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5RETAILPRICE9857100 ReseneFlashbackReseneWildThingReseneHomeRunReseneSalsaReseneDaredevilReseneSpringFeverReseneElvisReseneEscape ContentsPageConfdencewithcolour2Understandingcolour6Usingcolour16Colourtechnology26Seethelight32Colourpersonality40Generaltips46NBDuetoprintinglimitationscoloursprintedinthisbookletmayvaryfromthesamecolourshowninResenecolourcharts.NBDuetoprintinglimitationscoloursprintedinthisbookletmayvaryfromthesamecolourshowninResenecolourcharts. ReseneLonestarConfdencewithcolour2 Colourisatrulymagicalproperty.Itcantransformanenvironmentcreateastylesetamoodandalterperceptions.Colourisverypersonalandanexpressionofourcreativity.Reseneoersallcustomersaselectionovaluableaidstoenableyoutochoosetherightcoloursoryou.AndocourseReseneColorShopsandResellersareavailablenationwidetoprovidehelpulandproessionaladviceoncolourselection.LikeavirtuallibraryocolourtheReseneonlinecolourlibraryavailableontheResenewebsiteenablesyoutoviewanextensiverangeoResenecolourswatchesonyourcomputerthendownloadtheonesyoulike.Over3000Resenecoloursareavailableaselectroniccolourjpegsordirectviewingonthiswebsite.Onceyouhaveoundthecoloursyoulikeyoucanordertestpotsoyouravouritesatouronlinetestpotshopandtrythemoutoryoursel.YoucanalsondahugerangeocolourtoolsonlineontheResenewebsite.WithservicesromcolourchartandtestpotorderingtovirtualpaintingsotwareaResenecolourswatchlibrarydecoratinginspirationgalleryprojectguidesandlotsogreathintsandtipsonselectingcolouryoullndeverythingyouneedtodesignyournextcolourscheme.Bestoallyoucanaccessallthesecolourtoolsandinormationwheneveritsuitsyou.JustlogontotheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAustraliaoyourchoiceandgetclicking.Whenitcomestondinginspirationorcolourtherearenostrictrules.Howeverthemoreknowledgeyouhaveaboutcolouranditsinfuenceonyourlivingenvironmentthebetterplacedyouwillbetochoosecoloursthatwillberightoryou.Coloursgenerallyworkbestwhenrelatedtotheirsurroundingswiththenalresultoasuccessulcolourschemebeingoneoharmonyvisualorderandaeelingocontinuity.Choosingaprecisepaintcolourrompostagestampsizedprintedsampleshasalwaysbeendicult.ThecolourlooksokayinasmallswatchbutwhatwillitlooklikeoncetheentireroomispaintedSubtledierencesthatmayseemunimportantoncolourchartsareglaringlyobviousoncethecolourispaintedontoawall.Manypeoplewhoarecondentandassuredaboutmostaspectsotheirlivesloseallcondencewhentryingtomixandmatchcolours.Youshouldalwaysollowyourowninstincts.Decidewhatappealstoyouandwhatyoueelgoodaboutandusethisasyourstartingpoint.Therearenoxedrulesaboutcolour.Itpaystoorgetallthoseoldadagessuchasblueiscoldredandorangeclashblueandgreenshouldneverbeseenandsoon.Thenishedlookisaectednotjustbythecolourbutbytheshapetextureandamountocolourusedaswellastheamountandtypeolighting.Humansrespondpsychologicallytocolour.Whileweassociateyellowwithhappyacessmilesandcheerulnessandwhiteasneutralandrestultoomuchblackmaydepressthespirits.Bymanipulatingthecoloursinaschemewecanchangearoomromahappywelcomingroomintoaclinicalcoldroom.Thinkothecosydiningroomoalocalcapaintedinrichcolourstocreateaeelingowarmthandtriggeradesiretoeat.ReseneLonestar3 Contrastthiswiththehallwaysomosthospitalstraditionallypaintedstarkwhiteaneutralcolourotenconsideredcleanandclinical.Whendevelopingacolourschemethinkaboutwhattheareawillbeusedorandtheemotionsyouwouldliketoencourage.Forexamplerestulcoloursinabedroomtoencouragesleepingorbrightredsandyellowsinachildrensrumpusroomtoenergiseandlitspirits.Eachcolourschemeisappropriateintherightplace.Thereisgenerallysomeexistingeaturethateitherdictatesorcanbeusedasaninspirationorthebasisoacolourscheme.ThismaybeaviewromawindowaworkoartnaturecarpetssoturnishingsstainedglassartbooksandmagazinesaashiontrendorResenecolourcharts.Unlessyouhavetheluxuryodecoratingromscratchyourstartingpointoracolourschemeislikelytocomeromsomethingyoualreadyownasoacurtainsorevenaavouritepainting.Whenselectingcoloursconsiderlightingwhattheroomisusedorwhospendsthemosttimeusingtheroomadjacentroomcolourschemeswhetheryouwanttochangeperceptionsotheroomshapeorsizewhatkindomoodyouwanttocreateandanyexistingurnitureorurnishingsthatwillbepartothenishedcolourscheme.Whendevelopingacolourschemecollectpicturesoroomsthatyoundappealingandagoodrangeosamples.Experimentwiththemtodetermineyournalselectionandtheappropriateaccentcolourorcolours.Mostcolourschemesareimprovedbytheadditionoaccentsthenaltouchesthatcanmakearoomcometolie.Avoidusingthesameaccentcolourintoomanyplacesortoomanyaccentcoloursinoneroomsometimessubtletygivesthebestresult.Howmuchthereisoacolouraectshowyouseeitwithcolourstendingtolookdarkerthantheyappearoncolourcharts.Whenusedinlargequantitiesorinasmallroomstrongcolourswillappearevenstrongerandmoreintense.Iindoubtuseashadelighterthanyouroriginalchoice.Suracetexturesalsochangethewayyouperceivecolour.Smoothsuracesrefectlightandheavilytexturedsuracesabsorblight.Thereorethesamecolourpaintedinaglossacrylicpaintonawallwilllooklighterthanthesamecolourinaheavywovencarpet.Oneothesimplestwaysocarryingathemethroughoutyourhomeistouseacommoncolourpalette.Chooseaselectionocoloursortheentirehomeandthenusedierentcombinationsothosecoloursineachroom.Thecommonalityothecolourswilllinktheentireschemetogether.LightingCheckandselectcolourundertheactuallightingconditionsothespacetobepaintedtoavoiddisappointmentasthesamecolourmaylookverydierentwhencomparedunderarticialandnaturallighting.Considerwhenyouusetheroommostandselectyourcolourschemeusingthoselightingconditions.Colouralsobehavesentirelydierentlyonaceilingsuracethanonawallsurace.Acolourpaintedonaceilinglooksdarkerthanthesamecolouronawall.Likewisewindowwallswillappeardarkerastheydonotreceivedirectlight.Whiteando-whitesareusuallythesaestcolourstouseastheydistortlessundervarioustypesolighthowevertheywillrefectothercolours4 intheroom.Iyouhaveabrightgreencarpetyoucanexpectyourwhitewallstorefectthecarpetcolourandlooklightgreen.FurnishingsFurniturepicturesandornamentsabsorbandrefectcolourindierentwaysaectingthenalcolouryousee.Itisalwaysbesttoviewcoloursinaullyurnishedroomtogetatruepictureohowthenishedschemewilllook.Iyouareorcedtodevelopacolourschemeusinganemptyroomasabasestartbydetermininghowmuchothewallsuracewillbevisibleaterurnishingsareaddedtotheroom.Whendevelopingyourcolourschemerememberthemostsuccessulschemesusuallyhavealimitedpaletteotwoorthreeprincipalcolourswithperhapsadditionaltouchesoothercoloursinsmalldoses.Aswitheverythinginliethemorecolourschemesyoucreateoveryourlietimeodecoratingthemorecondentyouwillbecome.AndiworsecomestoworseandyoujustcantstandyournewcolourschemeyoucanalwayspaintoveritReseneCalypsoReseneLush5 ReseneDoubleHillaryUnderstandingcolour6 ReseneSisalPropertiesofcolourHueHueispurecolouranyprimarysecondaryortertiarycolourthatisunmixedwithblackorwhite.Itcanbeanothernameorcolour.IntensityThisisthebrightnessordullnessocolours.Lessintensecoloursbluehaveacalmereectandareeasiertolivewiththanthemoreintensecoloursred.Intensecoloursareotenusedashighlightsandcontrast.LightrefectancevalueThisisthedegreeolightnessordarknessoatintshadeortone.Whitehasthehighestlightrefectancevalueandblackthelowest.ShadeAshadeisthepurecolourhuewithblackadded.Thisnewcolourhasalowerlightrefectancevalueisdarkerthantheoriginalhue.TintAtintisthepurecolourhuewithwhiteadded.Thisnewcolourhasahigherlightrefectancevalueislighterthantheoriginalhue.ToneThisispurecolourhuewithgreyadded.Thisnewcolourisasotervariationotheoriginal.Lightstimulatingtheretinaotheeyeiswhatcreatesourperceptionocolour.Withoutlightthereisnocolourandlightrefectshowweseecolour.Becausecolourissopowerulwetendtolookorrulesoritsusebuttherearenohardandastrules.Howyouusecolourisaveryindividualandcreativechoicebutunderstandinghowcolourworkswillhelpyouuseitmoreeectively.7 WarmandcoolcoloursCoolBluesandgreenscanintroduceacoolmoodintoaroom.Thelevelofcoolnesswilldependontheintensityofthecolours.Coolcoloursmayalsobeusedtochangetheappearanceofaroompushingbackwallsandfurnishingsandmakingtheroomappearmorespacious.Theylookbestinaroomwithasunnyexposurewherethecolourscounteractsomeofthestrengthofthedirectsun.Theyshouldbeavoidedinshadedrooms.WarmWarmcolourssuchasredandapricothaveanoppositeeffectclosinginthewallsofaroom.Iftheroomislargeitsdimensionsseemdecreased.Warmcolourslooktheirbestinanotsobrightroomwithsouthernlightsothatthebrighteffectofthesunnycoloursisnottoooverbearing.ReseneAvalancheReseneStromboli8 GuidelinesforusingcolourNatureconditionsustoexpectbalanceandharmony.Itoersusguidelinesortheuseocolourandprovidesuswithsomebasicprinciples.Thedarkestvalueatoureete.g.orestfoorThemediumlevelateyelevele.g.treetrunksThelightestvalueaboveuse.g.skyConsidercareullybeoredeviatingromthesenaturalguidelines.Usethemostintensehuesandvaluesinareasoccupiedorshortperiodsotimesuchasormaldiningroomshallwaysstalunchroomslaundriesandentrances.Avoidmonotonyandtreattheeyeandpsychetoatleastamoderatevariety.Visualstimulusorrelieisvital.Harmoniouscolourselectionsarecreatedbyapleasingrelationshipothethreedimensionsocolourhueintensityandvalue.Usingcorrectproportionsocolourensuresthatyourschemewillbeaestheticallypleasing.Atouchocontrastingcolourmaybelivelyandexcitingbuttoomuchcanbecomeuncomortable.Ontheotherhandtoomuchmoderationproducesdullness.Personaltasteandpreerencesarethemostimportantconsiderationsinchoosingacolourscheme.ThinkocolourasachameleonItchangesdependinguponaccentcolours.Itisinuencedbyadjacentcolours.Whiteorbeigecolourswilltakeonthetintofadjacenthues.Largeareasintensifycolours.Finallythinkaboutproportionsocolours.Abasicruleusingtwothirdsonecolourandonethirdanotherisalwayssuccessul.ReseneZibibbo9 ColourbalanceWhenacolourdominatesitsimmediatesurroundingsintermsohueintensityorvalueitmaycreateimbalance.Iwevisualisecolourintermsoweightwecanreadilyimaginethatanareaodominantcolourisheavierthananequalareaosubordinatecolour.Indevelopingabalancedcolourschemeitisimportanttotakeintoaccounttheweightoeachcolour.Thesetwocolours1havethesameintensitybutthebluecolourisdarkerinvalue.Eveniequalareasobothcoloursareusedbluewillbedominant.Itwocolourshavethesamevalue2theymaystillbeunbalancedithereisadierenceinintensityocolour.Herethedarkercolourdominates.ProportioncontrastandeffectswithcolourUsecolourtocreateanillusion.Colourcanhighlightthegoodeaturesoaroomandcamoufagedeects.Dierentcoloursaectthewayweviewaroom.Warmcolourssuchasyellowsandredstendtoadvanceandmakethewallsseemcloser.Theyarethereoreagoodchoiceorlargeuninvitingroomsyouwanttomakemoreintimateandwelcoming.Coolcolourssuchasgreensandbluestendtorecedeandmakethewallsseemurtheraway.Thismakesthemagoodchoiceorsmallnarrowroomsthatyouwanttoseemmorespacious.Thewayyoucombinecolourscanalsosignicantlyalteryourperceptionoaroom.12ReseneInnocence10 Forexample...Useastrongcolouronthelowerpartothewallsrompictureraildownandalightercolouraboveandovertheceiling.Thiswillmaketheroomappearmoreenclosed.Adarkcolouronceilingandwallsdowntodadoheightwithalightercolouronthelowerpartothewallstomatchthefoorchangesaroomsproportions.Makearoomlookwiderbypaintingthefoorandceilinginasimilarcolourandthewallsinalightercolour.Loweraceilingvisuallybypaintingtheceilingandthewallsabovethepicturerailinadeeptone.Paintthewallsromthepictureraildownalightcolour.Togivetheeelingoairinessandspacepaintthewallstomatchthefoorandusepalecoolcolours.Awarmdeepcolouronshortendwallswithalightercolourontheadjoininglongerwallswillhelpmakealongnarrowroomappearmoreevenlyproportioned.ReseneRiceCake11 CreatecolourharmonywithacolourwheelThebestwaytocreatecolourharmonyiswithacolourwheel.Thewheelwasdevelopedfromthecolourspectrumandhelpsdecoratorsanddesignersco-ordinatecolouranddevelopdifferenttypesofschemes.Thetwelvehuewheelisdividedintothethreecolourareasbelow1.Primarycolours2.Secondarycolours3.TertiarycoloursColourwheelsareavailableforpurchasefromyourReseneColorShop.12 ReseneFastLaneReseneCherishResenePartyDressResenePushPlayReseneXFactorReseneMidnightOilReseneFlairReseneWoodstockReseneWildThingReseneChiReseneVisionReseneAfterglowReseneLimelightReseneMoonbeamReseneBlackoutReseneArchiveGreyReseneZuluMonochromaticAone-colourschemecanincorporateseveralvaluesothatcolourtokeepitromlookingmonotonous.Varioustexturescanhelpenhancethesinglecolourscheme.ComplementaryTheseschemesusecoloursthatareoppositeeachotheronthewheelsuchasbluegreenandredorange.Theresultisusuallyvibrantandlively.Itworksbestionecolourdominatesandtheotherservesascontrast.SplitcomplementaryThisschemeisonethatusesanycolourromthecolourwheelincombinationwiththetwocoloursthataredirectlyoneithersideothecolouroppositetheonechosensuchasblueandvioletwithyelloworange.RelatedanalogousThisschemeusesthreetofvecoloursandincludesoneothethreeprimarycolours.Therelatedanalogouscoloursarethecoloursegmentsshowingoneithersideotheprimarycolour.Varyingthevalueandintensityothecoloursisbenefcial.TriadicThisschemeusesthreecoloursthatareequidistantonthecolourwheelsuchasredorangeyellowgreenandblueviolet.Onecolourcanbeusedasthedominantcolourandtheothertwoasaccents.AchromaticThesearecoloursinthewhitethroughtoblackrange.Achromaticschemesarerestrainedandsophisticated.13 ReseneTrueBlueUnderstandingReseneTotalColourSystemcodesTheReseneTotalColourSystemcodesollowaormatoB63-084-258enablingspecifersanddecoratorstomakedirectcomparisonsonthreeattributesbetweenmultiplecolours.ThefrstletterorletterstellsyouwhatcolourgroupthecolourisromBBlueBRBrownGGreenMMetallicsNNeutralOOrangeRRedVVioletYYellow.Thefrstdigitsdenotethecoloursluminancewith0beingapproximatelyblackand100beingapproximatelywhite.Thesecondsetodigitsdenotesthesaturationothecolourorhowarromgreythecolouris.Thatisthelowerthenumberthemoregreyinthecolourthehigherthenumberthecleanerthecolouris.ForexampleReseneBlackblackhasavalueo000whileReseneTurboY84-198-087brightyellowhasavalueo198.Thelastsetodigitstellsyouwherethecoloursitsonawheelocolouro0to360degrees.Thisallowsyoutoplacemultiplecoloursintoasequenceanddeterminetherelativepositioningocolours.BycomparingmultiplecoloursusingtheReseneTotalColourSystemcodesyoucanestablishwhetheracolourisgreyerorcleanerbrighterordarkerandwheretheysitonacolourwheel.B63-084-258greynesssaturationpaletteluminancecolourwheelpositionReseneHavelockBlueY84-198-087greynesssaturationpaletteluminancecolourwheelpositionReseneTurboB63-084-258Y84-198-087Colourwheelposition14 WherecolourgroupslieRRed357-39inclusiveOOrange40-69inclusiveYYellow70-90inclusiveGGreen91-204inclusiveBBlue205-284inclusiveVViolet285-356inclusiveNNeutralSaturationo0-8BRBrownLuminanceo0-39saturationo4-10orluminanceo40-80saturationo4-25MMetallicColoursderivedrommetallictonesLuminanceLuminanceisabrightnessmeasureanddescribestheamountolightthatisrefectedromafatpaintedsurace.Luminanceisanindicatorohowbrightthepaintwillappear.Luminancedecreaseswhenaddinggreyorblackpainttoeitherapurecolourorlighterhuesoacolour.SaturationSaturationmeanspurityandreerstotheintensityoaspecichuecolour.Itisbasedonthecolourspurityahighlysaturatedhuehasavividintensecolourwhilealesssaturatedhueappearsmoremutedandgrey.Withnosaturationatallthehuebecomesashadeogrey.Thepurestcolourisachievedbyusingcleanundilutedcolour.Itheintensitydropsthesaturationalsodrops.Todesaturateacolourinapaintsystemyoucanaddtintsowhitegreyblackorthehuescomplementaryoppositecolour.15 ReseneMatakanaUsingcolour16 BathroomsBathroomsareoneofthesmallestroomsinthehouseandaregenerallyclutteredwithtowelrailsbasinsandshowersbaths.Whilethiscanmakethemadecoratorsnightmareitalsomeansyoucanaffordtobealittlemorecourageouswithcolour.Ifyouroriginalcolourchoicedoesntworkyoucanrepaintasmallbathroomquickly.Avoidusingtoomanycoloursifyourbathroomfeelssmall.Insteadpaintadadoonthebottomthirdofeachwallinyourchosencolourandpainttheremainingtwo-thirdsinwhite.Bluesandgreensbeingtranquilandcleanarepopularchoicesforbathrooms.Beingcoolcolourstheycanalsomakeasmallbathroomappearmorespacious.BedroomsWhenselectingcoloursforbedroomsitisimportanttochoosecoloursthatareconducivetosleeping.Youarealsolikelytospendmoretimelookingattheceilingthanyouwouldinotherrooms.Asageneralruleyoushouldavoidusingverybrightcoloursandsavethemforotherpartsofyourhome.Mostlightandpastelshadesareidealforbedrooms.Blueisapopularcolourchoiceforbedroomsbecauseofitssoothingqualities.Howeverifyouhavetroublegettingupinthemorningyoumaywishtoaddaninvigoratingaccenttogetyououtofbed.AroombyroomguidetoselectingcolourReseneQuarterSpanishWhiteReseneComfortZone17 DiningroomsSeparatediningroomstendtobereservedorspecialoccasionssotheyareagoodopportunitytoexperimentwithcolourthatyoumightnotbebraveenoughtouseelsewhere.Redstimulatestheappetiteandisagoodchoiceordiningrooms.Combinedwithgoldcutleryadramaticairoormalitywillresult.Midnightblueoraubergineandgoldarealsodramaticcolourschemesornight-timedining.Rememberinanydiningroomthetablewillbetheocalpoint.FamilyroomsFamilyroomscalloratoughdurablefnishthatcantaketheinevitablewearandtear.Familiestendtospendalototimeinthispartothehomesoabrightuplitingcolourschemeisrecommended.Useoneortwodominantcoloursandaddaccentsorinterest.Choosemidtonecoloursthatwillminimisetheappearanceofngermarksanimalurandgenerallightscufng.Avoidusingverydarkorverylightcolours.Usepatternedcurtainsandurnishingabricinplaceoplainabrics.ReseneMatakanaReseneLemonGrass18 HallwaysandentrancesFirstimpressionscountAshallwaysandentrancesaretransitionareasandyouspendonlyashortamountotimeinthemyoucanusuallyaordtobealittlemoreadventurous.Ideallyhallwaysshouldbetreatedaslinkingspacestohelpgivecontinuitytoyourinteriorcolourscheme.Tomakealonghalllookshorterpainttheendwallavibrantwarmshade.Tomakeahallwaylooklongerpainttheendwallalightcoolcolour.Colourcanprovideabridgebetweenadjoiningareas.Itcanbediculttochangecolourwhenadjoiningspacesareviewedtogethersoaeatureareaocolourmaybeagoodwaytocreateanaturalcolourbreak.Whenvisualisingahallwayorentrancecolourschemeleavethedoorsoadjoiningroomsopensothatyoucanseehowthehallwaywillworkastheocalpoint.KitchensThekitcheniswhereyouwilltendtospendalototimeespeciallyiyouarethemaincheinyourhousehold.Makesureyouarecomortablewithyourchosencolourscheme.Brightinvigoratingcolourschemescanboostenergylevelswhenyouhavealotocookingandcleaningtogetthrough.Askitchensaredominatedbycabinetrybenchesandthefoortreattheseelementsasthestartingpointoryourcolourscheme.Theappearanceocoloursinthekitchenwilldependonthepropertiesandtexturesoeachothesuraces.Glossysuracessuchaslaminatedcabinetrywillrefectmorelightandlookdierenttolowsheenpaintedwallssoitisimportanttobecareulwhentryingtomatchcoloursindierentmaterials.Sometimesitisbettertoselectatonelighterordarkerratherthantryingtocreateanexactcolourmatch.ReseneInnocenceResenePohutukawaReseneFelix19 LivingroomsTodayslivingroomsareotenopenspacesthatlinkthroughtodiningandkitchenareas.Knowingwheretostartandfnishthecolourschemebetweeneachpartoanopenplanspacecanbeverydifcult.TherearetwotechniquesthatyoucanusePaintafeatureareainanareabetweenthetwoadjoiningroomsorspacestocreateanaturalcolourbreak.Useaprogressionofcoloursthenpaintaunifyingcolourthroughoutthespacesandaccentwiththeotherprogressionalcolours.Livingroomsaretheidealplacetocreateocalpointsoreatureareas.Traditionallyfreplacesactedastheocalpointomostlivingrooms.Iyoudonthaveafreplaceselectaocalpointoryourroomanddecoratearoundthat.Theocalpointmaybeaeaturearealoungesuiteorsimilar.Aslivingroomsareusuallysubjecttolesswearandtearthanamilyroomsyoucanchooselightanddarkcoloursidesired.Remembernomatterwhatroomyouarepaintingartifciallightingcanbeusedverysuccessullytocomplementyourcolourschemeanditisworthreviewingyourlightingplanpriortopainting.ReseneNestEgg20 ReseneBlackout21 InjectcolourwithafeatureareaRedecoratinganentireroomcanbetime-consumingsoiallyouwantisaquickwayochangingthemoodoaroomwithoutredoingtheentirecolourschemedesignateyourselaeatureareaandstartpaintingAeatureareaissimplyonewallorareapickedoutasanaccentbypaintingitinadierentmannertotherestothespace.Iyouhaveapredominantlyneutralcolourschemeaeatureareaistheperectopportunitytoaddasplashocolourwithoutoverpoweringtherestotheroomschemethatyouhaveworkedhardtoachieve.Whileeatureareasaremostcommonlyusedasahighlightinaneutralschemedroomtheycanalsobeusedtodenespaceinopenplanareasratherthanhavingexpansesothesamecolourortheentirearea.Therearenohardandastrulestoselectingtherightareaoryoureatureaterallyouaretheonewhohastolivewithit.Aneasywaytoselectaeatureareaistostandinthemiddleotheroomandchooseadominantwallpreerablyonewithinterestinganglescurvesareplaceorlighting.Itisgenerallybesttoavoidwallswithwindowsanddoorsasthesewilldistractattentionromtheeatureyouarecreating.Featureareasmaybecreatedbysimplyovercoatingthespacewithanaccentcolourinalowsheenorfatnish.Youcanselectaavouritecolouroruseexistingurnishingsasinspirationandselectaeaturecolourromroomcurtainsurnitureartworksorfoorrugs.IyouarelookingorsomethingalittlemoreuniquebeabitmoreadventurousandexperimentwithasparklingResenemetallicnishalightMediterraneanstylenishsuchasReseneSandtexoracompletelypersonalisedResenePainteectsnish.AeatureareawillhaveadramaticeectonthewholespaceametalliceaturecanaddsizzleadeepredeatureareadepthandwarmthandaReseneSandtexeatureareacanaddanaturaltexturedearthytouch.Rememberadarkcolourwillmaketheeatureareaadvanceandappearcloserwhilealightershadewillmakethewallrecedeandappearurtheraway.Iyouwanttomakealongroomappearsquarerpaintthearwallinadarkcolourtodrawthewallintotheroom.YoucanseeyoureatureareabeoreyoustartpaintingwithReseneEzyPaintvirtualpaintingsotware.DownloadReseneEzyPaintreeromtheResenewebsitescaninaphotooyourroompaththeareayouwishtopaintandvirtuallypaintyourneweatureareausingyourchoiceoover3000Resenecolours.ReseneEzyPaintistheidealwaytoseetheeectdierentcolourswillhaveontheentireroomschemehelpingyoutonarrowdownyourcolourchoices.AscoloursareinfuencedbyotherroomcoloursandlightingitisalwaysbesttotrialyourchosencolourusingaResenetestpotontheactualareayouareplanningtopaint.Viewthepaintedareaatdierenttimesodaytoensurethatyoulikethecolourasitchangesromdaytonight.Itonlytakesaewlitrestocreateaeatureareawhichmeansitcanbeeasilychangedtosuityourmoodtheseasonorachangeindecoratingplans.Dontbearaidtoallocateonewallorareaasapermanenteatureareaandchangeitregularlyasyourtastesandcolourtrendsdevelop.Featureareasaredesignedoryoutoexperimentwithcolourssomakethemostotheblankcanvasaterallyoucanalwaysrepaintiyoudontliketherstcolouryouchoose.ReseneTripleAsh22 ReseneWhizzBangReseneHillaryReseneFahrenheitReseneMalta23 PainteffectsIyouwantsomethingalittleoutotheordinarydierentpainttechniquesmaybeusedtocreateawonderulvarietyotexturedeectsandtheyoeranexcitingalternativetoplainpaintedwallsorwallpaper.TherearefourbasictechniquesColourwashingColourwashingproducesasotdappledeectwhichisachievedbyatwo-stepprocess.Acolouredbasecoatiswashedbrushedoverwithapremixedcoatodilutedcolour.Theendresultcanprovidestrikingcontrastsdependingonthecombinationocoloursyouchoose.SpongingSpongingcreatesagentlemottledorcloud-likeeectwithmulti-colourfnisheseitherstimulatingorrestuldependingonyourcolours.Thenumberoeectsyoucanachievedependsonthetypeospongethewayyouuseitandyourchoiceocoloursmakingthistechniqueidealorco-ordinatingurnishingsandabrics.LimewasheffectThewashedoutrescoandthesotpatinalookassociatedwithMediterraneanandadobearchitecturecanbereproducedbyusingtheReseneLimewasheect.Thelimewasheectisachievedbyusingatwo-stepprocesssimilartocolourwashing.Themoodandimagecreatedlendsitselparticularlywelltoslightlytexturedsuraceswhereanagedortraditionallookisdesired.RagrollingRagrollingcanreplicatetheappearanceosuedeorcrushedvelvetcreatingthesubtleorrichfnishesnormallyassociatedwiththemostexpensivewallcoverings.Distinctiveeectscanbeobtainedbyragrollingwithsuccessivecolours.Thesemaybeeitherraggedonorraggedo.Theeectisobtainedbyusingabunchedragwhichisrolledordabbedoverthesurace.AddedsparkleIpainteectssoundsliketoomuchworkyoumaypreertoselectashimmeringmetallicfnishromtheReseneMetallicsandspecialeectsrange.PickupacolourchartromyourlocalReseneColorShoporResellerororderonlineromtheResenewebsite.ReseneEmerge24 25 Colourtechnology26 Weallknowhowitworks.Youagoniseoverthecolourchartsandthensettleontheidealshade.YouwatchastheReseneColorShopprofessionalmeasurestheperfectcombinationofcolourintothecanandlocksitintothatfreneticmixingmachinewhereitshuddersitselfintotheblendyouwereafter.MostResenepaintconsistsoatonecolourwhichisthentintedwithmeasuredunitsocolourantsdependingonthefnalrequiredshade.Therearelimitstohowmuchtinteryoucanaddtoeachtone.Iyouallunderthatlimityoucanaecttheopacityothepaintandmakeitmoredifculttogetagoodevenfnish.Iyougooverthelimityoucanintererewithitsflm-ormingpropertiesandthereoreitslongevity.Theruleothumbisthattintersaectpaintdurabilitysothelesstinteryouusethelongerthecolourwilllast.Coloursareormulatedtobetintedromcertaintones.Iyoutrytotintacolourromatoneitsnotdesignedorwhileyoumightbeabletogetthecorrectshadechancesareyouwillhaveover-tinteditanditwillailaster.Sodonttrygettingadarkcolourtintedintoawhitepaintitmaysaveyoumoneytodaybutitwillturnoutaalseeconomywhenyouhavetorepaintearlierthanusual.Everypaintcompanyusesdierenttinterstomakeuptheircolours.Tocapturethetrueessenceothecolouryoulikeyoureallyneedtobuyittintedintothebrandopaintitwasdevelopedor.Youcanalsoadddepthocolourbyusingtintedundercoatsbeneaththetopcoatbutthesamecriteriaapply.Paintqualityalsohasabearingonthetintingissue.Highqualitypaintsusemoreconcentratedtinterssothepaintkeepsitscolourandintegrityorlonger.Goodqualitytintersprovidegoodcoveragetoosothatyouonlyusuallyneedtoapplytwotopcoatstogettheshadeyouwantwhereasitmaytakemorecoatsoalowergradepainttogiveyouatruecolour.Highqualitypaintsalsotendtohavemorecomplexcolourwaysandwillchangesubtlyinchanginglights.Certainindividualcoloursalsotendtobelessdurablethanothersduetothemake-upotheircolourants.Brightorangesyellowsandredsstilltendtoadeasterthanothershades.Thebestcoloursorlongevityaretheearthiertoneswhicharemaderomoxidetinters.Iyoudogetoeredasignifcantlycheaperpriceorthesamecolourinanotherbranditdefnitelypaystocheckoutthedierencethecheaperoptionwillalmostcertainlynotlastaslongandthereorenotrepresentthebestvalueinthelong-term.Themostexpensivepartoapaintjobintermsomoneyandtimeisthepaintingnotthepaintitselsoitmakessensetoinvestinahighqualityproductatthestartgetittintedproperlyandminimisemaintenanceandrepaintingurtherdownthetrack.TintingReseneMaverick27 EverthoughtahouseorbuildingwouldlookgreatpaintedinasleekdarkcolourthenhadtoshelveplansforfearoftheheatdamagingthesubstrateorthebuildinggettingunbearablyhotinsummerReseneCoolColourTMtechnologymakespaintingexteriorsuracesindarkcoloursbotheasierandsaer.Itcanbeusedonallsortsoexteriormaterialsandapplicationsromweatherboardsandconcretetowindowsills.AReseneCoolColourlookslikeanormalcolourbutthankstospecialpigmenttechnologyitrefectsmoreheatsoitdoesntgetasahotasastandardcolourwould.Whenlookingattherolepaintcanplayintemperaturecontrolinbuildingsitcomesdowntocolour.Theabilityowhitetorefectvisiblelightextendsthroughtheinra-redandbecauseothiswhitesuracesremainrelativelycooltotouchevenindirectsunlight.Theoppositeistrueoblackanddarkcolourswhichabsorblightinthisinra-redarearesultinginsignicantheatbuild-upinthesurace.Astheemissivityopaintsisnotparticularlygoodthesuraceheatisconductedintothesubstrateandthenradiatedintothebuilding.28 Sunlightenergyismadeupo44visiblelight5ultra-violetlightand51inra-redlight.Traditionallylightrefectancevalueshavebeenusedtodenewhatcoloursaresuitableorheatpronesubstrateshowevervisiblelightrefectancevaluesonlymeasureaproportionothelightandignoretheeectsoultra-violetandinra-redlight.TotalSolarRefectanceTSRvaluestakeintoaccountallthreeormsolighttogiveabettermeasureotherefectanceothecolour.AReseneCoolColourusespigmentsthatrefectmoreothesunsenergyresultinginthesamevisiblelightrefectancevalueasthestandardcolourbutaconsiderablyhigherTotalSolarRefectancevalue.Thesolarspectrumincludesinra-redradiationthatReseneCoolColourpigmentsaredesignedtorefect.Replacingthestandardblackpigmentthatabsorbsallinra-redwithaReseneCoolColourblackpigmentreducestheheatabsorption.Somebluesgreensandredsaretransparenttoinra-redradiationsoarebestusedwithaReseneQuickDryorReseneGalvo-Primetorefectinra-redthatpassesthroughthesehues.IntermsotechnologytheReseneCoolColoureectcanalsobeseeninplants.Mostplantshaveleavesoaveryhighchromagreen.Ithoseleavesreachedthesametemperaturewhenexposedtosolarradiationasthoseoasimilarlycolouredpainttheywouldshrivelanddie.Theacttheydontisbecausethatpigmentchlorophyllabsorbswhatitneedsromthevisiblerangetophotosynthesisebutrefectstheinra-redrangekeepingtheplantcool.29 Overthepastdecadestherehavebeenvigorouseortstocreateheatresistantpigmentsintheceramicsindustryasmosttintsbreakdownattheveryhightemperaturesunderwhichceramicsarered.Novelwayswerediscoveredodopingreractorymetaloxidesotitaniumzirconiumchromiumandsoonwithothermetalionstoproduceawideselectionohightemperaturecolours.Thebehaviourothesemixedoxideswereexaminedunderinra-redandtheresultsshowedanabilitytowithstandarangeoveryhightemperatures.Focusingonthisaspecturtherrenementsweremadetomaximisethisoruseinvariouscommercialapplications.UsingthesendingsResenetooktheverypopularroongcolourKarakaandincorporatedintoitthesenewinra-redrefectingpigments.ComparingthenewblendagainsttraditionalcoatingsoveraveminutestandardResenetestrevealeda12Cdropintemperature.The12Cdierencecanmakeatremendousdierencetothestressesexertedonthesubstrateandcanhaveatellingeectonitsstabilityandheatgain.Whenitcomestorooshavingadarkershadeinwinterwillnotmakemuchdierencetohowhotyourrooandhomeorbuildingwillgetaswhenitiscoldtheywillbecoldtoohoweverinsummeritwillmakeadierenceastohowhotyourhomeorbuildingwillgetbyrefectingheatawayromthebuilding.30 ReseneNeroReseneKarakaReseneNewDenimBlueFirstdevelopedorhighglossroocoatingsReseneCoolColourisnowavailableinarangeopaintsandstains.TheseincludeReseneLumbersiderlowsheenReseneSonyx101semi-glossReseneHi-GloglossReseneSummitRoosatinReseneEnamacrylglosswaterborneenamelReseneLustacrylsemi-glosswaterborneenamelReseneSpaceCoteFlatwaterborneenamelReseneX-200waterproongmembraneReseneAquaShieldmineraleectReseneWaterborneSidewalkpavingpaintReseneNon-SkidDeckPathReseneWaterborneWoodsmanwoodstainandReseneWoodsmanDeckingStain.ReseneCoolColourtechnologyworksbestindarkshadesmostpronetoheatbuild-upincludingpopularcolourssuchasReseneNeroReseneKarakaandReseneNapa.AwiderangeoReseneCoolColourhuesarenowavailableseecoloursmarkedwithaCConResenecolourchartsorviewthelistonlineontheResenewebsiteintheResenecolourlibrary.CheckwithyourReseneColorShoporrepresentativetoseeiaReseneCoolColourisrightoryourproject.Althoughitmaybehardtobelievethesetwocoloursbehavethesameintestprocedures.Thetestprocedureinvolvesxingthermocouplesontothebacksothesepanelsensuringagoodthermalcontactshininganinra-redlightontothepaintedsideothepanelsandplottingthetemperatureriseothepanelsonthethermocouples.Thegreypanelisastandardcoating.TheblackpanelusesReseneCoolColourpigments.TheblackReseneCoolColourpanelhasthesameinra-redheatabsorptionasthestandardpaintnishonthegreypaneldemonstratingtherefectivebenetsoReseneCoolColourtechnology.31 Seethelight32 FromnaturaltoarticialrombulbtofuorescenthowdodierentkindsolightaectthewayweperceivecolourHaveyoueverwonderedwhyyourstunningnewchocolatebrownjumpersuddenlyadoptsano-puttingmuddyhuewhenyoutryitoninrontoyourbedroommirrorOrwhytheredwallinyourloungelooksburntorangeatnightAndwhyyourReseneColorShopstawilladviseyoutopaintyourtestpotocolourontoapieceocardorrmpaperandmoveitabouttheroomyouintendtopaintsothatyoucanseeitunderdierentlightsAlsotoviewyoursampleatnightunderarticiallightaswellasduringthedayTounderstandtheintricaciesocolourtherstthingtorememberisthatwecanonlyseedierentshadesitheyareilluminated.Inorderorthemtobeanythingotherthandegreesoblackandwhitelighthastohitthesuraceandberefectedback.Thebrightnessothatlightismeasuredinunitscalledlumensthemorelumensthebrighterthelight.Onelumenisequivalenttooneluxwhichisthebrightnessoourullmoons.Humansneedaquarteroaluxtobeabletoseeatall.Inthedaytimeunderthebrightlightothesunweseetheworldaroundusrefectedincombinationsothethreeprimarycoloursolightredgreenandblue.Allshadesarecreatedromthesethreehues.Whenequalamountsoredblueandgreenarerefectedthebrainperceivestheresultaswhitewhentheyareabsentwegetblack.Whileredyellowandbluearetheprimarycoloursoritemslikepainttheprimarycoloursolightincluderedandbluebutreplaceyellowwithgreen.NaturalversusartifcialInanidealscenariotruecolouristheshadeclosesttothatrefecteddirectlybythesunwhichcontainstheullspectrumotherainbow.Wecanachievethisbyusingasmuchnaturallightaspossibleinourlivingworkingandcommercialspaces.Therearenumerousarticiallightsourcesavailabletoustodaywithmanymoreintheprocessobeingdeveloped.Theseareusedtocompensateorlackonaturallightortoachievedeliberatecoloureects.Asageneralruleothumbwarmlightpinkredyellowaccentuateswarmcolourswhilecoldtonesbluesgreenswhitegreyenhancecoldertones.ReseneMondo33 TheFACErulesItseasytoidentiywhatyouneedthelighttoachievebyollowingtheFACErules.TheyareFstandsorunction.WhatdoyouwanttoachievewiththelightDoyouwanttobringoutthebestinthecoloursoyourinteriorsandsoacushionsDoyouwanttolightupanentiresportsfeldDoesthelighthavetobepracticalorexampleinastudyAorambience.Thisisparticularlyimportantinhotelsorrestaurantswhereyouwanttocreateacertainatmospheretodrawincustomersorinretailtomakemerchandiselookappealingandexpensive.Orperhapsyouwanttocreatearelaxedmoodinacasuallivingarea.Coolbluelightwillenhanceanindoorpoolwhilewarmpinkswillsetthesceneinyourmeditationroom.Corcomort.DoyouseeaglareDoesthelighteeltoohotEoreconomy.InotherwordswhatisthemostaordablelightingsolutionoryourneedsArtifciallightsourcesIncandescentlightwhichThomasEdisoninventedaround1879iswhereanelectricalcurrentheatsathinflamentinthebulbandsoproduceslight.Halogenlightsareatypeoincandescentbuthaveamoredirectedlightsoarebetterortasklighting.ProsIncandescentlightbulbshaveperectcolourrenderingarecheaptoproduceandworkwellonalternatingordirectingacurrent.Theyarecommonlyusedinhouseholdscommercialsetupsportablelightingordecorativepurposesandinadvertisinglighting.ConsIncandescentlightingishideouslyexpensiveasalotopowerisrequiredtoproducetheenergyonelightbulbonlylastsroughly1000hours.Theheatitgeneratesmakesthemtoohottotouchandsotheyaredangerousincertainsituations.ReseneChocolateFish34 CompactfuorescentcoollightReseneDynamiteIncandescentwarmlightHalogenmostaccurateCompactfuorescentcoollight35 IncandescentlightbulbsaregraduallybeingreplacedinmanyapplicationsbysourcesthatproducemorelightbutuselesselectricitysuchasfuorescentlightingFluorescentlightinguseselectricitygeneratedthroughgasdischargeinanutshellatinyamountomercuryinaphosphor-linedglasstubeemitsultravioletU.V.light.ThephosphorabsorbstheU.V.lightandre-emitsitaslightthehumaneyecansee.ProsCompactfuorescentlampsaresuperenergyecienttheyproduceaquarterotheheatperlumenoanincandescentlightbulbandlastaboutsixtimeslongerabout6000hours.ConsTotheconventionaleyefuorescentssometimesseemtoobrightandappeartomakecolourslookunnaturalandgarish.Tocombatthisoptortheyellow-tubedfuorescentssuchaswarmwhiteinsteadopurewhiteonesoranextremelylowwattagelamp.Alsofuorescentlightcannotbeusedindimmers.Light-emittingdiodesLED.Thisisexpectedtobethemostpracticallightsourceintheyearstocome.Generatedbyasemi-conductoritsthelightyouseeinfashlightsandcellphones.ProsLEDsarevetimesaspower-ecientasfuorescentlightingbutthereisacatchatpresentthemicrochipinsidetheLEDlightonlyemitslightinonedirection.Itdoesntrefectitbackwhichmeansitdoesntallowustoseecolour.ThesolutionistodesignlensesthatgoontopotheLEDanddispersethelight.ReseneWarrior36 CompactfuorescentcoollightResenePoprockIncandescentwarmlightHalogenmostaccurateCompactfuorescentcoollight37 WhenlighttricksoursightMostouswillhaveexperiencedthenavysockblacksockscenario.Youtakeapairoapparentlyblacksocksoutothedrawerthenrealiselaterthatoneothemisactuallyblue.Dontworryitdoesntmeanyourecolourblinditsacommonphenomenoncalledsamplemetamerism.Thereasonortheopticalillusionisthatthewavelengthemissionbetweenvariouslightsourcessuchasincandescentandfuorescentlightdiers.Incandescentlightbulbsemitveryewshortbluewavelengthswhichmakesithardtotellwhetheracolourweseeinsuchlightisdarkblueorblack.Fluorescentlightontheotherhandemitsmoreshort-wavelengthlightandsoitseasiertodistinguishthetwocolours.Onthefipsideyoucanalsohavetwoidenticalcoloursamplesthatlookvastlydierentwhenviewedunderdierentlights.Thisphenomenoncalledilluminantmetamerismexplainshowretailersorhomeownerscanuselighttopresenttheirproductoryourinteriorsinthemostfatteringlight.Therearevariousothermetamerisms.Oneisobservermetamerismtheactthatindividualsperceivecolourslightlydierently.Anotherisgeometricmetamerismthedierentappearanceocolourswhenseenromdierentanglesdistancesandlightpositions.DidyouknowthatonereasonmenandwomenotenseecolourdierentlyisthatthedistancebetweenawomanseyesisusuallyslightlylessthanamansMetamerismalsoaectsthewayweviewpaintcolourchartswhichiswhyReseneusesactualReseneEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedpaintonmanyoitscolourchartssuchasTheRangeandeckseries.Thenexttimeyouhaveacolourchartandatestpotthatyouthinkdontmatchtrywanderingoutdoorsyoullotenndtheyareaperectmatchanditisjusttheinteriorlightingthatismakingthemappeardierent.Whereverpossibleitisbesttodevelopalightingplanatthesametimeasyourpaintscheme.Forexampleiyoudecidetopaintanyotheroomsinadarkcolouryouarelikelytoneedmorelightingthaniyourwallswerepaleandwouldthereorerefectthelight.ReseneCioccolato38 CompactfuorescentcoollightReseneSpanishWhiteIncandescentwarmlightHalogenmostaccurateCompactfuorescentcoollight39 Colourpersonality40 Sciencehaslongrecognisedthatcolouraectsourbehaviourandthewayweeel.Aterallitsthefrstthingweregisterandthatweusetohelpassessthethingsaroundussuchaswhethercertainoodssuchasblueonesmightbepoisonousorexample.Tounderstandtheseresponsesweneedtolookathowcolourworks.Essentiallywhenthelightrefectedromcolouredobjectsstrikestheretinasinoureyesthewavelengthsareconvertedintoelectricalimpulses.Thesepassintothepartothebrainthatrulesourhormonesandendocrinesystemwhichareinstrumentalinregulatingourmoods.Unconsciouslythenoureyesandbodiesconstantlyadapttothesestimuliinfuencingourimpulsesandperceptions.Whilethescienticstudyocolourisasoldastimethestudyocolourseectsonourpsycheisonlyaboutacenturyyoung.Evenuntilonlyabouttwodecadesagothecommonperceptionwasthatbecauseourresponsetocolourissubjectiveitmustalsobeunpredictable.WhyorexampledidpeopleresponddierentlytothesameshadeItwasleadingUKcolourpsychologistAngelaWrightwhobystudyingcolourharmoniesandtheotenunconsciousthoughtprocessesrelatedtothemdevelopedameansopredictingourresponsestocolourwithremarkableaccuracy.ItscalledtheColourAectsSystemandworksontwolevelsThepsychologicalpropertiesoeachothe11basiccoloursandtherolesthatvariationsintoneshuesandtintscanplayinachievingadesiredpsychologicaleect.AkeyactorinthisAngelarecognisedisthatitisnotonecolourthattriggersourresponsesbutacombinationothemillionsocolourshuestonesandtintsthehumaneyecandistinguish.Forexampleagreyskyoverasummercorneldwillevokequiteadierentemotionthanwillagreywintersskydowntown.Thereoretherearenowrongcolourspersebutdierentcolourschemesdopromptdierentresponses.ToapplycolourpsychologysuccessullyAngelaalsorecognisedtheneedtomatchtheindividualspersonalitywiththeappropriatetonalcolouramily.Thereareourotheseeachrefectingnaturespatternsandeveryshadecanbecategorisedintooneothem.Oncewehavemadethisconnectionshesayswecancreatecolourcombinationsthatwillhelpturnourhomesintospacesthatrefectandsupportthepersonalitiesothoselivingthere.Eveniverydierentcharacterslivetogetherinonehousetherightcolourpalettecaneasetensionsandhelpcreateharmony.ReseneAubergine41 ThefourpersonalitytypesandtheirtonalfamiliesSpringPersonalitytypeThesepeoplearespiritedenergeticmotivatedcharmingandeternallyyoung.Theyareneverdarkorheavyandusuallyworkinpeopleproessionssuchasthemediaentertainmentorcaregiving.Theyhaveanaturalanityortheyoungandlovetheoutdoorsandarecleverbutnotinterestedinheavyacademicdebate.Onthedownsidetheycanbesingle-mindeddotoomanythingsatonceandbesupercial.MatchingcoloursWarmclearcolourssometimesbright.Theyneedstimulusaswellaseasesotheiridealpalettewillincludesotcreampeachorturquoiseaswellasbrighterscarletscobaltorskybluesandemeraldgreensandpureyellows.SupportingneutralcoloursincludelightcamelFrenchnavyandlightwarmgreys.SummerPersonalitytypeCoolcalmcollectedgentleandinternallymotivated.Theirhumourissubtleandtheyloathevulgarity.Theyenjoycreatingorderoutochaosandkeepingpeacehaveagreatsenseotouchandotenhaveananalyticalnature.Theymakegooddiplomatsartistsmusiciansanddoctors.Onthefipsidetheycanseemalooandunriendly.MatchingcoloursCoolandsubtlesometimesdarkbutneverheavysuchasmaroonraspberryrosepinkgraperuitandsagegreen.Goodneutralstosupportthemincludetaupedovegreyandcoolnavy.ReseneZulu42 AutumnPersonalitytypeLikesummerpeopletheyareexternallymotivatedbutareeryintensestrongandpossiblyfamboyant.Theyhavearigoroussenseojusticeandenvironmentalawareness.Careersincludeonesthatdigbeneaththesuracesuchaspoliceocerspsychiatristsandinvestigativejournalists.Physicalcomortisamustwhichiswhytheycantstandfimsyurniture.MatchingcoloursThepreerredcolourpaletteiso-beatanddevoidopureprimarycolours.Examplesincludetomatoburntorangeolivegreenterracottaandaubergine.Supportiveneutralsaremostshadesobrown.WinterPersonalitytypeMostwinterpersonalitiesareinternallymotivatedobjectivesuper-ecientcondentandabhorclutter.Theyotenpursuecareersingovernmentnancelmortheatreorthemedicalproessions.Onthenegativesidetheycanappearelitistcoldanduncaring.MatchingcoloursInwinternaturalcoloursarearandewbetweenhencethewinterpersonalitywillotenwearblackallwinterandwhiteallsummer.Thethingistheycanactuallypullito.Coloursthatworkwellwithblackaredramatichueslikejadegreenroyalpurpleandlemonyellow.Supportiveneutralsareblackwhiteandclericalgrey.TondoutwhatseasonyouaretryouttheReseneColourpersonalitygameatwww.resene.comcolourpersonality.htm43 GreenBalancePositiveGreenisatthecentreothespectrumandsorepresentsharmonybalanceandpeace.Itsoothesandrelaxesandisthereorealsoahealingandreassuringcolour.Oliveandsagegreenshaveaneutraltimelesscharacterandarethereoreapopularofcecolour.NegativeGreencanelicitboredomstagnationandblandness.ReseneRobinHoodOrangeyellowredPositiveOrangeiswarmpassionatesensualandun.Thebrightershadesarecheerulandtendtostimulatetheappetitemakingthemidealorkitchensanddiningroomswheretheyalsocreateacomortablecosyatmosphere.NegativeFeelingsodeprivationmostlikelywhenorangeiscombinedwithblackrustrationimmaturityandlackointellectualvalues.ReseneGallianoRedPhysicalPositiveRedrepresentsphysicalcouragestrengthwarmthenergyandexcitement.Itraisesourbloodpressurestimulatesappetiteandtendstomakeuslosetrackotime.Pureredispowerulandsoisbestusedasanaccentsuchasoneredsignaturewall.Elevatingyourheartratebypaintingyourbedroomredprobablyisntsuchagrandideabutmoresubduedhuessuchasburntorangeandterracottacanbecomortingandcosyinabedroomorlivingarea.NegativeWhenmisusedoroverusedredcantriggeraggression.ReseneRedHotPinkredtintPositivePinksoothesratherthanstimulates.Inactresearchshowsitcanreduceangerhenceitsuseinprisons.Anurturingcolourwithachildlikeappealitisagoodchoiceorayounggirlsroomespeciallywhencombinedwithlavender.NegativeCansmackoinhibitionemotionalclaustrophobiaandphysicalweakness.ReseneFloydYellowEmotionalPositiveYellowisthecolourooptimismconfdenceextraversionemotionalstrengthriendlinessandcreativity.Ittendstomakepeopleeelhappyandenergetic.Butteryshadesoyellowareeasiertolivewith.NegativeToomuchyelloworthewrongtonecanpromptirrationalbehaviour.Itcanalsoinduceeardepressionandanxiety.ReseneWildThingBlueIntellectualPositiveBlueisthecolourointelligence.Stronghuesdenoteclearthoughtlighteronesmentalocus.Itimprovesproductivityandsomightbeagoodchoiceorastudy.Certainshadesobluerelaxsootheandmakeuseelcalmwhichiswhytheyareotenapreerredbedroomcolour.Blueisalsoconsideredtobecleanandsoworkswellinbathroomsandlaundryareas.NegativeBluecanexudecoldnessandalooness.Inkitchensitseemstobelessdesirablepossiblybecauseoourprimitiveinstincttoavoidblueoodsinactitcanactasanappetitesuppressant.ReseneOptimist44 PurpleSpiritualPositivePurpleisthecolouroroyalty.Itisopulentandotenassociatedwithmysteryandspiritualawarenessvisionluxuryauthenticitytruthandquality.Saturateddarkpurplecanaddpowerulpunchtoaroomwhileasalavendertintitspopularwithlittlegirls.NegativeExcessiveusecancreateanintrovertedauraandpitchingitwronglycanscreamdecadencesuppressionandineriorityorappearcheapandnasty.ReseneEffortlessGreyPositiveGreycanenhancecreativitysoitsagoodofcecolour.Asaneutralitprovidesanunobtrusiveandstylishbackgroundorallsortsocolourcombinationsandurnishingsinallkindsolooks.NegativeUsedexcessivelygreycanexudealackoconfdenceandear.Puregreycanbesuppressiveanddepressing.ReseneRakaiaBlackPositiveBlackcanbetimelessandglamorous.Itisalsothecolouroemotionalsaetyefciencysubstanceandexcellence.Psychologicallyblackcreatesprotectivebarriersasittotallyabsorbsalltheothercoloursothespectrum.Combineitwithwhiteandbrightcoloursoramodernlookoruseblackurnitureinaneutral-colouredroomorelegance.NegativeBlackrepresentsoppressioncoldnessseriousnessandweight.Itmakesroomsseemsmallertoo.ReseneAllBlackWhitePositiveVisuallywhiteheightensourperceptionospacesoitsidealorsmallrooms.Representinghygieneandcleanlinessitsalsoapopularchoiceorkitchensandbathrooms.Othertraitsincludepuritysimplicitysophisticationandefciency.NegativeCanindicatesterilitycoldnessbarriersunriendlinessandelitismandcanmakewarmcolourslookgarish.ReseneBarelyThereBrownredyellowblackPositiveBrownisassociatedwithseriousnesswarmthnaturereliabilityandsupport.Itisasoothingcomortablecolourandwearswellsoitsidealoraamilyroom.Combinedwithshadeslikepaleblueoruchsiabrownscanalsobeexcitingandoozesophistication.Theyworkwellwithspicyorwarmcolourstooandyoullfndashadethatllworkwellinmostrooms.NegativePickingitwronggivesanimpressionolackohumourandsophisticationandheaviness.ReseneFelix45 ReseneZibibboGeneraltips46 Likeglosslevelthecolourpaintyouchoosetousewillalsoshowsurfacedefectstovaryingdegrees.Darkercoloursaccentuatesurfaceimperfectionswhilelightercolourssoftentheeffectsofanysurfaceirregularitiesbyabsorbinglesslight.Thisdoesntmeanyoucantuseglosspaintsanddarkcoloursinside...howeveriyouwishtouseeitheryouwillneedtotakeextracaretoensurewallsuracesaresmoothandwellpreparedtominimisetheappearanceosuraceimperections.UseReseneBroadwallSuracePrepSealorReseneBroadwall3in1iyouarehiringaproessionalsprayapplicatorovernewpaperacedplasterboardtoprovideasmoothsuracereadyorpainting.Iyouplantousedarkcoloursuseafatorlowsheenpaint.Iyouwouldlikeaglossnishconsiderusingalightcolourtominimisetheappearanceosuracedeects.Specialpainteectscanbeusedtohideminorsuracedeectshowevertheycannotbeexpectedtodisguisemajorirregularities.Paintawkwardshapesthesamecolourastherestotheroom.Thiswillhelpthemtoblendin.Whenplanningacolourschemeconsidertheadjacentroomsandtheenvironmentsurroundingyourhome.Iyouhavealreadyselectedotherroomurnishingsbringsampleswithyouwhenchoosingthepaintcolour.Youmayevenwishtoollowtheabricpatterntobalancethecolourpaletteortheroom.Thereshouldbesomerelationshipbetweenthatandthenewlydecoratedroomtoprovidecontinuity.Ianimportanteatureoyourhomeisaseavieworlandscapepanoramayoumayliketobringthecoloursyouseeoutsideintoyourhomescolourschemetoprovideanaturallinkbetweenthetwo.Iyouwanttohighlighttheviewchoosealightercolourpalette.Iyouwanttodistancetheviewmakeyourinteriorcolourschememorecontrastingagainsttheexterior.WhenchoosingcolourskeepthreethingsinmindColourslookdierentwhen1.Indierenttypesolight2.Nexttodierentcoloursand3.Dependinghowmuchthereisothecolour.Selectcoloursthatrefectthemoodyouaretryingtocreate.Forexampleiyouwanttodevelopacalmatmosphereconsiderusinggreensandbluesandsteerclearotheboldhighenergyreds.Ihighenergyiswhatyoudesireapaletteoredsorangesandyellowswillbrightentheroomandencourageactivity.ReseneLemonGrass47 Blueiscoolrereshingandsoothingmakingittheidealchoicetocoolasunnyroom.Apopularcolourorbedroomsduetoitsabilitytorelaxthemindblueshouldgenerallybeavoidedinthediningroomasittendstosuppresstheappetite.Changeyourperceptionsoaroomssizeandlightingthroughtheuseopaleandpastelbluesthatwillopenupthespace.Greenissoothingcalmandharmoniousidealinhighstressareassuchashospitalsschoolsandworkplacestocalmtheatmosphere.Weareallcomortablelivingwithgreenduetoitsprevalenceinthenaturalenvironmentmakingitaneasycolourtouseanywhereindoorseitherinaschemeoitsownortoconnectothercolours.Theselectionovariedhueswilloeramoodromrelaxingandcalmwithawarmlightgreentoreshnessandinvigorationwithabrightlimegreen.Lighterhuesareidealinlivingroomsandbathroomstopromotearelaxingenvironmentwhilemidgreenscangiveacleanaccentinkitchensanddiningareas.Greenlightisocusedalmostpreciselybytheeyelensontheretinaotheeyemakingitaverygoodcolourtoworkinespeciallyorpatientconcentrationonmanualwork.Orangeischeerulriendlylivelyanddynamicbutbewarneditsacolourpeopletendtohavealovehaterelationshipwith.Idealorhighactivitysocialareassuchaskitchensandamilyroomsitisalsoapopularchoiceinboldlivingroomandchildrensbedroomschemes.Avoidorangeinhotsunnyroomsastheadditionoorangemaymaketheroomseemunbearablywarm.Redstimulatesactivityincreasesbloodpressureandheartratemakingitthehighestenergycolour.Anappetitestimulatorredisapopularchoiceindiningroomsandrestaurantandhigh-energyareassuchasbusinessoyers.Itisgenerallybesttokeepredoutothebedroomasitcanmakerelaxingmoredifcult.Yellowisbrightboldinvigoratingandguaranteedtoattractattention.Likeroadsignsandhighlightersyellowisdifculttomiss.Uplitinginacoldroomyellowmaybeoverpoweringinasunnyroom.Yellowsvaryromgreenyellowsthroughtoorangeyellowssotrialyourcolourwithatestpotfrsttomakesureyouhavechosentherighthue.Iindoubtmostroomswillworkwithbutteryandgoldenyellows.FormoreinformationoncolourgroupsvisittheResenewebsite.Nomatterwhatcoloursyoulikesuccessulcolourschemeshaveonethingincommonbalance.Trytousenomorethantwotothreeprincipalcolourswithtouchesootheraccentcolourstolitthescheme.Sometimesitpaystostartwithasimpleschemeotwocoloursandanaccentthenintroduceothercoloursintotheroomasyougainconfdence.Iyouareanovicedecoratoryoumaypreertokeeptoonecolourtypemonochromaticorselectrelatedcoloursharmonioustoensureabalancedscheme.ReseneTallPoppy48 ReseneCourageReseneLuckyBreakReseneClockworkOrangeReseneWildThingReseneAwash49 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MinimisetheeffectofyourdecoratingontheenvironmentbychoosingtouseaReseneEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedpaintavailableinthousandsofcolourstosuityourproject.GetyourpainttintedfreeofunwantedvolatileorganiccompoundsVOCswithResenenonVOCtintersforbetterindoorairquality.Improvedairqualitycanhelppreventheadachesasthmanausearespiratorycomplaintsandallergicreactions.OncethepaintingisdonebringanyunwantedpaintandpaintpackagingbacktotheResenePaintWisepaintandpaintpackagingrecoveryserviceandletustakecareofitforyou.SeetheReseneMakeasustainablechoicebrochureformoreinformationonhowyoucanminimisetheeffectofyourdecoratingontheenvironmentwithResene.Letskeepourenvironmentgreen.Thesecolourshaveonethingincommon... ...theyreallgreen 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