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If a wallpaper design takes your fancy but isn't quite the right colour or scale, or if the pattern is no longer available, how about interpreting it in paint?

We've replicated the look of some favourite Resene Wallpaper Collection designs as paint projects.

Making sponge print wallpaper

Sponge print wallpaper design

Sponge print wallpaper design

Clever mimicry of Resene Wallpaper Collection 34244-2 and 34244-3 using Resene Half White Pointer and Resene Triple Friar Greystone sponge prints on a Resene Quarter Friar Greystone wall. The pots are painted in Resene Quarter Friar Greystone and Resene Triple Friar Greystone, the ladder has a distressed effect using Resene Half White Pointer and the floorboards are in Resene Colorwood Greywash.


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Painting black and white stripes to mimic wallpaper

Black and white wallpaper design

This stripe design was inspired by Resene Wallpaper Collection 377133. The background is Resene Nero and the stripes are in Resene Double Sea Fog.


updated May 2021
Habitat plus - wallpaper


Please place your wallpaper orders allowing plenty of time as there may be delays and some items may be unavailable. Samples are available in selected designs. Ask our Resene ColorShop team for assistance. Please view your favourites in store.

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