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From Habitat magazine - issue 34

New products and ideas for the home...

You'll be floored

you'll be floored

Your visitors will be hard-pressed to guess that Oakland Engineered hard flooring isn't the real deal. Available now from Harrisons, this French oak floor is engineered with genuine wood, giving it natural appeal, authentic texture and timber grain, strength, durability and ease of installation thanks to insta clic® technology. It even includes a Wearguard® layer for extra resistance for whatever your family's life throws at it. Learn more at

Cosy up

cosy up with Resene colour

Ever had trouble trying to find bedlinen, towels or cushions to go with your Resene paint colour? Coordinating your home is a whole lot easier with a new range of Resene Living bedlinen, towels and cushions inspired by favourite Resene colours. The collection includes a clever colour block effect to add just the right amount of accent colour to liven up your home's décor. Pair Resene Living Astra Alabaster with on-trend wall colours Resene Korma, Resene Dark Buff and Resene Alabaster for this cosy contemporary look. Available at Briscoes stores, browse the collection at

Smouldering style

smouldering style

Dramatic off-black wall colours, such as Resene Double Foundry, are a hot trend for living rooms for their ability to create a ‘cocoon-like' feel. Layer it with classic blue, navy and terracotta coloured items from Nood's brand new sophisticated collection, including the Dante corner sofa, Arthur side and coffee tables, Blue Leaves framed canvas, Spinner vase, Monty Shag rug, Vila Fringe cushion and Bough cushion for a smoky, sultry look. See more of Nood's new releases in store and online at

Kitchen style

kitchen style

Colour savvy chefs will love the Resene Living range of aprons, oven mitts, pot holders and tea towels. The Georgie design features a classic striped cotton print inspired by fun and fashionable Resene colours. Plus, they're fully machine washable, making clean-up a breeze. See the gorgeous colour combinations we've cooked up at Briscoes

Pretty as a picture

pretty as a picture

The Resene Kent Wallpaper Collection features picturesque wallpapers that evoke the English gardens once designed by British artist William Kent. Like a carefully crafted painted canvas, each design features elegant lines with fine detail. Resene Wallpaper Collection DGKEN2011 features a romantic yet refreshing collage of florals so you can enjoy the best of Mother Nature indoors year round. Available from Resene ColorShops,

Step up your storage game

step up your storage game

Lacking in the height department? Take storage to new levels with a SPACE STEP cabinet application from Blum. Giving you access to higher storage in wall cabinets like AVENTOS HK top, it fits in with the space-saving design trend to ‘build up, not out'. SPACE STEP boosts the quality of living throughout the entire home, not just in the kitchen while bringing multi-functionality to cabinet plinths, creating extra storage space in the toe kick of the furniture. Find SPACE STEP, along with many more innovative solutions at

In the frame

in the frame

The latest in industrial style, the Frame collection by Progetto includes an innovative range of mirrors that are highly practical and complement any bathroom or home environment, with their black framing. The new Arch and Pill shape mirrors are the latest addition to the collection, which already includes a full range of rectangular and round black framed mirrors. These on-trend designs are available in a range of sizes, making them the perfect addition to your unique bathroom or home. See the collection at

Don't let your paint catch a cold

don't let your paint catch a cold

Painting in winter can be challenging with the cold temperatures and humidity from wet weather slowing drying time and potentially affecting the finish. The tech experts at Resene have a solution – Resene Wintergrade paints and Resene Wintergrade Additive designed to dry in temperatures down to 3°C. The Resene Technical team first developed a small range of winterised products that will dry in temperatures down to 3°C, which have been used in winter conditions for over 10 years.

To make it even easier to choose a wintergrade finish, Resene offer Resene Wintergrade Additive, which you can add to a range of selected waterborne Resene paints to winterise them. This will enable you to achieve a wintergrade finish in a wider range of products and colours. Resene Wintergrade paints are available from April to August from Resene ColorShops. Learn more at

Designed to match

designed to match

Has your frequent hand washing alerted you to the fact that you're low on towels? Resene Palazzo towels are part of the Resene Living range, which has been carefully designed to complement the Resene range of paint colours. Available in seven fashionable colours to delight any bathroom, choose from Finch, Half Bianca, Jalapeno, Jumbo, Pirate Gold, Pale Slate, Waikawa, or mix and match for a contemporary touch. Find the full set from face cloths through to coordinating bath sheets at Briscoes

Two's company

two's company

Whether you're drawn to classically ornamental, fabulous florals, modern and abstract or trendy tropical style, your choice will have a lasting impression with the dazzling designs from the Resene Amiata Wallpaper Collection. But with so many striking patterns to choose from, why limit yourself to just one? Try dramatic duo Resene Wallpaper Collection 296111 and 296258 in your dining room for a space that stuns. Available from Resene ColorShops,

Enchanting new range

enchanting new range

The new colour additions to the Godfrey Hirst Carpets ‘Enchant' family were developed during lockdown. These include Olive Leaf (a greyed green), Cinder (a dark, yellow-influenced grey) and Mallard (an olive green, shown above). Mallard was inspired by New Zealand's lush vegetation, and Resene Scrub was a great starting point. A usable and versatile green, Mallard provides a feeling of nurturing as well as being a comforting and cocooning colour. It's an ideal alternative to conventional neutrals and will work well with native timber flooring and both light and dark coloured walls. Find out more at

Top 20 tints

top 20 tints

Resene Black White once again takes the crown as the most popular colour while three other strengths of the classic hue also made the cut in this year's Resene top 20. Chances are you have seen or used many of these colours before, with many sharing a common trait – they are all incredibly versatile and easy to pair with a huge range of other Resene hues.

While the top 20 may be whites and neutrals, Resene has curated a whole spectrum of other popular colours to choose from broken down into collections of top reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples and browns. Each page includes helpful links where you can learn more about decorating with that colour from the handy habitat plus books. You can also ‘search by colour' on the habitat by Resene website, where you'll find a whole host of project stories where you can see what the hue looks like in use. Find your next colours at

BlackWhite magazine

introducing our new magazine BlackWhite

Resene has recently released new BlackWhite magazine, a brand new biannual print publication created with the industry for the industry. Inside, you'll find the latest on colour trends, interviews with talented designers, architects, tradespeople, builders and students from across New Zealand and Australia, plus tips and advice. Homeowners and professional specifiers alike are sure to find plenty of projects to inspire within its pages. Read the inaugural issue online now:

Help us find our history

help us find our history...

In 1946, Ted Nightingale started Resene in his Eastbourne garage in Wellington. Today Resene is still family owned and operated. To celebrate Resene turning 75 in 2021 we're asking you to help us find and share our history by sharing any photos, funny stories or memories you have of Resene from years gone by.

We'd love to hear from you! Please visit or email your photos, stories and memories to

Trash to treasure

trash to treasure

Natty started as a hobby project recycling rimu kitchen cabinets that were destined for the rubbish tip, transforming them into creative jewellery using basic tools and Resene paint. The designs have blossomed into a burgeoning business with its own studio store in Berhampore, Wellington and Natty designs are now sold in several stockists around the country. These kawakawa necklaces are painted in Resene Japanese Laurel. Order online at

Purrfect portraits

purrfect portraits

Resene has long been a go-to paint for artists. Annie Kelly's pop art pet portraits are popular with pet lovers who want to immortalise their furry friends in vibrant Resene colours. Annie used Resene Java, Resene Butterfly, Resene Perfume and Resene Moonbeam in this portrait of her rescue cat Tango. Get in touch with

Award for service

award for service

For the fifth year in a row, Resene ColorShops were proud to win the Readers Digest Quality Service Award. Resene ColorShop staff are always ready and keen to assist you with friendly and helpful advice for your project, from colour and technical recommendations to handy application tips.


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