Feedback
Total Colour Award winners

Milford Residence


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 41 East Coast Road, Milford

My aim was to create a fresh, modern look for the house but I also wanted it to be in keeping with the surrounding environment.

The house is a 1930s bungalow, north facing, situated high on the northern side of East Coast Road in Milford and has beautiful views down to Milford Beach and further out to sea. The house is the front house, closest to the road, on a cross-lease site with a hedged fence line and grass at the front of the house and is fully concreted with no grass at the back of the site.

Bungalow exterior
Renovated bungalow exterior

Three years ago we put in twelve ‘Michelia figo’ trees surrounded by ‘Star Jasmine’ bushes at the back of the site to provide a softer greener look to the back section. The trees are in planter boxes and have a coloured steel ‘curtain’ in a grey colour similar to Resene Scarpa Flow covering the boxes. The base of the house was also grey and with so much concrete on the site, we decided to keep the colour on the base of the house in the new colour scheme.

Renovated white and grey bungalow exterior

My aim was to create a fresh, modern look for the house but I also wanted it to be in keeping with the surrounding environment. As we did not have the previous colour chart for the exterior of the house, I matched the existing colour on the base of the house as closely as I could and chose Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Scarpa Flow. Due to the proximity of the house to the road and the dust created from the same, I did not want the weatherboards to be all white, so I chose Resene Double Concrete which gives the weatherboards the crisp fresh look I wanted and when taking in the view of the sea to the north of the house, blends in well. For the windows, all the door frames, the pergola and the deck posts, front porch pillars and the eaves, I used white Resene Sonyx 101. The window sills, the guttering around the roof line, the window boxes, letterbox roof, the garage door and the top edge of the chimney are painted with Resene Mine Shaft, while on the front door I used Resene Mine Shaft in a gloss finish. The roof which is corrugated iron has been painted in Resene Hi-Glo tinted to Resene Bright Grey.

The house now has a crisp, clean more modern look with many comments from passers-by on how good the house looks now it has been painted.

Colours used: Resene Bright Grey, Resene Double Concrete, Resene Mine Shaft, Resene Scarpa Flow, Resene White.

Products used: Resene Hi-Glo, Resene Sonyx 101, Resene Super Gloss, Resene Lumbersider.

Colour Selection: Angela Parlane
Painting Contractor: Ross Kingdom, Kingdom Decorators Ltd
Photographer: Angela Parlane

Download a PDF of this article


Resene Total Colour Awards gallery

The Resene Total Colour Awards celebrate and encourage creative use of colour. For colour and decorating inspiration, browse through the hundreds of projects submitted...

View Award winners:  2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |

View gallery:  2020 | 2019/18 | 2017 | 2016/15 | 2014/13 | 2012/11/10 |   Win:  Entry information

Resene Total Colour Awards 2010

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

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 update@resene.co.nz 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