Neutral Colour Schemes

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The back of the house has an elegant full-length veranda, finished in Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path tinted to Resene Shuttle Grey. The weatherboards are Resene Thorndon Cream with trims in Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream, window frames in Resene Half Thorndon Cream and sills in Resene Triple Thorndon Cream.  Photo by The Official Photographers, produced by Jessica Judge.

The back of the house has an elegant full-length veranda, finished in Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path tinted to Resene Shuttle Grey. The weatherboards are Resene Thorndon Cream with trims in Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream, window frames in Resene Half Thorndon Cream and sills in Resene Triple Thorndon Cream. Photo by The Official Photographers, produced by Jessica Judge.

The wonderful artisan retro vibe of this setting is given a fitting backdrop with a wall in Resene Half Ash – a dusty pale grey-green. Handcrafted ceramics are having a huge revival and someone who has always been active on the local scene is Bob Steiner with his range of vessels, tableware, whimsical ornaments and wall art. The wall art is a Hapuka Head placed between the textural Wall Ponga plaques.

The wonderful artisan retro vibe of this setting is given a fitting backdrop with a wall in Resene Half Ash – a dusty pale grey-green. Handcrafted ceramics are having a huge revival and someone who has always been active on the local scene is Bob Steiner with his range of vessels, tableware, whimsical ornaments and wall art. The wall art is a Hapuka Head placed between the textural Wall Ponga plaques.

Erin and Jaron have struck just the right Scandinavian style in their alpine bach, with walls in Resene Double Alabaster, and plywood ceilings protected with Resene Aquaclear.

Erin and Jaron have struck just the right Scandinavian style in their alpine bach, with walls in Resene Double Alabaster, and plywood ceilings protected with.

A front door in glossy Resene Black welcomes visitors. The walls are Resene Sea Fog. Photo by Mark Heaslip.

A front door in glossy Resene Black welcomes visitors. The walls are Resene Sea Fog. Photo by Mark Heaslip.

Toile de Jouy from James Dunlop is a decorating pattern that was introduced in France in the 18th Century. The Loire collection is a more classical reference to this; featured as curtains, it's set in front of a wall in Resene Foundry.

Toile de Jouy from James Dunlop is a decorating pattern that was introduced in France in the 18th Century. The Loire collection is a more classical reference to this; featured as curtains, it's set in front of a wall in Resene Foundry.

Giverny from James Dunlop is a modern-day take on the traditional Toile de Jouy print, in a repeat fauna pattern (featured here on a lounge chaise). The geo wall is painted in Resene Alabaster, Resene Half Athens Grey, Resene Gunsmoke and Resene Foundry.

Giverny from James Dunlop is a modern-day take on the traditional Toile de Jouy print, in a repeat fauna pattern (featured here on a lounge chaise). The geo wall is painted in Resene Alabaster, Resene Half Athens Grey, Resene Gunsmoke and Resene Foundry.

The tribal luxe look with walls Resene Bronze and Resene Triple Wheatfield, a plywood floor in Resene Colorwood Smokey Ash, a coffee table painted with a ragged effect in Resene Double Wheatfield, and a pot in Resene Wood Bark. Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner. Photo by Melanie Jenkins.

The tribal luxe look with walls Resene Bronze and Resene Triple Wheatfield, a plywood floor in Resene Colorwood Smokey Ash, a coffee table painted with a ragged effect in Resene Double Wheatfield, and a pot in Resene Wood Bark. Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner. Photo by Melanie Jenkins.

Resene Copyrite is used in the hall, just one of the wide palette of pale greens, blues and stone tones used throughout the house.

Resene Copyrite is used in the hall, just one of the wide palette of pale greens, blues and stone tones used throughout the house.

A collection of memorabilia is a tribute to Jill’s late husband, set against walls in Resene Shark.

A collection of memorabilia is a tribute to Jill’s late husband, set against walls in Resene Shark.

The hall walls are Resene Sand, a warm neutral backdrop for artwork.

The hall walls are Resene Sand, a warm neutral backdrop for artwork.

A moody living room wall in Resene All Black becomes a backdrop for a mix of rustic vintage and contemporary furniture.

A moody living room wall in Resene All Black becomes a backdrop for a mix of rustic vintage and contemporary furniture.

A great example of how white-on-white can look so stylish and soothing, this kitchen in a house designed by Archaus Architects uses Resene Half Sea Fog throughout, on walls, cabinets and ceilings. The black benchtop offers a sleek contrasting elements.

A great example of how white-on-white can look so stylish and soothing, this kitchen in a house designed by Archaus Architects uses Resene Half Sea Fog throughout, on walls, cabinets and ceilings. The black benchtop offers a sleek contrasting elements.

Jaron made the cool set of built-in bunks so there’s plenty of space for guests. The walls are Resene Double Alabaster.

Jaron made the cool set of built-in bunks so there’s plenty of space for guests. The walls are Resene Double Alabaster.

The rescued apartment bathroom now has a new home in a room painted in Resene Quarter Powder Blue.

The rescued apartment bathroom now has a new home in a room painted in Resene Quarter Powder Blue.

The colour scheme of mostly Resene Double Alabaster was worked around the existing kitchen and carpet from a salvaged Christchurch apartment.

The colour scheme of mostly Resene Double Alabaster was worked around the existing kitchen and carpet from a salvaged Christchurch apartment.

Black-painted furniture looks superb in any setting. And finished with Resene Blackboard Paint, it gains another dimension. The walls are painted in Resene Quarter Alabaster and the back panel of the cabinet is stencilled in Resene Half Delta.

Black-painted furniture looks superb in any setting. And finished with Resene Blackboard Paint, it gains another dimension. The walls are painted in Resene Quarter Alabaster and the back panel of the cabinet is stencilled in Resene Half Delta.

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