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Posted into What's New - July 2014...

Customers are often looking for a quick colour option so knowing the most popular colour means you can suggest colours you know will stand the test of time.

It seems whites and neutrals always fill our top 20 list, but even within those hues there are still constant movements. We’ve seen green edged creams grow in popularity, with three variations of Resene Thorndon Cream now in the top 20.

Blackened whites also leap up the list. Previous favourite Resene Tea is still there with three variants but is knocked off its top perch.

Resene Spanish White and Resene Pearl Lusta are perennial favourites, with three variants of each in the top 20. First launched over 40 years ago in the full strength variant they have been a favourite for many decorators since – an impressive feat when you consider only a few hundred colours were available then and now there are thousands.

Based on testpot sales, the most popular Resene colours are:

Resene Alabaster colour swatch

1. Resene Alabaster

Resene Sea Fog colour swatch

8. Resene Sea Fog

Resene White Pointer colour swatch

15. Resene White Pointer
Resene Black White 2. Resene Black White Resene Spanish White colour swatch 9. Resene Spanish White Resene Half Thorndon Cream 16. Resene Half Thorndon Cream
Resene colour swatch Half Tea 3. Resene Half Tea Resene colour swatch Tea 10. Resene Tea Resene colour swatch Half Pearl Lusta 17. Resene Half Pearl Lusta
Resene colour swatch Half Spanish White 4. Resene Half Spanish White Resene colour swatch Pearl Lusta 11. Resene Pearl Lusta Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta 18. Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta
Resene colour swatch Quarter Tea 5. Resene Quarter Tea Resene colour swatch Rice Cake 12. Resene Rice Cake Resene Merino 19. Resene Merino
Resene colour swatch Quarter Spanish White 6. Resene Quarter Spanish White Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream 13. Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream Resene colour swatch Thorndon Cream 20. Resene Thorndon Cream
Resene Double Alabaster 7. Resene Double Alabaster Resene Half Black White 14. Resene Half Black White    
Click on a Testpot colour name or swatch to see a swatch and information about that colour.

These colours are all included in the Resene Whites & Neutrals colour chart and are part of the Resene Total Colour System featuring thousands of colours. This is a far cry from Resene’s first Wellington factory when only six colours were available.

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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.