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Resene works with a wide range of community groups and interactive events to help brighten and improve communities all over the country, including many projects that embrace Māoritanga (Māori culture), artistry and colour for all to learn, celebrate and enjoy.

Many of these projects are collaborations with the local hapori (community).

Traditional Māori Colour Palette

While many of these projects use a wide range of Resene colours, Resene has for many years supported the Marae DIY series, which focuses on collaborative effort to protect and rejuvenate Marae buildings. Through those many projects, the Resene Heritage colour range has been a constantly referred to reference. In many cases early colours were similar for European and Māori buildings, purely because that was the limits of the colour technology and palette available. Traditional Māori colours do have their own unique nuances though, and thanks to Wiremu Puke, Māori ethnographer, these have been reproduced in Resene colour with the Traditional Māori Colour Palette.

View the full palette on the Resene Heritage colour chart – order yours free online. Order drawdowns from the Heritage colour chart.


Resene Uhi

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Testpot | Drawdown


Resene Hinau

Order online:
Testpot | Drawdown


Resene Muka

Order online:
Testpot | Drawdown

We can work with your project or local iwi to develop a colour palette to suit you – please get in touch with us.

Te Reo Māori translations

We've translated common paint terms into Te Reo Māori for easy translation between Te Reo Māori and English.

Get inspired for your own projects

Here's a taste of some of the projects Resene has been involved in:

If you'd like to request support for your project:

Ana matou ki te mahi tahi me koe (we look forward to working with you).

 

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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.