Resene Paints - home page
Decorating inspiration gallery

Warm warm warm

Having lived in the 'Riveria of Antarctica' for several years the driving motif for the renovation of the interior of the McGee's 1913 Dunedin house was simple - make it warm! They wanted a house that not only radiated heat but had strong saturated colours to provide a solid backdrop to the pictures produced by the two resident artists.

Interior Photos

The McGees headed straight to the Resene The Range 2003 and found the perfect combination of colours with ease. One step into the house and visitors are greeted by the warmth of Resene Saffron. This friendly yellow flows through the house connecting the hallways with the exciting Resene Lusty in the lounge and dining room and the more serene Resene Greenback in the bedroom.

To unite all these strong Resene colours they chose the rich cream of Resene Givry for window and door trims and skirting boards.

To unite all these strong colours they chose the rich cream of Resene Givry for window and door trims and skirting boards. The ceilings were kept light but still warm with Resene Dutch White.

The bathroom was once a dreary room with almond fittings but it was transformed by a combination of Resene Givry and the luscious Resene Zibibbo.

Resene Saffron flows through the house connecting the bright colours.

Thanks to little more than a coat of paint a dowdy old house has been transformed into a vibrant retreat, always warm no matter what the weather.

Walls Lounge and dining room Ceilings Window, door trims and skirting boards

Resene Dutch White
Resene Saffron Resene Lusty Resene Dutch White Resene Givry
Bedroom Bathroom Bathroom  
Resene Greenback Resene Givry Resene Zibibbo  

Inspiration gallery 2003
Thanks to Ian.



Decorating inspiration gallery
Click on the links below to view more great home decorating ideas and colour schemes for home interiors and exteriors.


Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos