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Kitchen decorating inspiration gallery

Below are a collection of kitchen 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.

 
 

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Black meets white

Black meets white
A bold black and white kitchen is created in this home renovation...

Modern kitchen

Embracing the dark
Resene Bokara Grey features on this kitchen island...

Green breakfast bar

Fun, brave and creative
Amy wanted something striking underneath the breakfast bar...

Contemporary kitchen

Room by room
A brand new kitchen installation with walls in Resene Alabaster...

Art Deco kitchen

For the love of orange
The black granite benchtop contrasts with the boldness of the orange...

Concrete themed kitchen

Coloured in concrete
This kitchen bench is painted with a 'concrete like' paint effect...

Modern kitchen

Shark thrill
This modern kitchen has been recently repainted and redesigned...

White and blue kitchen

At home in the garden
Bold Resene Clockwork Orange features in the scullery...

Painted kitchen

Stroke of brilliance
A freshly painted blue kitchen design on top of grey doors...

50's style kitchen

For the love of the 50s
A bright, vibrant, and fun retro 50's style kitchen...

Yellow and blue kitchen

Must have colour
A renovated kitchen with blues and citrusy greens...

Renovated kitchen

Two in one
Resene Coriander is used in this kitchen renovation...

Neutral kitchen

Second time lucky
This kitchen has a simple and neutral colour scheme...

Modern kitchen

The growing renovation
An earthquake damaged home gets a renovated kitchen...

Colourful kitchen

Fun, brave and creative
The kitchen drawers seemed so out there when they were choosing them...

Contemporary kitchen

Fit for the family
A light and airy open plan kitchen design was chosen for this reno...

Painting kitchen cabinetry

Time well taken
Resene Eighth Stack mimics the colour of plasterboard...

Kitchen knowhow

Kitchen know how
A painted kitchen with a brave colour scheme...

Villa kitchen

Homely finish
A renovated 1930's villa kitchen is significantly warmer...

Modern kitchen

Kitchen definition
A renovated blue kitchen is now bigger, brighter, and more usable...

Kitchen splashback

Colour with compliments
A modern kitchen with a colourful splashback...

Breakfast bar

Colour with compliments
A kitchen breakfast bar with a neutral colour scheme...

Green and white kitchen

Decorating bug
A modern green and white kitchen painted in Resene Seaweed...

Caravan kitchen

A long road
A bold renovated 70's themed caravan kitchen...

Green and white kitchen

Decorating bug
A green and white kitchen with a chalkboard on the wall...

Being brave and bold

Being brave and bold
For her latest project she has added colour to her kitchen cabinetry...

French country kitchen

Elevated with colour
Jo wanted her new home to reflect her and represent the new beginning...

Kitchen floor paint and wallpaper feature

Wow with wallpaper
Making a real ‘wow' statement in the kitchen with wallpaper...

Wooden kitchen

Mid-century mood
Moving the kitchen and bringing the layout into the 21st century...

Bright kitchen

Vibrant vibe
Colours that reflect the beauty of the home amongst the bush...

Kitchen of new house

Good things take time
Patience has resulted in a colour scheme they are delighted with...

Blue bedroom

Helping hand
The Maria family completely gutted a 1950s coast bach...

Dining and kitchen combination

Colour surprise
Behind the seemingly calm veneer of a classic white villa...

Kitchen and scullery

Paint by plan
Eclectic describes Cheryl and Juriaan. They love old and new...

Lounge and kitchen combination

Sight unseen
The renovation of this home added a new modern kitchen...

Bright kitchen

Living it up
They decided to mix up three colours – green, blue and grey...

New kitchen

Blue as the night
Kelly has always liked the colour of dark blue and wanted a French look...

Orange inspired kitchen

Daredevil inspired
The main inspiration for much of the colour was Resene Daredevil...

Bungalow kitchen

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

Kitchen

Bit by bit
The Thompson family moved into their beautiful home in Nelson...

New kitchen

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

Villa kitchen

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

New kitchen

Renovate and relocate
They had a vision of pastel greens pinks and blue being by the sea...

Grey kitchen

Bit by bit
Painting the kitchen cupboards and adding new handles...

Black and white kitchen

On a colour journey
Nadine likes the simplicity of the straight lines... remaining timeless...

Kitchen with teal wall

Bright spot
This 1950s brick house needed a lot of love and care...

Bright kitchen

Living it up
They decided to mix up three colours – green, blue and grey...

Colour by three - kitchen

Colour by three
A delightful taste of colour. Resene Tangaroa is a deep choice...

Unexpected move

Unexpected move
Building a new farmstyle/villa home on a 1.5 acre hilly property...

Feature colour makes the space

Feature colour makes the space
Adding in colour to bring rooms to life. A striking feature wall...

Yellow and white kitchen

Boldly going with colour
As part of a major home renovation, the family made some bold choices...

A simple white kitchen

For the family
A simple white kitchen to enhance the existing beautiful bones...

Bach conversion to family home

Bad bach no more
This small but perfectly formed home, was once a ‘1980s bad’ bach...

An unexpected colour journey

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

Christchurch townhouse

Christchurch townhouse
Easy to live with colours with a little bit of ‘funky’ thrown in...

Calming green kitchen

Being inspired by the existing
The green is calming, soothing and inspiring, bringing the outdoors...

Colourful kitchen floor

Lemons and limes in the kitchen
A bold colour selection would give the kitchen a good dose of fun...

Farmhouse refresh

Farmhouse refresh
The new colour has made the house feel fresh and clean...

Colourful kitchen with dark cupboards

Home of art
A renovated kitchen with dark painted cupboards...

A door-able in colour

A door-able in colour
A mix of wood, tiles and colour splashes feature in this kitchen...

Place of rainbows

Place of rainbows
Our fun colourful and practical holiday home kitchen...

Modern purple and grey kitchen

Punchy colour to cook with
An updated kitchen painted with purples and greys...

Overdue for a makeover

Overdue for a makeover
This 1959 kitchen was replaced for the new owners...

Cream, brown, and bold red kitchen

A helping hand with colour
A kitchen painted in cream, brown and a bold red...

Clean and modern kitchen

Ask an expert
To get a modern clean look for years to come...

Kitchen with muted colours

Magnetic attraction
A stand-out kitchen painted with muted colours...

Kitchen with wood accents

Coming home to colour
Dramatic wood with accents of pops of colour...

Modern beachouse kitchen

Beach house in the city
The 1944 house update with the use of bold colours...

A touch of colour

A touch of colour
Pale colours highlight the wooden ceiling in this kitchen...

Green and white kitchen

Unified from inside out
The use of traditional bungalow colour scheme...

Blue seaside kitchen

Piece de resistance in pink
Blue seaside kitchen and bathroom inspirations...

Modern black and white kitchen

A dream home
This kitchen was painted with neutral colours...

Best of the blues

Best of the blues
Blue and cream paint make this kitchen stand out...

Cream kitchen with wooden benches

Bringing in the things you love
Wooden benches make the cream cupboards stand out...

One for the girls

One for the girls
Repaint your kitchen cabinetry for a quick update...

Orange kitchen with white tiles

A labour of love
A bold orange and white tiles compliment this kitchen update...

Sky blue kitchen

Yeehaa wins for a splashback
Sky blue colours are the inspiration for this splashback and cabinets...

Pale yale kitchen

Separating spaces with colour
Resene Pale Prim is used in the kitchen, which brings a lovely lightness...

Japanese inspired kitchen

Inspired by Japan
A dark wall colour makes a dramatic impact in the kitchen...

Renovated villa kitchen

For the love of colour
A villa built in 1890's undergoes a substantial renovation...

Dark and white kitchen colours

Colour brings character
Darks and whites complement each other in this kitchen...

Going on a painting spree

Going on a painting spree
Colour accents are painted on the cupboard doors...

Teal and white kitchen

A touch of us in teal
Greys and whites with a bold teal feature wall...

Cottage kitchen

Cottage kitchen
Light and simple interiors with Resene Half Thorndon Cream...

Vibrant kitchen colours

Vibrant colour
Resene Black White walls and Resene Camarone...

Bold and colourful kitchen

Bold with brights
Resene Hyperactive works well with the triangles wrap...

Artistic kitchen design

Art meets colour
Resene Half Black White quarter strength trims and ceilings...

White kitchen

Wonderful in white
Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream walls brighten this kitchen...

Mint green kitchen

Resene Mint Tulip
Once tried she knew Resene Mint Tulip was the one...

Blue and white kitchen

Colour to enjoy
Resene Rice Cake, Resene Triple Rice Cake and Resene Licorice...

Kitchen blackboard

Kitchen blackboard
Resene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta...

Orange and white kitchen

Resene Trinidad fridge
Resene Trinidad makes a striking statement in the lounge...

White and red kitchen

Black White and Red
Resene Black White, with a contrast of Resene Grenadier...

Dark blue kitchen cabinets

Kitchen art
The kitchen has Resene Blue Bark cabinets with Resene Gold accents...

Renovated 1920's kitchen

1920s redecoration
Created a more lived in, homely feel with pops of colour...

Colourful kitchen design

She loves colour
The wall design was painted using Resene colours...

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Painted glass splashbacks

Painted colour splashbacks
Make the most of your kitchen with a painted colour splashback...

Liveable luxury - casual and formal dining

Liveable luxury
Strike a balance between formal and casual for a dining space...

Nature inspired kitchen decor

Second nature
Bring elements of the outside in for a space that’s at one with nature...

Refresh on the menu

Refresh on the menu
Thinking of updating your kitchen but trying to avoid upturning your life?...

Kitchens and dining room decorationg ideas

A feast for the eyes
Delicious Resene colours for decorating your cooking and dining areas...

Dine out in style at home

Stay in and savour in style
Get the ambiance of a restaurant at your place...

Getting a kitchen look to last

Standing the test of time
Putting a contemporary twist on classic ideas in this kitchen...

Hearty home

Hearty home
A classic Wellington kitchen is given a taste of modern, yet timeless colour...

Modern heritage
This Kingsland kitchen uses subtle colour to help balance classic and modern...

Cooking with sunshine
Bold colour, with mustard golds and navy blues...

Gentle industrial

Gentle industrial
Deeper colours make this kitchen both cosy and cohesive...

Bold charcoal for a kitchen with impact

Bold charcoal for a kitchen with impact
An open-plan kitchen and dining space...

A foodie's double delight

A foodie's double delight
Modern simplicity honours the heritage of this inner-city home...

Modern heritage

Modern heritage
A meticulously renovated kitchen balances heritage with modern function...

The entertainer

The entertainer
A soothing kitchen with relaxation and entertaining at its core...

A Hamptons style kitchen

Going coastal
A classic blue and white colour scheme gives this kitchen beachin’ good looks...

A kitchen in soft Resene Half Washed Green

A fresh take
A wine lover’s soft green kitchen is the toast of the town...

An industrial concrete kitchen

Industrial revelation
An artist's concrete plans come to life in this modern, minimal kitchen...

A little bit country

A little bit country
A kitchen renovation helped a green-fingered cook enjoy the spoils...

The heat is on

The heat is on
Jane Fergusson designed her own kitchen with a fiery colour scheme...

DIY painted kitchen

A DIY delight
Stacy Heyman hones her DIY skills to create a beautiful...

Heart and soul

Heart and soul
Create a kitchen you love by using colour to bring together a space...

How colour effects your appetite

A matter of taste
How the colours you use to decorate your kitchen affect your appetite...

Island benches in your kitchen

Island life
Bold, beautiful and practical, a well-curated island is a shore thing...

Kitchen with mixed chairs

Mixed not matched
Not only is an eclectic dining room more in tune with current trends...

Warm toned wooden kitchens

Grain expectations
Highly-textured woods in warm tones are heating up contemporary...

Pale kitchens

Soft touches of kitchen love
Misty whites and eggshell blues are go-to colours for summery kitchens...

Blue colours

Defining the dining
Make your dining room look delicious with resene paint and wallpaper...

Colour in the kitchen

Colour in the kitchen
Go on, be bold and splash some colour around your kitchen...

Bright to light

Bright to light
Is your style vibrant or soft? These striking and sophisticated kitchens...

Goodbye to white?

Goodbye to white?
Has the all-white kitchen finally been eclipsed?...

Dine in colours...

Dine in colour
Whether you go neutral or colourful, or take to the outdoors...

Two kitchens with ideas based on classic looks

Tradition with a twist
Two kitchens deliver new takes on classic good looks...

An attention-grabbing orange kitchen

Tangerine dream
Step out of your comfort zone and go for an attention-grabbing orange kitchen...

A dream kitchen

Hearth home
The quest for the perfect kitchen began 10 years ago...

Kichens with a stylish but casual look

Kitchens go casual
Soft colours and quirky details are all you need for a casual looking kitchen...

Use colour to define the dining area in an open plan room

Defining the dining
Use colour to give open-plan dining areas a sense of occasion...

Timber in kitchens

Natural instincts
Beautifully finished timber can be the hero of any kitchen...

Traditional kitchens

Timeless with a twist
Traditional kitchens embrace current looks with Nordic...

Add bursts of colour

Colour-shot kitchens
Add bursts of colour to a neutral backdrop for great effect...

How colourful do you want your kitchen to be?

How much colour?
How colourful do you want your kitchen to be?...

Successful kitchen redesigns

The personal touch
Gone are the days of the slick showhome kitchens...

Successful kitchen redesigns

Design inspiration
Have a kitchen that’s tailor-made to suit your house and lifestyle...

Successful kitchen redesigns

The perfect design
The right ingredients come together to create sensational spaces...

Kitchen transformations

Kitchen transformations
Resene paint colours highlight the dramatic looks...

A white kitchen with colourful detailing.

White magic
With the right detailing and colour accents, the classic white kitchen...

Bold colours in kitchens

Splash out
Bold use of colour is a new trend in kitchen design...

Kitchen concepts

Kitchen concepts
If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, get the inside scoop on the latest trends...

Kitchen design information

Kitchen colour trends
Be more flamboyant when selecting kitchen finishes and inject colour...

Kitchen design information

Kitchen design ideas
It’s important to give all elements of kitchen design careful consideration...

Kitchen surfaces feature

Kitchen surfaces
The kitchen is one of the most used and abused rooms in a home...

Orange and white kitchen

A bright idea
here’s more to renovating your kitchen than just the newest tools and gadgets...

Black and white kitchen

Two stunning kitchens
Two stunning kitchens have been chosen as the winners of...

Choosing kitchen colour schemes

Cooking with colour
Choose a colour scheme you’re comfortable with in your kitchen...

Colour my kitchen

Colour my kitchen
Calming neutrals, rustic elegance or whisky-den noir...

BESPOKE Single Door Fridge in Resene Steel Grey

Resene Steel Grey
BESPOKE Single Door Fridge in Resene Steel Grey...

BESPOKE Single Door Fridge and BESPOKE Dishwasher in Resene Shilo

Resene Shilo
BESPOKE Single Door Fridge and BESPOKE Dishwasher in Resene Shilo...

BESPOKE Single Door Fridge in Resene Hazy Lavender

Resene Hazy Lavender
BESPOKE Single Door Fridge in Resene Hazy Lavender...

BESPOKE French Door Fridge in Resene Daytona

Resene Daytona
BESPOKE French Door Fridge in Resene Daytona...

Choose your appliance... choose your favourite Resene colour!

Nighcap and crowdpleasing cocktail recipes

Set the tone
A cosy nightcap and colourful crowd-pleasing cocktails...

Sunset coloured and 80s style cocktail recipes

Sundowners
We channel hues of sunset and 80s-style cocktails...

Bold coloured cocktail recipes

Colour fill
Bold cocktails with hues that pack a punch, inspired by Resene paint colours...

 
 
 

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