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Decorating inspiration gallery - Kitchens


Below are a collection of projects completed by keen DIY'ers. Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into this decorating inspiration gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to update@resene.co.nz. Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

 
 
 
Resene Akaroa on kitchen walls
Kitchen makeover

New look with Resene Akaroa walls and Resene Wood Bark features... more
Resene Akaroa on kitchen walls
Brightly bold

Resene Alabaster kitchen walls increase the light reflectivity with brightly painted panels... more
Resene Quarter Concrete on kitchen walls with Resene Limerick splashback
Enter colours

Resene Quarter Concrete walls with glass splashbacks in Resene Limerick... more
Resene Wan White
A stunning fresh result

A homely, but classy ambience in this kitchen using Resene Wan White.. more
Resene Alabaster on kitchen walls with a Resene Orange Roughy splashback
Striking colour splash

The walls are Resene Alabaster and the glass splashback uses Resene Orange Roughy... more
Resene Buttermilk on kitchen cabinets
Resene Buttermilk

Kitchen cabinetry finished in Resene Buttermilk with a distressed look on the pantry shelves, cupboard... more
Resene  Smashing on kitchen walls
Simply smashing

The kitchen is very unique and industrial looking and now with Resene Smashing... more
Resene Half Pearl lustre on kitchen walls
Resene Half Pearl Lusta

A neutral palette with pops of colour to add impact to the kitchen... more
Resene  on kitchen cabinets
Painted granite bench

Resene Blackboard Paint black and green. Resene Double Pearl Lusta on cupboards... more
Resene Tweet and Resene Wan White
Rimu island cabinetry

Resene Wan White and Resene Tweet gives a great mid-century feel... more
A bright yellow kitchen wall
A love of design

Resene Bright Spark became the kitchen's feature wall colour... more
Resene Thorndon Cream
Open flow kitchen/living

Resene Thorndon Cream walls with Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream for the trim and ceilings... more
Resene Double Perfect Taupe
Stylishly relaxed 

Resene Double Perfect Taupe walls with a feature wall of wallpaper silver and white flowers... more
Resene Black White
White on white

Create light reflecting surfaces to produce an optical illusion of a bigger, lighter and airy space... more
Resene Bounty and Resene Rambler
New kitchen

Resene Bounty in this new build kitchen with Resene Half Sea Fog ceilings... more
Resene Deep Koamaru and Resene Citrus, with Resene Bitter Lemon
Retro right and bright

 The kitchen is finished in Resene Deep Koamaru and Resene Citrus... more
 Resene Rice Cake for the walls, ceiling and doors and Resene French Pass for the cuopboards
Punches of colour

Resene Rice Cake walls, ceiling and doors, enlarge the room and give it a more spacious feel... more
Resene Double Spanish White for the kitchen
Providing pop for art

Resene Double Spanish White in the kitchen is a neutral that contrasts with the white cabinetry... more
A neutral palette for the kitchen
Light and airy interio
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Resene Half Villa White walls and the glass splashback was painted with Resene Cut Glass... more
Resene Sand on kitchen walls
Letting loose with colour

Resene Celery in the kitchen is one of a raft of bright colours... more
Resene Eighth Pravda on kitchen walls
Opened up kitchen

The kitchen area was opened up and Resene Eighth Pravda lets in the light... more
Resene Buttery White
Space and light

The kitchen and dining area are finished in Resene Merino with Resene Cloudy architraves... more
Resene Ziggurat
A 'beachy' feel

Resene Quarter Ash walls and Resene Ziggurat splashback echo the sea... more
Resene Vermont
Bring in the outdoors

Resene Vermont kitchen joinery like fresh spring grass with Resene Albescent White on the walls... more
Resene Island Spice on kitchen walls
Art deco kitchen

Dark grey cabinetry and funky tomato red sofa tiles with Resene Island Spice for the walls... more
Resene Half Napa
Welcome in

The kitchen features Resene Gunsmoke, Resene Half Napa and Resene Pohutukawa... more
Resene Buttery White
Hand decorated

Resene Buttery White walls, Resene Washed Green, Resene Centaurian and Resene Scandal... more
Resene Bullseye and Resene Quarter Black White
Hit the bullseye

Resene Quarter Black White walls, Resene Bullseye feature wall and kitchen splashback... more
Resene Resene Triple White Pointer
Simple elegant interior

Resene White Pointer, Resene Alabaster with Resene Triple White Pointer for the cabinetry... more
Resene Quarter Tea on kitchen walls
Light, welcoming

Resene Quarter Tea walls with a splashback making a statement in Resene Hot Chile... more
Resene Nomad
Smart ideas and design

The two splashbacks were sprayed with Resene Silver Aluminium and Resene Bright Red... more
Resene Quarter Parchment
Inspired by wallpaper

Resene Sisal on the kitchen cabinets and Resene Quarter Parchment on the walls... more
Avocado kitchen walls
New fresh look

Resene Avocado, white tiles and Resene Burgundy on the door... more
Resene Avocado kitchen walls
Brightly bold

Resene Sushi is the bold colour on the cabinets with Resene Rice Cake and Resene Half Alabaster... more
Resene Sinbad
Seaside living

Walls and ceiling were painted in Resene Sea Fog and the glass splashback in Resene Sinbad... more
Top to toe
New kitchen metallics

Glass splashback  in Resene Blast Grey 2, Resene Blast Grey 3 and Resene Atom... more
Pop of colours
Pops of colour

Blonded timber joinery with Resene Colorwood Rock Salt stain and Resene Solitaire and... more
Resene Golden Glow
Vibrant warmth

The kitchen walls are finished in Resene Golden Glow with a glass splashback in Resene Monza... more
Resene Alabaster and Resene Cloud
Light and airy

Resene Alabaster lights up this kitchen with Resene Wasabi doors... more
Resene Nebula in kitchen
Strong colours

Resene Nebula in the kitchen with dark blue blinds... more
Resene Sisal
Open plan kitchen

Resene Half Thorndon Cream walls don't distract from the view of the harbour... more
Resene Surrender in kitchen
Modern look

Resene Surrender with bold red cupboards and rimu trims... more
Resene Hot Chile on kitchen wall
Chilli hot

Resene Sisal walls with a stunning Resene Chilli feature wall and Resene Black White trims... more
Resene Jet Stream in kitchen
Kitchen with zing

Resene Alabaster, Resene Jetstream and Neo wallpaper zing in this open plan modern kitchen... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Saratoga
Resene Saratoga

Kitchen units have been finished in Resene Saratoga complemented by a black benchtop... more
Resene Soft Apple in kitchen
Art Deco kitchen

The choice of Resene Soft Apple was inspired by a green 30s dinner set... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Alabaster and Resene Nero
Postcard inspiration

Cabinetry painted by an automotive painter using gloss Resene Nero with Resene Pixie Dust... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Perfect Taupe
Bach blitz

The warm neutral tone of Resene Perfect Taupe was selected for the kitchen... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Zomp
Love of colour

Resene Zomp is ‘in your face’ vibrant and fun. It also cools the kitchen from the full afternoon sun... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Quarter Tea
Rental makeover

Resene Quarter Tea, Resene Powder Blue cupboard doors and Resene Weathered Blue handles... more
Resene Sisal on kitchen walls
Lighten brighten

All the skirting, doors and ceilings are Resene Double Pearl Lusta with Resene Linen splashbacks... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Green Leaf
New leaf

Resene Green Leaf freshens the kitchen with cupboards of Resene Quarter Spanish White... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Stone Age
Studio flat conversion

This smart new compact kitchen is decorated in Resene Stone Age... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Monza
Stunning open plan

Inside she chose striking Resene Monza to go behind the kitchen glass splashback... more

Restful neutrals

Their Resene Sea Fog and Resene Half Napa colour scheme is restful as well as practical... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Iron
Natural colours palette

This kitchen has Resene Iron walls and cabinetry with dark counter top... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Mixed mingle neutrals

Resene Pearl Lusta gives a clean, neutral tone with an undertone of warm yellow... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Tea
Soft neutral palette

Resene Tea features on the walls in this kitchen with grey cupboard doors... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Chocolate walls

The walls are a gorgeous chocolate brown - the chosen colour is Resene Wood Bark... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Country style

A fully refitted kitchen uses Resene Quarter Parchment on the kitchen units... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Hippie Green
Cosy vibe

A bright cheerful kitchen in a 1900s house has a cosy vibe with Resene Hippie Green cabinets... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Kitchen meets dining
A beautiful, integrated kitchen/dining room with Resene Quarter Sisal walls, a splash of red... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Alabaster and Mako
Goodbye to 70s brown

Resene Alabaster on three walls, feature wall of Resene Mako and Resene Double Alabaster ... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Due for a makeover

Resene Half Tea on walls, a splashback of Resene Pacifika and Resene Bone woodwork... more
Kitchen
Landscape life

The kitchen is finished in Resene Heathered Grey and is a warm grounding backdrop... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Sugar Loaf
Creating a flow

The tiling leads from the kitchen into the laundry and hallway to create a flow... more
Kitchen painted in Resene paints
Renovated kitchen

Resene Alabaster and Resene Mako are used in this kitchen makeover... more
Kitchen painted in Resene paints
Neutrals not

Resene Black White on doors and trims with Resene Hillary walls conveys the mood... more
Kitchen
Open plan kitchen

Resene Quarter Sandcastle walls provide continuity through to the living area... more
Kitchen
Peaceful atmosphere

A Resene Urbane, Resene Nobel and Resene Spicy Pink colour scheme is calming and serene... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Resene Teas in kitchen

Resene Tea walls, Resene Quarter Tea windows, Resene Triple Tea doors and... more
Kitchen walls painted with Resene Pohutukawa
Travel inspiration

Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Topspin in the kitchen work well with Resene New Orleans... more
Kitchen
New Look

Resene Tea walls and Resene Alabaster architraves continued through from the lounge... more
Kitchen
1903 villa renovatation

The wooden and pressed tin ceilings have been sprayed with Resene Beeswax, as have doors... more
Kitchen
As the mood takes

Resene Triple Parchment in the kitchen, which looks great against the stainless steel... more
Kitchen painted in Resene Wood Bark
Waikanae beach bach

The kitchen walls and ceiling are finished in Resene Tea, which creates a soft warm elegance... more
Kitchen
Total renovation

This kitchen has been sprayed with Resene Half Drought tinted Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss... more
Kitchen
100 year old Parnell villa

Resene Goblin walls highlight the recycled Kauri flooring, Falcon stove and farmhouse style kitchen... more
Kitchen
Decorating delight

Resene Sauvignon and Resene Coriander create spaciousness and emphasise the quality of light... more
Kitchen
Liven it up

This retro look with walls in Resene Spanish White and a Resene Pohutukawa feature wall... more
Kitchen painted with Stonehenge
A 1930s bungalow

They teamed their polished wooden floors in the kitchen with Resene Stonehenge walls... more
Kitchen
Chequered floor

Painstaking work created a check pattern floor but the result was worth it!... more
Kitchen
Cottage to home

Resene Tea on all the walls and Resene Quarter Tea on the interior trims and ceiling... more
Kitchen
Heritage theme

An English country garden tile picture splashback complemented by Resene Lemon Grass walls... more
Kitchen
Warkworth dream

The kitchen has Resene Bermuda Grey complemented by Resene Parchment doors... more
Kitchen
Fresh new kitchen

Resene Rock Salt cupboards with a benchtop of Tawny Granite and Resene Espresso splashback... more
Kitchen
Speedy finish

The contrast of the bright green Resene Gimblet with white looks sharp and also works well... more
Kitchen
Warm and welcolming

Resene Cold Turkey with cream tiles, birch wooden floors and a matching colour benchtop... more
Kitchen
Beach bach

Resene Dynamite fulfills her dream of having a red kitchen, which also draws in the visitors... more
Kitchen
Resene Sisal

Resene Double Sisal cabinetry, Resene Double Sisal trims, Resene Quarter Spanish White... more
Kitchen
Summerhill stone house

Part of a warm palette of colours, Resene Lemon Twist features in this kitchen... more
Kitchen
American Colonial style

Feature walls in Resene Weathered Blue and cabinetry lacquered in Resene Rice Cake... more
Kitchen
Lovely Victorian villa

A daring choice of Resene Mamba for the kitchen, with a homemade solid Rimu bench and splashbacks... more
Kitchen
Resene Olivetone

A kitchen area finished in Resene Olivetone which complements the extensive Rimu joinery... more

Replaced kitchen

An easy to clean surface of Resene Copper Fire topped with 3 coats of Resene Aquaclear Satin... more
Kitchen
Vibrant colours

Resene Cardinal in the kitchen with Resene Metallic Blast Grey 3 on the benchtops... more
Kitchen
Looks a 100 years old

The kitchen is painted in Karen Walker Resene Robin Egg Blue with wooden cabinetry... more
Kitchen
Refurbished home

Two yellows, Resene Ronchi and Resene Golden Glow, in the kitchen and dining areas create... more
Updated blue and grey kitchen
1910 - 20s cottage

The kitchen was treated to a fresh lick of paint with blue on benchtops and dark grey on doors... more
Kitchen
Colonial villa

The kitchen and dining room are warm with the glow of Resene Flamenco... more
Kitchen
Head to toe restoration

A Resene Half Akaroa kitchen, Resene Half Sisal in the TV room and Resene Triple Spanish White hall ... more
Kitchen
Inner change

Replacing one exterior wall to one with windows and doors before painting in Resene Tusk... more
Kitchen
A kitchen makeover

The room was repainted in Resene Prairie Sand and a near new stove and dishwasher... more
Kitchen
Modernised kitchen

Resene Sandspit Brown and Resene Jetsam Brown from the Resene Karen Walker collection... more
Old cabinets efurbished with Resene paint
A new old kitchen

The open plan kitchen was first painted in Resene Crab Apple with Resene Golden Glow cabinets... more
Kitchen
Jazzed up Lockwood

A fabulous scheme of black cupboards and white benchtop and Resene Napa walls... more
Kitchen
A new kitchen

Resene Olivetone brightens and defines a kitchen with light benchtops.. more
Kitchen
Touch of colour

A Resene Casal feature wall with other walls Resene Half Pavlova and doors... more
Modern Kitchen Colours
High fashion metallic look

Resene Metallic Blast Grey 2 cabinetry, Resene Gunsmoke walls and ceiling of... more

Contemporary retro

Resene Sisal became the primary calm neutral tone to flow through the entire house for consistency... more
Kitchen
150 year old villa

The original Kauri floor was polished and Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Half Spanish White... more
Kitchen
Light spot

Painting lightened the kitchen as the old maroon colour meant that lights were needed all day... more
Resene Chalky Paint
Omaha Beach home

Resene Chalky features in this Omaha Beach kitchen with a dark benchtop... more
Blue and Yellow Kitchens
Quick new kitchen look

Resene Equator walls, Resene Rhino cabinetry and Resene White Linen ceiling... more
Restored kitchen
Completely restored

A 1930s bungalow has Resene Decadence kitchen cupboards and Resene Pearl Lusta walls... more
Kitchen
Painted Lockwood

Resene Milk White walls with cupboard doors and drawer fronts in Resene Sandspit Brown... more
Blank Canvas
Deep complex hues

Extending the warm tones into other rooms, a special yellow was mixed for the kitchen... more

Resene Sisal throughout

Another popular deeper neutral, Resene Papier Mache, was used in the kitchen... more
Bright Resene colours in a kitchen
A 1940s house

New kitchen cabinetry finished in a colour close to Resene Resolution Blue is combined... more
Bold colours with wood.
Busy decorating

Walls in Resene Jonquil with cupboards in Resene Rio Grande and a rich restored matai floor... more
Bold Colours
Brightens the day

Open plan living has Resene Confetti for all walls with Resene Gin Fizz on the ceilings... more
Featuring Resene metallics
Made with metallics

Resene Phantom was used next to the aubergine/timber/stainless kitchen... more
Style and flair
1913 Dunedin house

Strong saturated colours provide a solid backdrop for pictures produced by the two resident artists... more

Budget makeover

The open plan kitchen has the warm hue of Resene Saffron with Resene Half Dutch White trims... more
Resene Pale Prim and Witch Hazel Paint Colours
This home glows

Soft yellow/cream of Resene Pale Prim on the kitchen walls with Resene Witch Haze joinery... more
Bright New Kitchen
Art connection

Resene Monarch looks stunning in the kitchen... more
Green and wood look
Colour matched

Once the colour was perfected Resene created a colour match for her... more
Modern kitchen colours
Slim budget

Resene Dutch White walls, Resene Bianca window trims and Resene Cha Cha for the feature wall... more
Restored and repainted and lightened
1929 bungalow

Resene Colonial White in the kitchen with Resene Half Pearl Lusta celing... more
Serene Kitchen
1950s bungalow

An elegant but eclectic look, Resene Hammerhead is the contrasting colour... more
Resene Verdun Green  kitchen
Tile time

Resene Verdun Green was chosen for the kitchen walls and cabinets - a very warm and friendly space... more

Renovated kitchen

The kitchen walls are in Resene Earls Green, with Resene Albescent White cabinetry and wooden floors... more
Blue and Yellow Kitchens
10 day kitchen

Harmonious palette of Resene Laser complemented by Resene Sidecar painted ceiling... more
   
Kitchen ideas from Food magazine
     
Colour-shot kitchens

Add bursts of colour to a neutral backdrop for great effect... more
How colourful do you want your kitchen to be?
How much colour?
How colourful do you want your kitchen to be? Nice and neutral, with a touch of colour, or... more
Successful kitchen redesigns
The personal touch
Gone are the days of the slick showhome kitchens. Now we want to be highly personalised... more
Successful kitchen redesigns
Design inspiration
Have a kitchen that’s tailor-made to suit your house and lifestyle with a good kitchen designer... more
Successful kitchen redesigns
The perfect design
The right ingredients come together to create sensational spaces in the makeover... more
Kitchen transformations
Kitchen transformations
Resene paint colours highlight the dramatic looks of these kitchen makeovers. What was a dark... more
A white kitchen with colourful detailing.
White magic
With the right detailing and colour accents, the classic white kitchen can look stunning. See the options... more
Bold colours in kitchens
Splash out

Bold use of colour is a new trend in kitchen design, giving the hub of the home a dramatic... more
Kitchen concepts
Kitchen concepts
If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, get the inside scoop on the latest trends... more
Kitchen design information
Kitchen colour trends

Be more flamboyant when selecting kitchen finishes and inject colour... more
Kitchen design information
Kitchen design ideas

It’s important to give all elements of kitchen design careful consideration... more
Kitchen surfaces feature
Kitchen surfaces

The kitchen is one of the most used and abused rooms in a home... more
Kitchen ideas from other magazines
Bright ideas for Kitchens from Simply You Living
Bright ideas for kitchens
from Simply You Living

There’s more to renovating your kitchen than just the newest tools and gadgets... more
Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Quarterly

Two stunning kitchens have been chosen as the winners of the Resene Total Colour Connection... more
Creating a dream kitchen with Renovation Workbook
Creating a dream kitchen with Homestyle

There are no hard and fast rules to constructing a salvaged kitchen. There are a few guidelines... more

Cooking with colour
NZ House & Garden

You’re likely to spend a lot of time in your kitchen, choose a colour scheme you’re comfortable with... more
 
 
 

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