Resene Paints - home page

Fourth finalist

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - 2016/2017 finalist

Crisp white walls with doors in different colours create a fun-loving home for this family of five.

Resene Colour Home Award article

To allow their eclectic mix of possessions to take centre stage, Alison and Callum Dixon chose a calming colour palette for their Castor Bay, Auckland home. All-white walls in Resene Sea Fog were lifted by coloured doors. “Painting our doors was an easy way to inject colour and personality into the house,” Alison explains. Violet, 5, and Rita, 3, chose the turquoise brilliance of Resene Dali for their shared bedroom. One-year-old Fred’s door was painted in Resene Nocturnal, a deep grey, as was the space under the stairs in the girls’ room. Alison and Callum chose pretty, pink Resene Cornflower for their bedroom door and Resene Bingo, a vivid green, for the front door.

Left: The soft grey of Resene Eighth Friar Grey was used to highlight the texture of the brick fireplace.

Left: Outside, the weatherboards were painted in Resene White Pointer and the fence in Resene Bokara Grey with CoolColour technology. “Using neutral colours allowed our newly landscaped garden to stand out,” says Alison.

Resene shades to try...


Download a PDF of this article

Colour Home Awards
View more projects from the finalists and winners of the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards competition.

View more

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

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.

View Videos