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It’s only natural – how the outdoors affects our indoors

The colours and patterns of nature have always found a way into our homes... more

10 October, 2018

Global roaming from your armchair

Travel is just one of the ways styles and traditions from other cultures make their way into our homes... more

20 September, 2018

Colours that make you smile

There is nothing quite like opening the front door of your home and feeling your whole mood lift ... more

19 September, 2018

The warming of whites

For many years, the go-to whites of the decorating world have been clean, cool and dense. Now, that’s changing. Whites are becoming warmer... more

28 June, 2018

Cosy up the Colour

Escape from the icy outdoors and hibernate with these cosy interior ideas this winter... more

10 June, 2018

Decking out a home office

When it comes to design, creating an environment that ensures productivity is key... more

22 July, 2017

Tips for updating your laundry room

An overhaul can be beneficial not only for added functionality but to create a more soothing, less dreary mood... more

26 June, 2017

Decorating your kitchen

Wondering what colour to paint your kitchen? Look to the current trends for inspiration... more

15 April, 2017

Dark paint or light paint for a small room? That’s the ultimate question for small-space dwellers... more

09 April, 2017

Top bathroom decorating trends

Today’s bathrooms are all about luxury and high-end design. Follow these four trends to bring your dream bathroom to life... more

13 March, 2017

How to hold onto summer all year round with colour

Here's a little inspiration to get you started on a new interior design colour scheme to enjoy that summery feeling throughout the year... more

09 February, 2017

5 decorating tips for couples moving in together

Blending different home decorating ideas, contrasting colour personalities, and favourite furniture isn't easy but it can be done... more

31 January, 2017

How to find inspiration for your home colour palette

Colour is the secret to setting the mood and having a cohesive style and flow throughout your home... more

27 January, 2017

7 colours minimalists will love

For anyone with a deep love of simple colour palettes, these shades could lift a design from sterile to cosy, without compromising the minimalist style... more

25 January, 2017

4 ideas for decorating your teenager’s bedroom

Use the following four themes as inspiration for tastefully unique teenage bedroom designs... more

24 January, 2017

Orange is the new black: How to use this vibrant hue in your home

Learn how to use this vibrant hue in your home. Orange could be the perfect addition... more

17 January, 2017

3 paint colours that can help you sell your home

Here are three of the top paint colours that may help you seal the deal... more

15 January, 2017

4 fun DIY projects for your summer break

Summer is the perfect time to get a little crafty, and there is a huge range of fun projects for you to try... more

20 December, 2016

Top paint colour matches for wooden flooring

Here are some of the top paint colours to try in your home to accentuate those timbers!... more

18 December, 2016

How to make the most of colour in kids' bedrooms

Don't be afraid to embrace colour, says interior designer Anna Cuthbert from Cuthbert Interiors, because every time you look at it you'll feel good... more

15 December, 2016

Top tips for a tiptop paint finish outside

Planning to paint outside? There are plenty of ways to improve your home with paint... more

13 December, 2016

The do’s and don’ts of selecting a new colour scheme for your home

There are so many things to think about when picking out a new paint colour scheme at home, so we've simplified it all with a few easy do's and don'ts... more

07 December, 2016

DIY not as tough as it looks

According to Resene specialists, following a few simple guidelines will help ensure painting efforts are effective, lasting and importantly, safe... more

16 November, 2016

What to do with your kid’s old bedroom

Have your kids flown the coop? If so, you can probably stop holding on to their old bedroom and find a better use for it... more

31 October, 2016

How can painting your home be relaxing?

Picking out paint is a chance to invite a little bit of freshness into your home, and as long as you take your time, you can find the process quite relaxing... more

10 October, 2016

The colours we choose to surround ourselves with are indeed indicative of our true selves... more

20 September, 2016

How to paint when there are pets in the house

If you don't want your animals to traipse through your work zone then check out these tips on how to paint with pets... more

27 July, 2016

History of the world’s favourite colour: Blue

Why is blue the most well-liked colour worldwide? Read on to learn about the story behind blue's popularity... more

22 July, 2016

4 tips DIY home decorators wish they’d gotten before remodelling

When taking interior designing into your own hands, then you need to check out these four tips before you get started to achieve maximum energy... more

16 July, 2016

Is it your diet, or your decor?

Believe it or not, but the tones we see in everyday life have a big impact on the subconscious. And one of those impacts includes appetite... more

30 June, 2016

What does the colour of your front door say about you?

The psychology behind the colours we choose to incorporate into our lives can be reflective of our natural character... more

24 June, 2016

Using colour for health and wellbeing

Certain colours are known to influence our wellbeing and stimulate positive emotional responses... more

19 June, 2016

Feature walls

There’s no quicker, easier or more affordable way to make a statement in a room than to give it a coat of brightly coloured paint... more

23 April, 2016

Bringing out the best in your home

Learn how to bring out the best in your villa, bungalow or character home with paint... more

17 April, 2016

How to use plants to help your interior look green and stay clean

Have you ever considered adding plants to your interior design to help freshen up the air?... more

01 April, 2016

When is the best time of the year for renovations?

Are you considering a few updates around the house in the next 12 months? Take a look at our guide to decide when is best for you... more

27 March, 2016

Japanese-inspired home design

Clean wooden floors, smooth bamboo furniture and a harmonised space – these are all vital essentials of a Japanese-inspired home design... more

20 March, 2016

The top 10 reasons to try wallpaper

While painting can be plenty of fun and will undoubtedly look great, check out these 10 reasons to consider wallpaper, instead.... more

14 March, 2016

3 new ways to use old paint

Instead of letting them gather dust, here are a few ways to use up that old paint!... more

10 March, 2016

Innovative uses for ordinary household items

Find extremely creative uses for ordinary household items that give your home a rustic, homely but contemporary feel... more

02 March, 2016

How to make pack-up time fun with your kids

Take advantage of our special purpose product range to help you encourage efficient pack-up time... more

26 January, 2016

How to make a small kitchen appear larger with Resene paints

With your Resene paint colour choices you can liven up your kitchen and make it appear more spacious than it is... more

15 January, 2016

Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year

Learn how to incorporate Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year with Resene... more

14 January 2016

So, what are the best 10 things people would ideally like in a home?... more

19 December, 2015

Christmas DIY gift ideas!

Show off your Santa workshop skills with these DIY gift ideas!... more

25 November, 2015

DIY Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags

Ho ho ho! Learn how to make your own Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags... more

21 November, 2015

Bring the magic of Monet to your space this spring

Infuse a botanical essence into your home without being too stereotypical. Look to one of the great masters of Impressionism, Claude Monet... more

12 November, 2015

Spotlight on nautical inspiration for Spring

Here we take a look at some refreshing ideas for spring that can vitalise your space... more

10 November, 2015

Top 3 wallpaper worthy views to photograph on your travels

With Resene WallPrint, you can transform your photos into a custom designed wallpaper, giving them pride of place in your home... more

05 November, 2015

10 paint colours inspired by Guy Fawkes fireworks

Bring Guy Fawkes home without the fire hazards by painting your walls in these colours... more

20 October, 2015

3 fun DIY paint ideas for a breakfast in bed tray

A handy breakfast-in-bed tray goes a long way, and there are ways to revitalise the simple tray into a work of art using DIY paint methods... more

12 October, 2015

Zen zone

Prioritise your health by designing a meditation room... more

22 September, 2015

Halloween inspired paint colours

Boo! Do you dare to see 5 paint colours inspired by Halloween?... more

19 September, 2015

What are good spots for adding a pop of colour?

We often read in interior design magazines or decorating recommendation books that a 'pop' of colour is a great way to breathe some life into a space... more

17 September, 2015

Feeling blue from lack of creativity?

If you feel like banging your head against the table from lack of creative inspiration, looking at the colour blue might prove to be just what's needed... more

16 September, 2015

Bohemian beachy bach

Revamp your holiday home with the latest trend in interior design: Boho-chic?... more

15 September, 2015

How can you make your desk space healthier?

Here are some tips for setting up your desk space with health and wellness in mind... more

11 September, 2015

Colours for a tea party

Here are fifteen paint colours that the Mad Hatter would love for a tea party... more

10 September, 2015

Blending masculine and feminine styles

From raw industrial design to feminine floral chic, everyone has different tastes. How do you appeal to two different taste aesthetics?... more

08 September, 2015

Latest trends in master ensuite bathroom decor

You'll be blown away by the relaxing styles that are being embraced by interior designers, making the ensuite an indulgent and calming space... more

25 August, 2015

How to mix and match vintage and modern

One of the latest interior design trends is to mix and match the old with the new in a tasteful way... more

23 August, 2015

Va va vroom: How to do up your garage

Feel welcomed into your home, sweet home from the second you park your car... more

06 August, 2015

Colours for the elderly

Determining which shade of paint best suits a specific space should be done not only by considering the area and its particular use but the individuals who will be using it as well... more

07 August, 2015

Colour me silly

Designing or decorating a playroom is a great way to offer a space that not only lets kids be kids and have some fun playtime, but also helps them learn and grow... more

01 August, 215

Five tips for decorating an apartment

With these five decorating ideas and interior design tips, you might just fall in love with your ex-shoebox apartment... more

30 July, 2015

 Regional colour trends

Travel from region to region and country to country and you’ll often find slight variations in colour preferences... more

19 July, 2015

Bring out the best in your bathroom

With bathrooms you can afford to be a little more courageous with colour... more

18 June, 2015

Colours for teenagers

Sophisticated patterns and colour palettes are more appealing, and as they hit their mid teens, children, especially boys, start to show a preference for darker colours.... more

08 December, 2014

Choosing the right curtains for your home

Originally designed for purely practical reasons, curtains are a key part of your room's colour scheme... more

29 October, 2014

Colours in the work environment

Studies have shown that the colour on our office walls can have a significant impact on our productivity and wellbeing... more

10 September, 2014

Masculine style

A style that represents strong, no-fuss lines, deep colour tones and finespun fabrics... more

06 July, 2014

Power of colour

Colour has the power to transform not only our homes but the way we feel. It can stimulate or subdue, motivate or mollify... more

13 June, 2014

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