Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84exterior colour tips Greyed off, muted colours are often best for exteriors, blending well with both natural and urban elements. Clear, bright colours can look garish. Remember that colours will always look lighter in our strong sunlight. Use a Resene testpot to try out your choices on various sides of the house (sunny and shady). Paint a sample on card so it’s easy to move around. Many new claddings come with warrantees that specify the LRV (light reflectance value) of the paint colour to be used. Black absorbs all light so has an LRV of 0%; pure white reflects all light so has an LRV of 100%. To find the LRV of your chosen colour, simply look on the reverse of the card, or in the online Resene colour library, Ask the staff at your Resene ColorShop or reseller for help if you have any doubts. While cedar cladding can be left to slowly turn grey this leaves it exposed to the weather. If you want to keep a natural look, stain it using the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range. Visit your local Resene ColorShop to see the colours on various types of timber from pine, to hardwoods and cedar. Remember to include existing elements like the aluminium joinery and roof colour in your colour scheme. If you can’t change either (or have any colour scheme query), send a photograph and details to the Resene free colour consultancy service at, or book an appointment with a Resene colour expert. Left and above: Houses of the 1970s were a mixed bag of styles and cladding. This clinker brick house has been reborn with a lot of imagination and hard work. The owners painstakingly chiselled off the raised parts of the brick before painting them in Resene Bokara Grey. Owner Urszula Sherrell then painted one wall of the entranceway in Resene Triple Sea Fog as a break from the dark colour. To match the copper spouting, she then experimented with a mix of Resene Bokara Grey and Resene Milk Chocolate for the right shade to paint the entrance pergola. See more ideas for exteriors at or Resene Milk Chocolate When you’re planning dark exterior colours, choose Resene CoolColour paints or stains Resene Bokara Grey before before 63 exteriors