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Home exteriors decorating inspiration gallery

Below are a collection of home exteriors projects completed by keen DIY'ers.

Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into this decorating inspiration gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to update@resene.co.nz. Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

 
 

Home exterior projects by DIY'ers...

Natural home exterior

The growing renovation
A renovated home exterior that blends in with nature...

Pink exterior

Colour to smile about
A light pink bungalow exterior with green accents...

White cottage exterior

From unliveable to Airbnb
A renovated cottage exterior painted in fresh white...

Country home exterior

Two times the charm
A modern country home with a timber exterior...

Cuban style exterior

Welcome in!
This 1920's colourful cuban style villa exterior...

Studio exterior

Embracing the dark
This studio exterior makes use of dark hues and...

Bungalow exterior

New meets old
A 1920's bungalow exterior with vintage features...

Garden and home exterior makeover

At home in the garden
A restored home exterior is painted in fresh white...

Turkish inspired colour scheme

Colourful memory
A Turkish inspired home exterior colour scheme...

50's style home

For the love of the 50s
A 1950's style home renovation includes an exterior upgrade...

Black meets white

Black meets white
A classic crisp white home exterior with a bright red door...

White home exterior

Colour with compliments
A classic white home exterior with a large bay window...

Country home exterior

Two times the charm
A modern country home with a timber exterior...

White home exterior

Colour with compliments
A classic white home exterior with a large bay window...

Deck and home exterior

The growing renovation
A renovated deck and home exterior made use of timber and...

Neutral exterior

Decorating bug
A neutral home exterior painted in Resene Half Arrowtown...

White exterior

The White House
Living close to the beach Kathy wanted their home to have a beachy feel...

Spanish themed colour

Fresh eyes
The colours just pop with the green garden and it is such a cool space....

1960's exterior design

Mid-century mood
As Auckland escapees and lovers of mid-century design, a 1965...

School house bed and breakfast farmstay

On the wish list
Nic and her husband had an old school that got shifted onto their farm...

Exterior painting bungalow

Finding the perfect colours
Karen collected a number of the habitat by Resene books to help...

Exterior painting bungalow

Ticking off the to do list
Something classic enhancing the Californian bungalow style...

Villa exterior

On a colour journey
Nadine and John’s 1905 villa has evolved over time...

Pink home exterior

Pretty in pink
When Patricia bought her home two years ago it was a boring...

Villa exterior

Character in colour
This villa has been carefully repainted by the Goodall family...

Exterior renovation new house wing

Helping hand
The Freeman family bought this crib with the intention of spending...

Exterior landscape

Trio of bold
Three primary colours were selected to contrast with the cedar...

Exterior painting house

Making it her own
Jane decided to make it her very own by repainting it...

Exterior painting

At home with art
The theme for the house was that it was to be an art gallery and studio...

Outside lounge room

Happy hour haven
They wanted to create a Mediterranean feel in their home...

Red front door

Red wins out
Expectant visitors to go to the house with the red door...

Outside deck area

Daredevil inspired
Emily and Jon painted their house after a major renovation...

Villa exterior

On a colour journey
Nadine and John’s 1905 villa has evolved over time...

Bungalow

The good life
Escaping Auckland for the good life in sunny Nelson...

Exterior renovation

Retirement renovation
Retiring 18 months ago, they have spent most of that time renovating...

Exterior renovation new house wing

Bright spot
This1950s brick house needed a lot of love and care...

Wrapped in colour

Wrapped in colour
The body of this weatherboard home stands out in Resene Tarawera...

Bed and Breakfast

An unexpected colour journey
The outside is in neutral tones with weatherboards in...

A royal blue home exterior

Freedom of choice
Downlights showcase this impressive deep royal blue into the night...

Cute cottage colour

Cute cottage colour
The exterior of the home is painted in Resene Pale Rose...

Shades of grey

Shades of grey
Creating a home that is both functional and stylish...

Inspired by spring

Inspired by spring
The facade is colourful and cheerful, inspired by daffodils...

For the love of blue

For the love of blue
The Hickson family wanted to brighten up the space...

Spring in your step

Spring in your step
For the past year Nicola’s husband has been working on painting...

Colours bring the cohesion

Colours bring the cohesion
The Hazelhurst family are addicted home renovators...

Freedom of choice

Freedom of choice
Resene St Tropaz put the love and life back in and has awoken...

Wrapped in colour

Wrapped in colour
The main body of this home stands out in Resene Tarawera...

Capturing the calm

Capturing the calm
Resene contributes the capping tone to the renovation of this villa...

Spring in your step

Spring in your step
or the past year Nicola’s husband has been working on painting...

Inspired by paddington

Inspired by Paddington
Nicola loves her villa, but it was definitely due a new exterior paint job...

An unexpected colour journey

An unexpected colour journey
As a new bed and breakfast it needed new colours inside and out...

Personality plus

Personality plus
The design was kept very much with a bach lifestyle in mind...

In need of TLC

In need of TLC
Reinvigorating a tired 1970s cedar and concrete block home...

Home of art

Home of art
Exterior balcony, garage and back gallery are painted in Resene Blackjack...

A door-able in colour

A door-able in colour
Neutral colours allow landscaped garden to really stand out...

Colour brings character

Colour brings character
Keeping heritage features... a soft palette with a relaxed vintage...

Alterations, additions and paint

Alterations, additions and paint
Transforming the whole look with paint, alterations and additions...

Monochromatic home transformation

Monochromatic home transformation
An exterior home transformation...

Black meets white

Black meets white
This paint doesn’t hold onto the heat the same way a standard colour...

Tackling it one piece at a time

Tackling it one piece at a time
Using a colour scheme that is fresh, yet subtle..

Overdue for a makeover

Overdue for a makeover
This home built in 1959 had a complete exterior makeover...

Colour from the basement up

Colour from the basement up
The entire house inside and out has a focus on gentle colours...

Colour makes this home

Colour makes this home
A striking first impression.. with a pop of colour...

Timber accented home exterior

Bursts of colour
Using Resene colours extensively, particularly as highlights...

Beach house in the city

Beach house in the city
Exterior colours that complement the stone wall that had been built...

Rewinding back to go forward

Rewinding back to go forward
Restoring weatherboards under old brickalite cladding...

A touch of colour

A touch of colour
Highlighting the look of the silver corrugated steel...

Unified from inside out

Unified from inside out
Using a unified colour scheme for both the interior and exterior...

A dream home

A dream home
A clean look with LINEA® painted in Resene Blackjack...

Best of the blues

Best of the blues
Maintaining the house’s historic look while making it fresh and bright...

Home becomes an artwork

Home becomes an artwork
Inspired to use her home as a canvas for artwork...

Standing the test of time

Standing the test of time
Keeping in character with the colour schemes used in the 1930s...

Boho Beauty

Boho Beauty
Giving a lovely little cottage a vibrant exterior facelift...

Picturing a picket fence

Picturing a picket fence
An old villa in Resene Bone White completed with a picket fence...

What lies beneath

What lies beneath
Repainting weatherboards found under old faux brick cladding...

Dressing a cottage in neutral shades

Dressing a cottage in neutral shades
A light and clean exterior look...

A home around a church door

A home around a door
They carved their story into a 90-year-old church door...

White home exterior

The start of many challenges
Lifting the paintwork and giving it a 70s Scandinavian feel (plus some fun)...

Ask an expert

Ask an expert
Using Ask a Resene Colour Expert service to get some colour ideas...

Place of rainbows

Place of rainbows
From a plain, practical farmhouse to a fun, colourful holiday...

Grey cottage exterior

Cottage comeback
Resene Half Stack and trims in Resene Bokara Grey...

Creme home exterior

From colourful to calm
Resene Pavlova with black stained retainer wall planters and eaves...

Home exterior - painted artwork

Resene Terrain
Resene Terrain with a family of blues on this home exterior...

Grey home exterior

At home with colour
Exterior weatherboards painted in Resene Quarter Ship Grey...

Modern art deco home exterior

Art Deco twist
A theme of 'Modern Art Deco with a South Pacific Twist'...

Grey and white home exterior

Major makeover
Resene Concrete and Resene Stack for the window surrounds...

White and blue home exterior

Kiwi house
Resene Clouded Blue walls and Resene Alabaster trims...

Scandinavian/bach feel exterior

Relaxing retreat
Resene Quarter Ironsand painted Shadowclad®...

White and blue/green home exterior

Picture perfect
Resene Half Black White, Resene Keppel and Resene Rhino...

Neutral home exterior

Total makeover
Resene Quarter Grey Friars, Resene Black White...

Resene Triple Thorndon Cream on roughcast walls

Complete refresh
Resene Triple Thorndon Cream and Resene Ironsand...

Dark grey home exterior

Matching the joinery
Resene Bokara Grey was an excellent match for the bronze windows...

Orange front door

Orange front door
Resene Triple Ash with Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream trims...

Grey home exterior

Sleepout
Resene Gravel and the door in Resene Wasabi...

French provincal inspired home exterior

French provincial
Resene Biscotti, Resene Leather and Resene White...

White villa exterior

Redecorated villa
Resene Triple Black White walls and Resene Red Berry door...

Black and blue home exterior

Black meets blue
Resene CoolColour™ Black over deep blue Resene Surfs Up...

Revamped home exterior

Revamped exterior
She painted the bay window shingles in multiple colours...

Grey home exterior

Bright clean refreshing
Resene Silver Chalice walls and Resene Ship Grey basement...

Red home exterior

Colours from nature
Resene Pohutukawa on a stucco home exterior...

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Decorating ideas from selected magazines / EzyPaint

Shed of the year

Shed of the year
Ideas for your Shed from the NZ Gardener Shed of the Year...

Bright ideas for outdoors from Simply You Living

Bright ideas for outdoors
from Simply You Living

Whatever project you’re tackling...

Spring clean ideas with Australian Woman’s Weekly (2014)

Spring clean ideas with Australian Woman’s Weekly (2014)
Think of paint as your best friend...

Customkit buildings of the month

Further perfecting Puni

Further perfecting Puni
The house is well lived in. Next stop came the creation of the great outdoors...

Old blended with new for a warm and comfortable barn home

You light up my lifestyle
Blending a love of the old with the benefits of the new...

With a barn house decoration can be as flexible and creative as you wish

Barn storming
Meet the perfect way to ‘kit out’ your kitset and let the creative juices flow...

A Customkit black barn home

Black barn home
A haven of beauty, culture and couth comes to life...

Urban Rural Experience

Urban Rural Experience
A new home south of Auckland blends city chic with rural rustic...

A Customkit Martinborough home

Changes of attitude
A hankering for a new adventure prompted a professional...

A Customkit barn home

Paradise Puni Perfection
Behind a bright red door is a living environment with a ‘wow’ factor...

Customkit home and storage

Barn sweet home
Barns were once practical farm buildings for livestock...

Customkit for a business

Bathing in botanicals
In idyllic Matakana, a business is soaking up the success of...

Customkit barns

It's only natural
Keeping the creative juices flowing for artisan ventures...

 
 
 

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