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Transforming spaces with colour

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, sophistication or a burst of energy, the right colour choices can transform your space into a haven that reflect your desired atmosphere and enhances your wellbeing....

February 19, 2024

How to Use a Paintbrush

Using a paintbrush may look easy, but ask any DIYer and they will tell you that looks can be deceiving.It takes time to become accurate, good, and fast with a paintbrush. Patience is the key. Focus on quality, not speed. This will save you from learning bad habits and having to redo sloppy work.The most popular brush sizes are 50-63mm. Pop into your nearest paint retailer and try a few out. Ask for help if you need it, as there are some important things to consider when selecting your paintbrush...

December 22, 2023

How to Create a Colour Scheme for Your Home

Assess your spaceDifferent colours suit different rooms, so the first step is to assess the space. If your room faces north and often feels cool, shades containing warmer tones, such as pink, gold or yellow, will help it feel more welcoming. If your room faces south, you can get away with most colours – even dark, dramatic ones....

August 3, 2023

Painting 101: What you need to know

The Right ColourBefore you pick up a roller or brush, you'll want to make sure you have the right colour. Unfortunately, the little 5x3cm squares in a colour chart aren't the best indicator of what it will look like on your wall.To avoid leaving patches of test pot paint all over your walls, that are almost impossible to hide, paint A3 sheets of cardboard with two coats of the trial colour, leaving a white border around the edge of the card. Colour is a chameleon and changes when next to an...

February 1, 2023

Test Pots - Friend or Foe?

Choosing paint colours you’ll love for years to come can be a daunting experience. Stick with the tried-and-true neutral tones or be daring and opt for your favourite colours? How will they all come together? Stop! Rewind and start with the most important question of all, which colours make you feel good? In creating the home of your dreams, that’s all that really matters. But where to start? I’ve seen numerous people in an almost trance like state as they stare at that wall of tiny colou...

October 6, 2022

Tips for painting during winter

No matter what time of year you decide to do some redecorating, there are some things to consider due to the weather. If you are looking to have some interior painting done over winter here are some key tips. Make sure the room is the right temperatureIt’s important that the room is the right temperature for painting – too cold and the paint won’t set and dry in the optimum time, and too hot and the paint will dry too quickly, potentially giving a rough finish. Make sure the room has the r...

June 14, 2022

How to pick the perfect front door

A colourful front door is perhaps one of the warmest greetings for visitors to your home. Here’s an easy guide on how to find your perfect match for your front door to greet your street. Colours featured: Dulux Punakaiki and Haast....

April 13, 2022

How to add value to your home by painting and decorating

The ripple effect created by recent challenges has been hugely disruptive for decorating and design trends, given the massive interruption to global supply chains and the cancellation of significant fashion and design events. This has opened things up to more opportunities for creativity. Decorators are taking matters into their own hands and creating clever and colourful solutions that are unique to their personal wants and needs, as well of those of their family, rather than being dominated by...

February 22, 2022

Three paint colours that can help you sell your home

It's less common to purchase a home and never intend to sell it, so at some stage it will no doubt come time to think about how to best market your house. Perhaps you painted it a colour that best suited your personality when you moved in but suspect it may not be to the taste of potential buyers? Or perhaps you'd simply prefer to spruce the place up a bit to make it as attractive as possible? Either way, repainting the interior of your home may help make the purchase even more attract...

December 9, 2021

Resene Colour Trend - Restore

The Restore palette consists of gentle, earth-based neutrals alongside more rugged, natural tones. These colours recede and do not demand attention, instead they allow us the space to step back and soothe our senses....

November 14, 2021

Resene Colour Trend - Greens Reign Supreme

From habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2022As recently as last year, it was lighter shades of sage that were the dominant variation, but there has been a sharp shift as greens have become less grey and instead have taken on far warmer and yellowed undertones. While paler celery greens, appetising avocadoes and lavish chartreuses are all relevant viridian varietals, it’s richly saturated and enticing olive greens that have come to the forefront of popularity. Distinctly comf...

October 19, 2021

Reasons to hire a painter

Are you a DIY decorator that’s always looking for a new project, or do you prefer to hire a professional to carry out the work? Every home needs a fresh lick of paint from time to time, and when it comes to painting and decorating, many opt for a do-it-yourself approach. While completing this kind of project may seem cheap and easy, there are lots of factors that can make DIY decorating more trouble than it’s worth. So here are some reasons why you might want to consider professional painter...

October 5, 2021

Resene Colour Trend - Flourish

The Flourish palette speaks to our newfound sense of adventure and passion for life. It features rich, sensual hues alongside warm neutrals and pops of gold....

September 23, 2021

Resene Colour Trend - Wonder

The Wonder palette reflects our desire to be less serious and welcome fun back into our lives. Colours are playful, summery and 80s-inspired. Together they create a dreamy and sentimental feel....

August 30, 2021

Choosing Wallpaper

Today’s selection of wallpapers is more diverse and creative than ever. You can choose from eye-popping patterns, hand-drawn illustrations, blooming botanicals and multi-coloured designs to bold geometrics, faux effects, classic styles, murals and contemporary luxury. These days we’re spoilt for choice – as anyone who has stood in front of the extensive selection of wallpaper sample books at a Resene ColorShop can confirm. So how do you choose? Firstly, get do...

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