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Popular greys/blacks

Add versatility to your colour palette with these adaptable and favourite greys and blacks!

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 Concrete
Resene Half Concrete

N91-001-126

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An eelskin silver grey, sinuous and sleek

Resene Athens Grey
Resene Athens Grey

N89-004-107

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A soft pearl grey with a touch of violet

Resene Concrete
Resene Concrete

N87-002-093

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A frosted silver grey that gives a wet cement look

Resene Grey Chateau
Resene Grey Chateau

N73-006-251

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A grey reminiscent of Gallic greystone houses

Resene Silver Chalice
Resene Silver Chalice

N76-003-139

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A pewter grey, conservative and restrained

Resene Surrender
Resene Surrender

N80-002-228

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A silver grey, often described as simple and distinguished

Resene Half Stack
Resene Half Stack

N70-002-168

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A simple mid toned sandy grey, stony and dry

Resene Stack
Resene Stack

N65-003-154

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An armament grey, serious and earnest

Resene Double Stack
Resene Double Stack

N57-003-146

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A serious armour grey, militant and dry

Resene Tuna
Resene Tuna

N39-008-260

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A resolute dignified grey

Resene Nocturnal
Resene Nocturnal

N34-002-275

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A deepest dark grey black of the night

Resene Grey Friars
Resene Grey Friars

N35-004-253

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A mountain range grey

Resene Baltic Sea
Resene Baltic Sea

N37-002-259

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A cold dark charcoal, contemporary and intrepid

Resene Foundry
Resene Foundry

N33-007-254

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A shadowy charcoal full of igneous warmth

Resene Ironsand
Resene Ironsand

N36-003-056

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A smoky brown grey

Resene Element
Resene Element

N30-002-253

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Is warmly dark and mysterious, a substantial shade of earthy stone

Resene Nero
Resene Nero

N25-001-046

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A deep black with inky blue undertones

Resene Black
Resene Black

N24-000-098

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An ebonised lamp black

Resene All Black
Resene All Black

N25-001-264

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A New Zealand iconic black, sporty and staunch

Resene Bokara Grey
Resene Bokara Grey

N28-005-068

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A charcoal black, warmed with yellow and red

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 greys/blacks...

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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