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Get coloured with KidzColour
 
A Resene Paint TestPot characterResene Paints KidzColour paint colour chartStrongwilled, excitable and opinionated - today's kids know just what they want so to simplify choice for kids and their parents alike, Resene presents KidzColour - a range of hues and metallics designed for kids of all ages.

Colour options have been tested with various aged kids giving a range focused on bright bold, full chroma hues and metallics - perfect as a statement by themselves or combined with another equally bold hue for an invigorating scheme.

For those with a newborn in the house, KidzColour also includes a smaller palette of soft pastels that may be mixed and matched with each other or used as a base for one of the brighter accent colours.

Be the envy of all your friends and get coloured with KidzColour! Best of all, because it's just a coat of paint, you can add more colours or repaint when favourite colours change.

The KidzColour range also includes favourite effects finishes such as Resene Magnetic Magic, Resene Blackboard Paint, Resene Pearl Shimmer.. Plus you can download stencil images from the Resene website and create stencilled masterpieces for just the cost of a different colour of paint.

Check out the KidzColour swatches in the online colour library or get your copy of the KidzColour chart from Resene ColorShops and Resellers or order your copy online.

 

Resene Paints KidzColour paint colour chart

 
Other great products for kids...
 
Get writing
Let your children’s ideas loose on their walls with Resene Write-on Wall Paint. Once dry and cured you can use whiteboard markers or liquid chalk to write all over the wall without damaging the surface. And when it’s time to delete an idea just grab a soft cloth or whiteboard eraser, rub out the marker and start again. Simply apply Resene Write-on Wall Paint over your existing light coloured wall paint or over your new wall colour. With Resene Write-on Wall Paint there’s no limit to your children’s ideas. Find out more
Resene Write-on Wall Paint
Simply magic
Resene Magnetic Magic is a magnetic base coating that will turn walls into magnetic boards suitable for use with a wide range of magnets. With double the 'attraction' of existing magnetic coatings, this product is loaded with iron oxides for maximum magnetic effect. Find out more...
Resene Paints Magnetic Magic paint
Chalk artist
Resene Blackboard Paint is a premium scrubbable 100% acrylic coating for all types of interior and exterior smooth surfaces where a hardwearing blackboard coating is required. It is easy to apply - in fact the hardest paint is keeping would-be chalk artists away long enough to give the paint time to dry before they start covering it up with chalk! Find out more...
Resene Blackboard paint
Shimmer space
Resene Pearl Shimmer is an acrylic pearlescent glaze ideal for creating sparkled features. Either apply direct to existing painted areas for a shimmer finish or get your local Resene ColorShop or Reseller staff to add a touch of tinter and create unique tow tone effects of solid colour with a shimmery colour topcoat. Find out more...
Get crackled
Create cool cracked finishes - pick your favourite colours and paint one onto the surface. Allow to dry, paint a coat of Resene Crackle Effect then leave to dry. Apply your second favourite colour and stand back and watch while the Resene Crackle Effect shrinks and cracks to reveal the first colour. Seriously cool! Find out more...
Crackle effect paint
Little Treasures
Get inspired with bedroom makeovers from Little Treasures magazine and recreate the look in your own home. Room makeovers are designed for young children and include a range of colours plus clever decorating ideas using products such as Resene Magnetic Magic... more
Ideas from Little Treasures magazine
Play time
Planet Fun have released a toy catalogue that includes examples of Resene KidzColours in use and a vast array of toys and accessories. View the Planet Fun play time catalogue. You will need Acrobat Reader.
Planet Fun play time catalogue
 
Decorating tips and tricks
 
  • Think ahead... kids grow fast and tastes change rapidly. So make sure your plan incorporates options for the future. If you don't mind completely revamping the room in a few years, you can opt for a fully themed room... but be prepared to change it later!

  • Latest trends and fads can be incorporated using cushions, posters, wallpaper borders and toys that can be easily changed as the trends and fads do.

  • Check out what others have done to decorate kid's rooms in the online Resene Decorating inspiration Gallery, Littlies magazine decorating stories, OHbaby magazine decorating stories and Parenting magazine decorating stories and use their ideas as inspiration for your own.

  • Kids tend to spend a lot of time playing on the floor, so opt for soft flooring where possible or ensure rugs have non-slip underlay. Avoid anything too light in colour as the occasional accident is bound to occur!

  • Walls and doors will also be in for a workout so opt for a washable finish such as Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel to make cleaning up marks easy.

  • Check out Resene EzyPaint virtual painting software and try out your favourite colour scheme options without lifting a paintbrush. Available free online or borrow or buy a copy from any Resene ColorShop or Reseller. Resene EzyPaint is suitable for kids to use, provided you don't need the computer back for a while!

  • Always try out the colour scheme you plan to use with Resene testpots just to make sure it's what you want before you start painting all the walls. Buy testpots online or at any Resene ColorShop.

  • And parents, remember kids have firm favourites when it comes to colours - don't be afraid to let them go with their favourites - you may just be surprised how much you like the finish!

  • Don't forget, there are lots of great effects you can create using effects finishes, stamps, sponges and general arts and crafts activities to add wall art, pencil holders and more to the finished room, so let your imagination run wild. Check out our tips on some of the finishes you may like to try out for yourself to get you started.

 
Cool decorating ideas
 

Super stencils
Add your favourite pictures, designs or shapes to the walls and create themed walls in next to now time. Here's how...

Resene Super Stencils
  1. Find or make the stencil you want to use. Stencil pictures can be downloaded from this website, traced onto light cardboard and cut out to get you started. Tape the stencil to the wall using low tack masking tape.
  2. Once you've got your stencil, dip your brush into your chosen paint colour. Dab the brush on a paper towel to get rid of any extra paint then place your brush at the edge of the stencil opening and apply the paint by dabbing the surface lightly or moving the brush in a circular motion.
  3. Repeat step two until you get the colour intensity you desire.
 

You can also stencil using a roller. Instead of step 2 and 3 above...

Resene Super Stencils
  2. Get a small roller, moisten it with water and squeeze it between paper towels to dry the excess water off leaving a very slightly damp roller.
  3. Put a small amount of the paint colour you plan to use on a paper plate or in a flat bottomed low-sided container. Roll the roller through the paint and then onto a clean part of the plate or container (or use a separate sheet of paper) to ensure the paint is distributed evenly on the roller. Roll back and forwards across the cut-out area of the stencil. Make sure you roll in several different directions to get the best coverage.

Check out the Resene stencil library online.

   
Create clouds
Clouds can be a very relaxing finish to any room, making it seem airy and giving something to look at when stuck in bed during the day. To create a cloudy sky, apply a base colour of blue to the full ceiling area and allow to dry. Then use a sponge to lightly apply the white clouds. Dip the sponge in the white paint, then dab onto paper to remove excess paint before applying the sponge to the ceiling. Just add a few clouds at the start and allow to dry - you can always add more clouds later, but it will be much harder to take them away!
How to paint clouds
   

See stripes
Stripes can be a neat effect for a room, allowing you to use two (or even more) favourite colours all over the room.

Paint one colour over the complete area where you wish to create stripes and allow to dry. To create stripes, place low tack masking tape along the edge where you want the stripe to go. Make sure the tape is well pushed down on the edges otherwise the paint will creep underneath it. The best idea is to buy tape that is the same width as the stripes you want to create, as this will make your job easier. Apply as many pieces of tape as you want to create stripes.

Paint the second colour over the exposed area and onto the taped area. Carefully remove the tape before the paint dries.

If you wish to paint wider stripes and can't find wide enough tape, simply place tape down either side of the area where you wish to create stripes and then paint between the two pieces of tape and just slightly onto the taped area. Be careful not to paint beyond the tape. Carefully remove the tape before the paint dries.

How to paint stripes
Super saver
Download this Resene KidzColour moneybox template, paint or colour it in then assemble. Create a row of house moneyboxes - fun to play with and save in.

 

 
Keep busy
 

Resene Art ActionResene arts and crafts activities
Keep little hands busy with Resene arts and crafts activities. Try out the Resene Art Action art & poster, student acrylic and tempera paint range, ideal for kids of all ages. Available in a range of colours. Find out more...

Art projects for kids
Check out the Resene Projects to try - Kid's art for a fun range of art projects perfect for children. Create pet rocks, personalised covers, colourful wrapping paper and more.

Download your favourite testpot character to paintColouring in pages
Try out Resene EzyPaint virtual painting or download your favourite testpot character free. Get testpots of your favourite colours and use them to paint your favourite testpot characters - if you make a mistake you can always print out a new page and start again!

Create your own colour
Have fun creating your own colour on any computer - simply visit the create colour section - adjust the slider to select a basic colour and then click on the big square to see a swatch of that colour. You can create your very own colour, print it out on a colour printer and take it into any Resene ColorShop or Reseller for colour matching.

 
Keep safe
 


Child-safe decorating informationEco-friendly decorating
Learn about the hazards involved in redecorating, including the risks of lead-based paint and solvent odours ad how you can minimise these risks when undertaking your next project - see the Resene low odour eco-friendly way to paint a child's bedroom brochure.

Road safety
RoadSense has worked with Resene to develop Steps to success with footprint stencils and ideas to keep our children safe.

 
Other art ideas and room brighteners
     
painted bed heads
  Ahead a bed
Funky, bold headboards using Resene paints feature in children's bedrooms with the launch of the Tamarillo Tree range of six headboard designs with options for customisation. The brainchild of sisters Carina Sim-Smith and Ping Sim, the headboards are handcrafted and finished in New Zealand. Every headboard is specially matched to the room it is destined for... more
     
Painting Kids Furniture   Arting around
Custom designed to suit parents and their offspring, each piece is lovingly refurbished if it is existing furniture or created anew using local furniture suppliers for the base product then building up the desired design through themed child centric handpainting... more
     
Darren's Designs   Designed to last
Darren’s Designs have designed a range of beautifully hand crafted children's furniture inspired by the magic of childhood and made of solid pine wood and hand built to the highest standards. There are a variety of themes to choose from, they are Rockstar, Rugby, Netball, Football, Princess and Fairies, or create your own theme … more
     
Dollshouse to go   Dollshouse to go
Imagine a dollshouse that can be packed up and moved, taken on holiday or around to a friend's place for the night. This innovative dollshouse comes complete with hinged sides and roof, opening front door and outside deck. It unfolds quickly and easily so is ready to play almost instantly, which is perfect for little children who can't wait to start playing. Best of all it folds up flat so can be stored away safely using the minimum of space or easily sent... more
     
Kids toys
 

Eager beaver
Made from hardwearing 9mm MDF, the kits4kids toys, including the original popular kits4kids fort) simply slide together - no nails, no glue or tools are required. The kits are supplied as bare MDF with optional kits of specially selected Resene testpots available at the time of ordering to suit each of the kits4kids designs... more

     
Easy art ideas   Easy art ideas for kids
Splash some colour and creativeness around your place with these free art ideas. Resene and Mark Rayner have joined forces to provide projects suitable for children of all ages. The four step projects are suitable for young children with adult supervision; the six step projects can be done by older children alone or by younger children with willing adult helpers!  Projects are rated easy to challenging so you can pick a project that suits. More projects will be added every couple of months to keep budding artists busy. To view stories you will need Acrobat Reader... more
     
Jungle themed kids bedroom  

Funky Features
Funky Features specialise in creative designer rooms. If you can dream it they can make it happen. From fantasy to fairies to space and beyond, Funky Features can create a fully themed room to suit your child. They have a list of standard themed children's bedrooms, such as the Castle or Jungle themes shown, or they can create a fully customised experience. The room can become a great learning tool... more

     
Kidscapes wall murals for children's rooms  

Kidscapes
If you lack inspiration when it comes to decorating your child's room, then the extensive Kidscape range of décor products may be just what you need. Combine their options with a little imagination and you can create a room your child will love. Kidscapes also offers customised murals which involves painting original children's murals directly onto walls. Each work is truly unique... more

     
Mindalive  art tutorials   Mindalive
In a departure from a facts and figures based teaching regime, MindAlive nurtures attitude and state of mind to assist students aged over seven to understand the value of learning and gain a thirst for knowledge and skills. Incorporating a range of subjects from which students may select 3-6 tutorials, art is a compulsory element in every student's program... more
     
Morf Mural magnets   Morf mural magnets
Decorate your Resene Magnetic Magic painted wall with Morf Mural Magnets. Initially inspired to create magnets for her son's wall, the one room decorating plan has turned into a business supplying sets of large flat magnets to other parents looking for inspiration. The pieces are designed to be played with on a magnetic area... more
     
painted pinboards   Pin it up
Like many new business ideas, the business of making decorative pinboards started at home with a very large Spiderman creation for a family member in mid 2002 as an easy way for their room to be adorned with favourite art and posters without ruining the fresh Resene Chetwode Blue paintwork. The enthusiastic reaction of friends and visitors made it clear that the idea was the start of something, so more designs were developed over the following months. Resene paint adorns each painted pinboard.... more
     
Cardboard playhouse   Playing with the box
You spend hours choosing just the right child's gift only to have the little one toss it aside in favour of the box! Recognising this happens all too often, Kids Place have created a cardboard playhouse. Simple to assemble, once it is up, kids can decorate it with paints... more
     
New Zealand Childrens Art Clubs   New Zealand Childrens Art Clubs
What would you think about a club where the only rules are "to love art and to be kind to each other" and where everyone must follow these rules, including teachers and parents? These are the rules of the New Zealand Childrens Art Clubs... more
     
Romp artworks  

Romp artworks
Fun, funky and original - those three words sum up the artwork created by Stephanie Swetman to brighten up children's bedrooms and play spaces. Romp artworks works are not only popular with children but also with adults that cannot help to be drawn to popular works... more

     
Rooms 4 Kids   Room 4 Kids
Sheryl Ross, the inspiration behind Room 4 Kids, has always enjoyed creating artistic pieces. After renovating their first home she decided to turn her love of colour and design into a career and did a Diploma in Interior Design. Sheryl takes inspiration from the kids she works with using their favourite colours and themes to transform their rooms into a unique, fun environment... more
     
Children's painted furniture   Wee ones
Aptly named, Smellybottoms.com furniture is designed for young children going through the rigours of potty training. Handpainted from start to finish using a range of colours tinted into Resene paints, each piece is truly unique... more
     
Darzart
  Waste not want not
Creating art from anything is the driving force of Darzart, a mobile Auckland based art factory that has been set up to help teach children the importance of recycling scrap material that would otherwise be designated as rubbish and dumped. Through recycled art classes, children are shown how to recycle waste materials and turn them into works of art.... more
     
Name It Designs customised artwork for children   You name it
Not surprisingly, children love to see their name in print, especially when it is embellished with colour and sparkle, providing the business basis for Name It Designs, who have turned a gift idea from their own children's birthday party gifts into a unique concept in children's art. Each design is a hand painted, mixed media original canvas, an affordable keepsake for all age groups. Designs are based around the personality and interests of each child. Colour is paramount.  From vibrant contrasting colour to the more subtle and sophisticated, each palette fits the person named within. Each design is coloured using Resene testpots... more
     
Resene Art Action   School crafts
Get inspiration for classroom projects for free online from Schoolcrafts... more

Art Action
Resene have developed the Resene Art Action range of student acrylic, art and poster and tempera paints designed for little kids and big kids alike... more
     
Testpot characters
 

Resene TestPot characters

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