Close Give Feedback
Resene Paints - home page
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on Instagram Follow us on YouTube

Black book

From BlackWhite magazine - issue 03, black book

New and notable announcements from across the industry.

Habitat plus decorating and colour trends for 2022

Catch up on the latest colour trends

Need some fresh colour inspiration? The latest release of habitat plus – decorating and colour trends has hit the shelves of Resene ColorShops and selected Resene resellers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best paint and decorating ideas in this habitat plus to help inspire you and your clients to bring out the excellence in your projects with the latest colour and decorating trends. Sorted by colour, mood and theme, it’s easy to find something to suit every style and taste. Plus, it’s chock-full of useful tips, ideas and inspiration on the most relevant trends out there, those that are evolving, and some hints towards what’s coming next. Pick up your free copy at your local Resene ColorShop and selected Resene resellers or view it online.

Start a conversation

Whether building new or renovating, Tailored Artwork’s Real Art Kitchen Splashbacks are unique, custom-designed and architecturally-relevant conversation pieces. Just like this pizza oven surround, each splashback can be designed to incorporate your project’s Resene colour scheme and coordinate with the styling of adjacent decor, cabinetry, hardware, flooring and upholstery. Real Art Kitchen Splashbacks are handpainted by artist Sharron Tancred and sealed behind glass to provide protection from heat and moisture so that your clients can appreciate the artwork’s beauty for many years to come.

Colourful kitchen splashback

Tailormade tables

Auckland furniture makers Mr & Mrs Ward’s new Fluted Bedside Table is the epitome of everything that we love about their designs: versatile and functional yet streamlined and striking. Finished in Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster, this steel-framed piece not only offers customisable choices like standard legs or wall hung options, the dimensions can also be adjusted to fit the space it needs to fill. Plus, you can order it in any Resene colour to suit your project. See more of the company’s gorgeous offerings on their website or get in touch about a bespoke piece designed especially for your needs.

Tailormade tables

Resene coloured kitchen takes home three NKBA awards

It was another stellar year for the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards which saw over 80 high calibre entries submitted showcasing world class design and manufacturing standards. Du Bois Design’s Beachside Bliss design has walls in Resene Half Rice Cake and a ceiling in Resene Eighth Rice Cake and took home the Supreme Kitchen Runner-Up Award, Creative Excellence Kitchen Design Award and Outstanding Renovation Kitchen Award. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners.

Wallpaper design 1

Wallpaper design 2

Wallpaper design 3

Wallpaper design 4

Designs by (from left to right) Natalie Colville, Elizabeth Buxton, Isobel Gabites and Andrea Bentley.

Repeat Design

Winner: Natalie Colville
Runner-up: Elizabeth Buxton
Runner-up: Isobel Gabites
Runner-up: Andrea Bentley

Photo Mural

Winner: Jade Gillies
Runner-up: Fleur Jackson
Runner-up: Theresa Turner

Scalable Design

Winner: Alana Mays
Runner-up: Suné Malot

Keen to create your own wallpaper? Upload your image or design into Resene WallPrint, choose your wall size and get your design printed into strips of wallpaper that are ready to hang. It’s an ideal way to add some personality into retail and hospitality spaces, offices and homes.

Interior Awards winners announced

Compelling civic spaces to workplaces of the future, people-centred homes and more: eight projects and one up-and-coming designer were honoured at this year’s Interior Awards, which were held in Auckland. Jury convenor and interior editor for Architecture NZ, Amanda Harkness, said that after some enthusiastic debate, the projects which prevailed were those that demonstrated collaboration, authenticity, craftsmanship, inclusiveness and, above all, impeccable design. Harkness was joined on the jury this year by Rufus Knight (Director, Knight Associates), Sarah Bryant (Workplace Strategist and Interior Designer, Peddlethorp), Raukura Turei (Architect, Monk Mackenzie) and Craig Moller (Director, Moller Architects).

Interior awards

Scion by RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects features Resene Colorwood Rock Salt, Resene Bokara Grey, Resene Rice Cake, Resene Black and Resene Aquaclear. Image by Patrick Reynolds.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners, with an extra nod to these projects that feature Resene products:

Need to find a Resene colour fast?

Have you seen something you like the colour of and want to know what the closest Resene colour is? Or perhaps you or your client have found a favourite and want to get a quick idea of how it will look on the wall? Resene DIY DecoratAR can do all this and more. Simply download Resene DIY DecoratAR from the Apple App store and use its handy tools to search the Resene colour library, save favourites into custom colour collections, colour match to your surroundings, calculate how much paint you need for a project and more.

Waxing and waning

Faye Chadburn’s award-winning mural, ‘Circalunar Rhythm,’ has recently been unveiled on Percy Road opposite Papamoa Beach in Tauranga. The mural is part of this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Nature Murals Competition. Faye’s design draws attention to how the rhythms in nature are becoming less and less relevant in our modern lives, with less of us living from the land or patterns of the seasons. With whimsical and thought-provoking patterns, the mural raises awareness of how the ocean tides and the lunar cycles are slowly slipping away from daily thought. Find all of the top ten winning designs on the Keep New Zealand Beautiful website.

Resene DIY DecoratAR app
Need to find a Resene colour fast?

Award winning mural
Waxing and waning

Smooth operator

You may be familiar with the Resene AquaLAQ range, which includes a waterborne system from sealer to colour coat to clear coat that’s Environmental Choice approved and perfect for kitchen and bathroom joinery and furniture. But now, it’s also available in a soft feel finish. Resene AquaLAQ Soft Touch can be applied over Resene AquaLAQ Colour Coat to provide a unique soft feel, smooth finish that is highly resistant to unsightly fingerprints and other marks. The soft touch finish ensures cabinet doors and furniture stays looking fresh and clean for longer. Formulated with optimised stain resistance, hiding power, toughness, a satin-smooth and cleanable matte finish, Resene AquaLAQ Soft Touch (seen above in Resene Porter) is ideal for use on ‘push to open’ cabinet doors and drawers, as well as large joinery surfaces.

Resene AquaLAQ range in kitchen

Resene AquaLAQ range in kitchen 2

Resene Porter

Habitat issue 35 is available now

The spring/summer issue of habitat by Resene is a special one. To celebrate Resene’s 75th anniversary, you’ll find a wide range of refreshing ideas from timeless classic design styles that never go out of style to exterior inspiration and bright ideas for using paint to entertain guests and the kids. It’s a must-have issue for anyone looking for inspiration for their next home project. Copies are available from Resene ColorShops and select resellers or view it online.

Making waves

Sometimes a little texture is all you need to transform a space. Instead of being a printed pattern, the subtle wave design of Resene Wallpaper Collection E395853 is raised to give walls, ceilings or other surfaces a luxurious tactility. Try it with adjacent walls in Resene Half New Denim Blue and timber stained in Resene Colorwood Meranti.

Habitat 35 Magazine
Habitat issue 35 is available now

Textured wavy wallpaper
Making waves


BlackWhite magazine

This is a magazine created for the industry, by the industry and with the industry – and a publication like this is only possible because of New Zealand and Australia's remarkably talented and loyal Resene specifiers and users.

If you have a project finished in Resene paints, wood stains or coatings, whether it is strikingly colourful, beautifully tonal, a haven of natural stained and clear finishes, wonderfully unique or anything in between, we'd love to see it and have the opportunity to showcase it. Submit your projects online or email You're welcome to share as many projects as you would like, whenever it suits. We look forward to seeing what you've been busy creating.

Earn CPD reading this magazine – If you're a specifier, earn ADNZ or NZRAB CPD points by reading BlackWhite magazine. Once you've read an issue request your CPD points via the CPD portal for ADNZ (for NZ architectural designers) or NZRAB (for NZ architects).

Return to BlackWhite, issue 03


Order online now:
Testpots | Paints | Primers and Sealers | Stains | Clears | Accessories

Get inspired Get inspired ! Subscribe      Get saving Get saving ! Apply for a DIY card

Resene Paints Ltd

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!

Resene Paints Ltd   –

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on Instagram Follow us on YouTube
Videos on how to paint and stain your house

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

What's new | Specifiers | Painters | DIYers | Artists | Kids | Sitemap | Home | TOP ⇧