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There's a reason why various 'white' and neutral paint colours top the list of most popular Resene colours each year. They’re just so versatile. While Resene is well-known for its daring fashion colour fandecks, the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection is the one that home decorators turn to again and again to create a baseline palette for their homes... more
Alabaster, chalk, ivory, cream… which is which? There are so many wonderful Resene whites to choose from. All whites are not created equal… and that’s particularly true with paint colour. When you’re decorating, you’ll discover a wealth of ‘whites’, with varying touches of yellow, green, brown or grey... more
Next to white, soft mid-toned neutrals are the most popular wall colours. Ranging from creamy beige, through stony taupe to misty greys, these colours are easy to live with and hugely appealing. They are colours that we often see in nature. Simply put, we’re used to them, and they resonate with our basic instinct to be anchored to the earth.... more
To really come alive, neutral and tonal colour schemes need texture and variations in gloss levels. This can be from very subtle (a soft linen curtain) to more dramatic (a lambs wool cushion or chunky knit throw). It can involve glossy surfaces like glass-topped tables, high-gloss finished furniture or glass vases.... more
You’ve been to your local Resene ColorShop and chosen the perfect soft white for your living room. You get home, turn on the lights and… that white paint chip now looks dingy. What happened? It’s all about the lights. How colours appear can depend on the type of artificial light you have... more
White and other pale neutrals are often a go-to choice for the outside of a house. They’re easy on the eye and sit happily in both urban and more natural situations. There’s even a colour called Resene House White which many painters of long-standing will tell you is the perfect greyedged white for exterior use... more