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Habitat plus - veranda romance

In a rural setting, nothing beats the languor and romance of an old colonial villa surrounded by deep verandas.

After a hard day’s work, to be able to sit with a beer or a cuppa and look out over the land; to find shade from the sun or shelter from the rain – there’s nothing as handy as a veranda. Other classic features on this old villa are the steeply gabled roof and the dormer windows. Together with the veranda, in paint scheme terms, they mean one thing – that the roof colour will dominate any scheme.

Topping it off: The Resene Summit Roof paint range is a collection of hugely appealing classic colours from traditional warm reds through to cool greys. Many of the colours also come in the Resene CoolColour™ formulation to reflect the heat of our strong sun. See the Resene Roof Systems colour chart.

Four colour panel
The grey roof is the dominate
1.The robust and honest tones of a Resene Mid Grey roof are the dominant feature of this scheme. The colour sits between the rawness of the land and the elegance of the home’s shapes. Joining it, weatherboards in Resene Midwinter Mist form a restful partnership, while trims in Resene Half Pearl Lusta are a classic finishing touch. Resene Driftwood stain warms the veranda boards.
An earthy look rural landscape
2.This look is decidedly of the earth, in a soothing tonal scheme of complex dense browns. Starting at the bottom this time, the weathered warm grey of Resene Riverstone transforms the deck. Resene Half Sea Fog with its misty tinge of black-edged white is used on the fascia board, windows and french doors, while Resene Triple White Pointer is a mid-toned brew of grey beige for the weatherboards. Earthy grey Resene Gauntlet is used on the roof.
Some smokier colour choices for a rural landscape
3.This is a smokier scheme, tinged with the faint golden greens of drought-stricken grass. Centring around posts and weatherboards painted in Resene Ash, a complex soft green, it then has windows and french doors in the dusty near-white of Resene Quarter Joanna. The fascia board and veranda boards are in the lightly smoked understated grey of Resene Castle Rock. Capping it all off on the roof is the deep clean grey of Resene Steel Grey.
Dark roof scheme for a rural landscape
4.The stark and serious depths of Resene Coast makes a solid statement on the roof of this scheme, while the pale warm hemp tones of Resene Quarter Sisal are used on the posts and fascias. In tune with the rural setting, the limestone beige of Resene Coral blows across the weatherboards – it’s a strong, dusty shade. Warming the entire arrangement with its golden brown, spicy look is Resene Nutmeg from the Resene Woodsman exterior stains range used on the veranda boards.

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Updated 2/17

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