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From the Resene News – issue 3/2003

No chance of eviction - Big Brother house

Occupants of the Big Brother house, the Australian virtual reality show were evicted week by week until just one remained. Keeping them company throughout the three month stay were a myriad of Resene paint colours.

Southern Star Endemol Productions wanted to spice up the BB House and separate it from its paler predecessors. Keen to use bright colours to add this spice, they shunned local Australian paint suppliers and turned to Resene, New Zealand's largest privately owned manufacturer and retailer of paints. All colours were swiftly selected from the Resene The Range.

Big Brother house

Selecting bolder combinations than many would dare to dream of, the diary rooms jumped off the screen in hues of Resene Vesuvius (bright orange), Resene Retro (deep teal) and Resene Lipstick (bright pink).

Big Brother house

With 2.2 million Australian eyes glued to the screen on opening night, Resene colours are being soaked in on both sides of the Tasman. See your local Resene ColorShop or see the Resene paint used on TV shows section of this website for full details of the BB style file. But beware, Big Brother just may be watching!


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