Resene has an extensive range of colour tools available to help you choose the right colours for your project.
Below is a selection of our current Resene paint colour charts. You can also view these colours and more information about them and save and download swatches in our online colour swatch library.
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* Woodsman Cedar Natural Wood Oil – coming soon Summer 2023/24
Preorder your colour chart now by emailing us at email@example.com with your name, address and "Resene Woodsman Cedar Natural Wood Oil chart order" in the subject line.
Limited edition colour charts
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Resene Blackest Black
Resene's darkest colour offering yet!
We Speak Beach
Wash hues for interior timber
Colour perception is affected by many factors, including the size of the sample viewed. Generally the bigger the sample, the easier it is to distinguish the colour. That's why we recommend using all of a Resene testpot on an A2 card to view the true colour. To make this even easier, for the most popular Resene colours, we have created Resene BigColour, a large A2 sized paint swatch… just like a drawdown except it's around four times larger. The Resene BigColour swatch can be moved around the space to be painted and folded into the corners to see how it will look on adjacent walls. To imagine how a colour would look on all four walls, turn the large colour sample so the colour is innermost and join the ends so it becomes a cylinder shape. Then look down into the cylinder for the full colour effect.
Resene BigColour swatches are available for ordering from Resene ColorShops. Resene paint colours are also available in A4 drawdown paint swatches, Resene testpots and a selection of colours are available in repositionable self-adhesive Resene Testpatches so you can place the colour on the wall.
You can also create your own big colour swatch at home. A2 cardboard is available from Resene ColorShops, which you can paint with two coats using a Resene testpot. Leave an unpainted border around the edge. Once dry move it around in the area you plan to see whether the colour suits your plans.
See how colours look in home and room settings – simply choose A4 colour samples from our in store colour library and place them behind the Resene Colour View picture of your choice. The paint colour shows through the clear areas of the picture so you can see how that paint colour would look in that room or area. It's a quick and easy way to try out a whole range of colour options in store. Then once you've picked your favourites, get some Resene testpots to try out at your place. Try out Resene Colour View at your local Resene ColorShop and selected resellers.