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Into the light

Into the light

Need a colour palette cleanse? Let’s look at some ways with Resene to shed some light on matters and transform your spaces in lighter, brighter ways... more

31 March, 2024

Neutrals with flair

Neutrals with flair

IHere are some tips and tricks from Resene for giving your neutrals a little pop of extra personality... more

27 March, 2024

What have you missed?: Tips and tricks for home DIY

What have you missed?: Tips and tricks for home DIY

Here are some handy tips and tricks from Resene Paint Expert Jay Sharples... more

20 March, 2024

Step outside your colour comfort zone

Step outside your colour comfort zone

Daring yourself to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to colour and design can feel daunting, but can also be exhilarating and fun... more

14 March, 2024

Metallics: the new neutral

Metallics: the new neutral

Used smartly and in the right amounts, metallics can be just the finishing touch you need to elevate your interiors to a new level of style and sophistication... more

29 February, 2024

The perfect finish – to gloss or not to gloss

The perfect finish – to gloss or not to gloss

Gloss, semi-gloss, low sheen and flat finishes all have their place in a completed project... more

26 February, 2024

Decorating tricks and tips that won’t trip you up

Decorating tricks and tips that won’t trip you up

Planning and executing a home renovation or decorating project can be time-consuming and expensive... more

19 February, 2024

Keep your exterior timber in tip-top shape

Keep your exterior timber in tip-top shape

To help your paint finish last well and continue to look good for years to come, there are some simple things you can do, and precautions you can take to keep the surface protected... more

13 February, 2024

Decorate sustainably

Decorate sustainably

Here some of Resene’s colour and technical experts give their best tips on how to improve the sustainability credentials of your renovation or redecorating project... more

31 January, 2024

Outdoor affordable luxury

Outdoor affordable luxury

There is something innately luxurious and delightful about being able to seamlessly move between indoor and outdoor spaces... more

27 January, 2024

Minimaluxe and our love of simple comforts

Minimaluxe and our love of simple comforts

Today’s modern minimalism skews much more toward comfort, allowing for a softer edge in textiles and colours... more

20 January, 2024

Get your kids involved in your reno

Get your kids involved in your reno

Getting your kids involved in your renovation can be a great way to spend time together as a family, rather than shutting yourself off with a paintbrush... more

13 January, 2024

Trendwatch 2024: Colour your year

Trendwatch 2024: Colour your year

What is 2024 going to bring us when it comes to beautiful new design trends?... more

22 December, 2023

 Green and purple

Green and purple

If you’ve decided to change up your home interior, and want to play with a bolder, unexpected palette, it’s hard to go past purple and green... more

15 December, 2023

Dopamine decor

Dopamine decor

Sometimes you just want the dopamine boost that comes with a beautiful, perhaps unexpected burst of bright colour... more

09 December, 2023

Design with texture

Design with texture

What does ‘texture’ mean and how do you work with it in your own home?... more

04 December, 2023

Tiny spaces

Tiny spaces

The increasingly popular tiny house movement is making us all think differently and more creatively about how we can use colour to make the most of smaller spaces... more

30 November, 2023

Reviving the 90s

Reviving the 90s

Let's take a look at some of the biggest ’90s trends and how they can be reinvented to look fresh and modern... more

24 November, 2023

 Bring the bach home

Bring the bach home

There’s nothing quite like that feeling that comes with a stint at the bach, or a family summer holiday of any kind... more

11 November, 2023

 Back to the future

Back to the future

Modern interior design tastes and trends have a renewed appreciation for all things vintage... more

04 November, 2023

Your home’s sunsmart checklist

Your home’s sunsmart checklist

Have you ever thought about the sun and weather protection your home’s painted ‘skin’ needs to help ensure it stays in top condition?... more

23 October, 2023

Seeing red

Seeing red

In the right shades, and in the right areas, red can breathe huge amounts of personality and style into interiors – and even some exterior spaces... more

14 October, 2023

Man caves, media rooms and she sheds

Man caves, media rooms and she sheds

Here are some ideas from Resene for finding your own fun zone whether it’s a she-shed, a man cave or a family media room... more

09 October, 2023

Elevate your bach

Elevate your bach

Decorating your bach, inside or out, is a great way to let your personality shine and create a space that really reflects your style... more

06 October, 2023

Fast, simple ideas for spring and summer

Fast, simple ideas for spring and summer

Here are some tips from Resene for adding the fresh brightness of spring to your home that are simple, cost-effective and adaptable... more

20 September, 2023

The magic of magenta

The magic of magenta

Our love of pink has matured into a deeper, plummier shade that is both sophisticated and surprisingly versatile... more

15 September, 2023

Save your summer

Save your summer

Here's a few ideas for small jobs, and quick home improvement projects that will help you get motivated now and save your summer for relaxing... more

08 September, 2023

Quirky chic

Quirky chic

Learn how to make the Wes Anderson-style work for you in your home... more

05 September, 2023

Revive your bedroom

Revive your bedroom

Here are some project ideas that can revive your bedrooms without blowing the budget... more

29 August, 2023

A floor to remember

A floor to remember

Here are some tips and ideas for creating feature floors using Resene products... more

23 August, 2023

Battens and slats

Battens and slats

Learn how to use wood accents inside and outside your home... more

18 August, 2023

Minimalism without austerity

Minimalism without austerity

It is an easy task to adapt what you might think of as a classic minimalist style to meet your tastes and overcome a sense of austerity... more

09 August, 2023

Why does my room look wrong?

Why does my room look wrong?

Learn how to avoid or fix common home decorating mistakes with the help of Resene... more

30 July, 2023

Damage control

Damage control

Prepare for and repair damage from damp, leaks and floods... more

16 July, 2023

Small colour, big impact

Small colour, big impact

Adding colour to interiors can be confronting... more

11 July, 2023

Decorating mistakes, it's easy to avoid

Decorating mistakes, it's easy to avoid

Learn how to avoid common decorating mistakes with the help of Resene... more

04 July, 2023

Winter weekend projects

Winter weekend projects

Here are some tips and ideas for winter DIY home improvement projects that should take you no more than a weekend... more

30 June, 2023

Fresh and uplifting colours to brighten your home

Fresh and uplifting colours to brighten your home

Of all the seasons, spring is a favourite among many... more

28 June, 2023

Decorating ideas for renters

Decorating ideas for renters

Personal touches and a little design flair can be really effective and turning a rental property into a home... more

27 June, 2023

 Sleep soundly – dreamy hues

Sleep soundly – dreamy hues

Personal and a true reflection of ourselves, bedrooms are private spaces... more

26 June, 2023

The art of ageing

The art of ageing

Learn how to create the lived-in look with Resene paints... more

25 June, 2023

Palette cleanser

Palette cleanser

Learn how to master the ‘barely-there’ design trend... more

18 June, 2023

Wintry palettes that will transcend seasons

Wintry palettes that will transcend seasons

Saturated tones in wintry shades can add warmth and drama to a room... more

31 May, 2023

Your winter maintenance checklist

Your winter maintenance checklist

The winter months can be an excellent time to catch up on maintenance projects around both the inside and outside of your house... more

25 May, 2023

What wood finish is right for you?

What wood finish is right for you?

Wood finishes are a perennial favourite in our homes, and recent interior design trends have seen us all wanting to showcase the natural beauty of that wood... more

22 May, 2023

Soft neutrals that harness quiet beauty

Soft neutrals that harness quiet beauty

Subtle neutrals reveal how light interiors don’t just have to be white... more

19 May, 2023

Raspberry shades for all tastes

Raspberry shades for all tastes

Rich and joyful, raspberry is setting a trend in interiors with its radiating and uplifting tones... more

15 May, 2023

Put the ‘fun’ into functional home offices

Put the ‘fun’ into functional home offices

It’s time to put the fun into these functional home spaces and design rooms that inspire creativity as well as productivity... more

12 May, 2023

From Miami to Cuba – timeless tropical brights

From Miami to Cuba – timeless tropical brights

A sunrise of brights, a cocktail of tropical hues and shades that evoke smile-raising fun, look to the Miami heat and the Cuban summer for colour inspiration... more

04 May, 2023

What’s new in eco-decorating?

What’s new in eco-decorating?

Let’s take a look at what’s new in environmentally friendly design and decorating... more

02 May, 2023

Subtle sparkle

Subtle sparkle

Resene metallics have an array of beautiful finishes that can enrich your space adding dimension and layers to your interiors... more

27 April, 2023

Curve appeal

Curve appeal

Curves are a phenomenon that have garnered great appeal in interior design and with good reason... more

25 April, 2023

Weekend projects for bathrooms and toilets

Weekend projects for bathrooms and toilets

Weekend projects can be extremely satisfying. They’re bite-sized projects that, with some planning and forethought, can really impact parts of your home... more

23 April, 2023

Under the surface – a deeper connection to nature

Under the surface – a deeper connection to nature

The idea of getting back to nature and enjoying a simpler life has been at the heart of design trends in recent times... more

22 April, 2023

DIY: all the things you didn’t know you needed to know

DIY: all the things you didn’t know you needed to know

We talked to some Resene experts on the most common mistakes decorators make and the best tips and tricks for success... more

21 April, 2023

Embracing optimism

Embracing optimism

Here are some ideas for embracing joy in interiors for everybody from devotees of colour and pattern to devout minimalists... more

17 April, 2023

Stylish ways to theme a room

Stylish ways to theme a room

Choosing a theme for your room, when planning an interior design, can be a very effective way to start building a cohesive finish... more

13 April, 2023

How to pair paint with wallpaper

How to pair paint with wallpaper

We all want personality in our homes, where our tastes are reflected in our interiors. Living with wallpaper is one way to do this... more

07 April, 2023

Cooler coastal

Cooler coastal

Our generally temperate climate, mixed with a collective love of indoor-outdoor flow and laid back beach holidays mean a coastal design style is perennially popular... more

31 March, 2023

Rich warm colours to welcome the autumn months

Rich warm colours to welcome the autumn months

Tree leaves turning green to amber and the crackling of a golden-hued fire… autumn is rich with vibrant colours... more

30 March, 2023

Reds and plums to enrich your home

Reds and plums to enrich your home

Plums and brown-reds are taking the interior limelight with their deep, reassuring tones. These hues help create a calm and restorative sanctuary in our homes... more

29 March, 2023

When to get help from the experts

When to get help from the experts

How do you know if your project is something you can do yourself or if you really need to call in the professionals?... more

28 March, 2023

What’s new in whites and neutrals

What’s new in whites and neutrals

Not all whites and neutrals are created equal, and they are subject to our subtly evolving collective taste and trends. Let’s look at what is new in neutrals... more

25 March, 2023

The art of ‘Aah’

The art of ‘Aah’

"Step into a space in which the colours and forms have been configured to convey a tangible air of calm... more

21 March, 2023

The magic of mineral colours

The magic of mineral colours

There is an evolving trend of embracing more complex natural colours inspired by a touch of minerality... more

16 March, 2023

Colour connections inside and out

Colour connections inside and out

Considering the colours found in your outdoor areas when you’re planning your interior colour palette can be an effective way to create a cohesive home... more

11 March, 2023

Gently does It – how to use pastels to best effect

Gently does it – how to use pastels to best effect

If you want to ramp up an on-trend vibe at home, your starting point should be colour. And in this case, pastels are your friend... more

06 March, 2023

Innovative outdoor storage ideas

Innovative outdoor storage ideas

Here are a few smart ideas for creating outdoor storage solutions that are functional, perfect for clearing clutter, and that will make your property look good... more

27 February, 2023

New ways to re-think sheds

New ways to re-think sheds

Having a studio or shed can be a luxury, but a little creative thinking opens up possibilities for carving the space you need from the space you have... more

22 February, 2023

New ideas for nurseries

New ideas for nurseries

Here’s a look at some fresh ideas for decorating a modern nursery, without blowing your budget, that will leave you with a space that you love... more

17 February, 2023

How to use colour in small spaces

How to use colour in small spaces

You can find fun, and visually interesting ways, to lean-in to having a small space to create something cosy and inspiring... more

14 February, 2023

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