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Popular browns

Celebrate timber tones and earthy undertones with these favourite browns!

Note: Click on the testpot or colour name for full colour information. Click on the buy links to purchase a testpot from the online Resene ColorShop.

Resene Half Biscotti
Resene Half Biscotti

BR86-018-072

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A ladylike silky-soft beige with a hint of cameo

Resene Drought
Resene Drought

BR76-028-076

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A warm dry dusty beige

Resene Desert Sand
Resene Desert Sand

BR71-036-074

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A tricky brown, ochre with a warm red cast

Resene Triple Tea
Resene Triple Tea

BR72-022-079

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A bold authoritarian neutral packed with character and complexity

Resene Quarter Pravda
Resene Quarter Pravda

BR75-013-078

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A muddy pale well-balanced browned neutral

Resene Quarter Stonehenge
Resene Quarter Stonehenge

BR75-009-075

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A soft Cambrian stone, timeless and enduring

Resene Cloudy
Resene Cloudy

BR75-009-070

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A dusty beige grey, seriously subtle and dry

Resene Settlement
Resene Settlement
BR70-014-075

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A warmed complex neutral

Resene Half Stonehenge
Resene Half Stonehenge

BR67-008-074

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A deliberate, dapper urban grey, well suited to a strong palette

Resene Stonehenge
Resene Stonehenge

BR61-012-073

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An ancient stone grey, stark against pale coloured sky

Resene Half Masala
Resene Half Masala

BR51-008-073

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A muted murky greyed brown

Resene Masala
Resene Masala

BR45-009-077

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A murky grey brown with a green edge

Resene Pravda
Resene Pravda

BR62-017-079

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A sober beige

Resene Double Napa
Resene Double Napa

BR62-023-078

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A toasted brown tinged towards red

Resene Sandstone
Resene Sandstone

BR56-018-073

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A heavy, thick, mid toned taupe brown

Resene Double Stonehenge
Resene Double Stonehenge

BR54-014-073

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An ancient druidic stone, mysterious and monumental

Resene Mondo
Resene Mondo

BR43-014-073

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A complex grey green neutral that will adopt the tonings of surrounding colours

Resene Lignite
Resene Lignite

BR34-021-058

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A heavy igneous brown, warm and combustible

Resene Mission Brown
Resene Mission Brown

BR33-025-045

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A rich traditional brown, constant and worthy

Resene Double Masala
Resene Double Masala

BR39-009-079

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A brooding grey, the calm before the storm

Naturally beautiful

Several neutral tones used together in a colour scheme can combine to create a restful, elegant atmosphere by making use of the natural harmony that exists even between different textures and tones of fabric and other materials such as wood.

Neutrals added to existing schemes can calm down the brightest of hues or have a unifying effect on a mixture of furnishings and colours. For example, a neutral toned carpet throughout a brightly coloured room softens the impact and makes it seem more spacious by not interrupting the eye's flow across the room.

Inspiration for a natural-based scheme can come from a shell, moss-covered twig or stone. Nature is full of unexpected colour. To build your confidence in using neutral tones so that your scheme is lively and interesting – and not bland or boring – it is worth taking the time to educate your colour 'eye' as the professionals do.

Try an experiment – collect some stones, dried leaves or bark, driftwood and sand from the beach, and hessian, linen, lichen and grasses. Then, using a paint chart match the colours as closely as possible. You may take two or three attempts to marry up the numerous variations of colour contained in just one sample. It's this subtle variety that is the key! When you have matched your objects up to the paint shades, use them to find fabrics, carpets and accessories to create a neutral scheme that features nature's colours.

Decorating with browns...

Always try out your colours using a Resene testpot in the area you plan to paint before you start your painting project – that’s the best way to confirm the colour looks right before you start painting. You can also can order drawdowns online.

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