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Pretty in pink

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Feb 2011 finalist

Jane and William Teasdale often look outside to discover people photographing their pretty pink home.

Exterior pink detail

Jane and William Teasdale often look outside to discover people photographing their pretty pink home. Painted in Resene Clam Shell with Resene Soapstone on the trims, the historic 1860s cottage in Nelson regularly captures the attention of those passing by. “The cottage is often admired and it is not unusual to find people taking photos outside our gate,” Jane says. “Resene Clam Shell looks so sweet on the cottage and when my garden is in bloom it is a lovely sight. We feel very happy with the result.”

exterior pink and garden
Left: Resene Clam Shell is the perfect pink for this cute cottage. The trims are Resene Soapstone. Top right Consider the colours in your garden when choosing an exterior paint. Below right Jane Teasdale says people often photograph her picturesque home.

Make an impact

When you’re choosing colours for the exterior of your home, it’s always good to consider what else is around your home – such as your garden – to ensure that the colours you choose harmonise with the surrounding environment.

Also, paint gloss levels can also play a big part in how your home looks. If you want the colours to appear clean and bright, opt for a high gloss like Resene Hi-Glo, which will also be easy to clean. If you are looking for something subtle, then try a low sheen finish like Resene Lumbersider.

If you can’t decide between a gloss or low sheen finish you can choose a semi-gloss like Resene Sonyx 101, which is easier to clean than a low sheen but not as bright as a full gloss.

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