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Habitat plus - colour connection

Welcome — At Resene, our first love may be paint but our second has to be colour. Glorious colour.

For decades we have focused on helping you discover and use colour for your decorating projects. We regularly collate and launch fashion colour fandecks and palettes as well as update the ever-popular Resene The Range Whites & Neutrals collection. We publish habitat magazine and the habitat of the week email newsletters to inspire you, and we have many resources to help you choose exactly the right colours for your home.

At our Resene ColorShops you’ll find colour and technical consultants, colour cards and testpots for you to try. And we round it all out with exclusive collections of wallpapers and curtain fabrics.

Our latest offering to help you in your colour quest is this, our habitat plus book devoted to colour – from the most vibrant reds and yellows, to soothing neutrals and moody black. We have plenty of examples as well as great advice. So turn the page, be inspired and have fun with colour. Enjoy!

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Colour connection

Sit back, relax and enjoy all the articles from Habitat plus booklet - simply click on the story below of interest and read the full article or use the search function for a particular topic.


I see red

I see red

It’s not just a fashion thing – the colour red seems to be a perennial favourite at this end of the world. Maybe it’s the saturated, strong quality of our light, or the brightly flowering pohutukawa and wattle trees to which we’ve grown so attached... more


Think pink

Think pink

Pink is a fairly polarising colour; you tend to either love it or hate it. It’s also considered extremely girly. But it’s a colour that is sneaking its way out of the baby’s nursery. Subtle use of pink can bring warmth and rosiness to a room... more


Optimistic energetic orange

Optimistic energetic orange

Happy, fun, sassy, playful, optimistic and energetic. Orange is such an irrepressibly cheerful colour that it makes most of us smile. Some people are not so keen on its inyour- face exuberance... more


Tones of yellow

Hello yellow

Happy, sunshiny yellow – it’s the colour of spring and summer, of warmth and cheeriness. It brings a bit of brightness into your life and makes you smile... more


A green colour scheme

Green branches out

Green also has obvious botanic alliances and allusions, whether they are realised in a bright floral fabric or elegantly stylised bamboo-motif wallpaper... more


Shades of the sea

These crossover greens and blues are a strong and continuing trend which is not surprising in a country with such a lot of coastline... more


Why be blue?

Apparently it’s the least gender-specific colour around. It’s also one that inspires a feeling of trustworthiness, sincerity and peacefulness... more


The power of purple

The power of purple

Unlike its close cousins, red and blue, purple can inspire nervousness in home decorators. It’s a powerful colour, even in its softer forms of mauve and lilac, so many of us are wary of using it... more


The right white

The right white

When you’re decorating, there’s white (which you can buy as Resene White), and there are a slew of other ‘whites’ or off-whites, with touches of yellow, green, brown or grey turning them to alabaster, chalk, ivory, cream... more


Middle earth

Middle earth

It’s probably the most appealing, easiest-to-live-with part of the colour spectrum – mid-toned neutrals... more


Meet the super neutrals

Meet the super neutrals

Many of us think of off-white as the only neutral paint colour, but neutrals also encompass dark tones... more


Just call it chocolate

Just call it chocolate

In fact, let’s not call it brown. Try these descriptive tags and brown turns from yuck to yum: cocoa, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, sepia, nut, russet, rust and mahogany... more


How great is grey?

How great is grey?

Like any other part of the colour spectrum, when it comes to neutrals, there is a fashion... more


Black magic

Black magic

We may be known for our love of black clothing, but it seems we also love this colour in our homes... more


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