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Habitat plus - adaptable neutrals

The need for versatility in a shared world.

Not all tastes are created equal. Not everyone likes the same style of interiors but in an increasingly shared world, we need to find common ground. The easiness and versatility of neutral colours is the answer. Whether it’s a chalky white, serious grey, toasty beige or inky black, the many neutral paint colours provide an adaptable backdrop for the demands and tastes of many.

As a pliable element in any scheme, neutrals allow you to be free with your other colours choices and your home’s style direction. Let each member of your household add their own touches against a neutral and forgiving palette. It’s freedom for all.

Check out the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection for the most popular Resene neutrals to get you started.

An interior an exterior neutral colour scheme
Left: Black and white are a classic combination. This is Resene Alabaster and Resene Colorwood Pitch Black stained walls, with accessories in Resene Delta, Resene Quarter Delta, Resene All Black and Resene Kensington Grey.

Right: Neutrals come into their own on exterior schemes with Resene Masala, Resene Half Taupe Grey and Resene Fuscous Grey on this house designed by hungerford+edmunds architects.

Left: Resene neutrals are wide ranging, like this Resene Tasman with its hint of dusky green, teamed with ceilings in Resene Eighth Rice Cake. Designed by Emma Morris Architecture.

Right: A bedroom with walls and roughly painted chipboard headboard in Resene Sea Fog, and a floor in Resene Gumboot. Complements of Homestyle magazine.

Neutral kitchen and living room - contemporary design
A contemporary interior by Nobbs Radford Architects using Resene Quarter Rice Cake and Resene Armadillo.

Try Resene versatile mid greys – Resene Half Grey Chateau, Resene Half Raven, Resene Triple White Pointer. Or favourite whites, from cool to warm – Resene Alabaster, Resene Sea Fog, Resene Quarter Spanish White.


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