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Top twenty colours

The Resene Top 20 colours features a range of popular Resene whites and neutrals, ideal for your projects inside and out accented by stronger and brighter hues to lift the colour scheme.

Based on sales, the most popular Resene colours are...

Resene Black White
no. 1
Resene Black White
N93-005-100
 

A calcite grey white, chalky and soft.

Resene Alabaster
no. 2
Resene Alabaster
N96-006-099
 

A near white with a light blackened edge.

Resene Half Black White
no. 3
Resene Half Black White
N94-004-096
 

A cool white with a mysterious shadowy edge to it.

Resene Double Alabaster
no. 4
Resene Sea Fog
N92-005-100
 

A versatile white with a hint of grey, best used with muted rather than bright colours.

Resene Double Alabaster
no. 5
Resene Double Alabaster
N95-004-106
 

A bisque white, delicately shaded towards grey.

Resene Quarter Black White
no. 6
Resene Quarter Black White
N96-004-100
 

A white with a nebulous hint of grey hiding in its depths.

White Pointer
no. 7
Resene White Pointer
N89-007-087
 

A diffused neutral - stark off-white with a hint of black.

Resene Half White Pointer
no. 8
Resene Half White Pointer
N91-005-090
 

A shadow of grey, white and taupe, genteel and well mannered.

Resene Rice Cake
no. 9
Resene Rice Cake
G94-010-092
 

A sharp clean yellow white, tasty with strong colours.

Resene Half Sea Fog
no. 10
Resene Half Sea Fog
N94-005-102
 

A a barely there black edged white.

Resene Quarter Tea
no. 11
Resene Quarter Tea
Y89-010-084
 

A muted softly complex beige.

Resene Half Alabaster
no. 12
Resene Half Alabaster
N97-003-099
 

A hint of blackened white, an understated backdrop.

Resene Merino
no. 13
Resene Merino
Y91-009-076
 

A light and versatile off-white with a green oxide undertone.

Resene Black
no. 14
Resene Black
N24-000-098
 

An ebonised lamp black.

Resene Half Tea
no. 15
Resene Half Tea
Y85-015-083
 

A lightened complex dirty neutral.

Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream
no. 16
Resene Double Black White
N90-005-099
 

A shadow of moody greyed white, deliberate and dense.

Resene Half Rice Cake
no. 17
Resene Half Rice Cake
N95-007-092
 

A clean starchy white with the tiniest touch of yellow in it.

Resene Half Spanish White
no. 18
Resene Half Spanish White
Y91-020-082
 

A popular everchanging neutral.

Resene Quarter Spanish White
no. 19
Resene Quarter Spanish White
Y93-015-083
 

A light everchanging neutral.

Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream
no. 20
Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream
N94-007-096
 

A sharp white with an inkling of green hidden within.

See the Resene Whites & Neutrals colour chart and The Range Whites & Neutrals for a great range of popular Resene whites and neutrals hues.

When choosing neutrals, one quick way to create a colour scheme is to choose strengths of the same colour, such as full strength on the walls, double strength on the doors (helps to hide fingermarks) and eighth or quarter strength on the ceiling.

Vary the sheen level surface to surface to accentuate the colour differences. Try Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen on walls, Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel on trims and joinery and Resene SpaceCote Flat on ceilings.

Always try out your colours using a Resene testpot in the area you plan to paint before you start your painting project - that’s the best way to confirm the colour looks right before you start painting. You can also can order drawdowns online.

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