural.Silver-greyandwhitewithtouchesofdeepcharcoalorblack.Turntheabovecombinationonitsheadgoforcharcoalwallswithwhiteaccessories.Greywithanyformofyellowacidbrightormustard.Greywithorangeeitherdeepburntformsortangerine.Greywithpinkypurples.LeftfromtopReseneGravelgardenwalls.ReseneShadyLadybedroomdesignedbyYellowfox.ThispagefromtopReseneHalfRakaiakitchen.ReseneCurtainCollectionRippleincolourStonewithReseneTunawalls.ReseneGraveltoptipGivegreyabitoffunandlifebyusingitinmetallicform.CheckouttheoptionsontheReseneMetallicsandspecialeffectschart.ReseneTunaReseneHalfRakaiaReseneShadyLady29 toptipAnextremecoloursuchasblackotencallsoranextremefnishchooseanabsolutemattnishtoappearvelvetyandluscious.Ahigh-glossnishgivesaeelingoglamourandhelpsrefectlight.ReseneHalWhitePointer30 Wemaybeknownforourloveoblackclothingbutitseemswealsolovethiscolourinourhomes.ItsabravepersonwhopaintstheirinteriorsinblackbutthecolouroratleastitsmanysubtleshadesromtheResenepaintpaletteisincreasinglypoppingupinlivingroomsbedroomsandevenbathrooms.Blackissmartsophisticateddramaticmasculinemoodyandurbane.Aswithanydarkcolourblackwillmakearoomappearsmallerandmoreenclosed.ItssuperboraroomthatsmorelikelytobeusedintheeveningsuchasamediaorTVroomorabedroom.Well-plannedlightingcanheightentheeectoblackbycastingawashosotlightoverawallorevendiusingsunlightthroughsheercurtains.Notallblacksarecreatedequal.SomehaveatouchobrownsomeatouchogreenReseneSwampblueReseneBastilleorwhiteReseneShark.AskastamemberatyourlocalReseneColorShoptodecipherthenumberedcodeunderneaththecolourswatch.ChalkitupwithblackboardpaintTheultimatepracticalblackfnishisReseneBlackboardPaint.Paintanentirewallinachildsroomthebackoamagicblackkitchenislandbenchorrameuppartoawallasamoretraditional-styleblackboard.AddanotherdimensionbypaintingReseneMagneticMagicunderneathsoyoucanuseitasamagneticnoticeboardaswell.Blackstartedshowinguponexteriorsawhileago.ReseneBokaraGreyisparticularlypopularorthisasitsnotabsoluteblackandhasadelicioustouchocoee-beanbrowninit.Blacklendsacrispcontemporaryedgetomodernarchitectureoraromanticcasttobungalowsandcottagesespeciallywhenteamedwithwhitearchitravesandjoinery.BewareIyoureusingdarkcoloursontheexterioroahouseconsiderusingaReseneCoolColourversionoyourcolourwhichreectsmoreothesunsheattokeepthepaintsuraceandbuildingcooler.ClockwisefromtopleftReseneNerokitchenwallswithReseneAlabastercabinets.ReseneBlackboardPaintwalls.ReseneGravelweatherboardsReseneDoubleGravelgutteringReseneHalWhitePointertrims.ReseneNerolivingroomdesignedbySuzieFraserorSimondsHomes.ReseneSharkReseneBokaraGreyReseneBastilleReseneSwampReseneNeroReseneGravelReseneDoubleGravelReseneBlackboardPaintReseneAlabaster31 TryoutyourfavouritecoloursTestpotsarethebestwaytotryoutyourcolourchoices.AvailableatyourReseneColorShopororderonlineatwww.resene.com.ThousandsofResenecoloursarealsoavailableasA4screenprintedswatchesknownasdrawdowns.YoucanorderthesefromtheResenewebsiteorbrowsethroughthein-storelibraryofswatchesatReseneColorShopsandresellers.EnjoyResenecardholderdiscountsSignupforaReseneColorShopCardorDIYCardandenjoydiscountsonawiderangeofproducts.Youcansignupfreein-storeoronlineatwww.resene.comcolorshopcard.FindyournearestReseneColorShoporresellerSimplyvisitwww.resene.comcolorshopsorcall0800737363NZor1800738383Australia.getdecoratingReseneNero32 ReseneQuarterFossilNeedmorecolouradviceTryouttheReseneAskaColourExpertserviceatwww.resene.comcolourexpertNeedtechnicaladviceTryouttheReseneAskaTechnicalExpertserviceatwww.resene.comtechnicalexpertGetmoreinspirationForgorgeoushomeprojectsthemesandmorecolourideasgotowww.habitatoftheweek.com.ReseneWhizzBangFormorepaintanddecoratingideashowtoprojectsandvideosvisittheResenewebsitewww.resene.com.RememberyouonlygetauthenticResenecolourswhenyouuseResenetintersinResenepaintbases.ReseneNonVOCtintersandthetrueResenecolourformulationsareuniqueandonlyavailablefromResene.SomakesureyouinsistongenuineReseneproductsandtintersforyourproject.ReseneWhiteThunder InAustraliawww.resene.com.au1800738383InNewZealandwww.resene.co.nz0800RESENE737363www.acebook.comresenewww.pinterest.comreseneFindusonPrintedonenvironmentallyresponsiblepaperproducedinanISO14001EnvironmentalManagementSystemaccreditedmillromElementalChlorineFreeECFpulpwithFSCMixedPulpcertifcationsourcedromsustainableorestsandplantations.Printedusingvegetable-basedinks.Pleaserecycle.