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Long gone are the days when the typical home had simply a front door and a back door..

The latter a narrow portal opening straight out onto the path or lawn. These days, our homes do double-duty and the rear is another room in itself. It often takes the form of a deck or patio, reached via wide doors; we love to refer to this as indoor/outdoor flow. Make yours work for you, and have some colour fun in the process!

Top tip: Make sure outdoor areas are well lit and mark the edges of steps and drops with white paint for better visibility; try Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path for this for extra protection.

Four colour panel
A light and airy combo outside living
1.Keeping things light and airy is the key to successful integration between front and rear of this modern home. The oats and barley blend of Resene Triple Wheatfield on the weatherboards is warm and all encompassing and is balanced out perfectly with clean Resene Villa White trims, and a natural looking deck which you can achieve with Resene Furniture and Decking Oil or by choosing a light colour from the Resene Woodsman stains range.
A beachy theme outside living
2.We’re beachy keen here, with weatherboards painted in Resene Quarter Akaroa, which perfectly represents the foreshores of this much-loved hideaway with shingled, taupe-grey tones. Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream with a whisper of green, holds court on the eaves and on the french doors. Meanwhile, the wood-stained patina of Resene Smokey Ash lends its rustic character to the deck, and once again, lets the natural grain show through.
Depth and drama
3.There’s depth and drama in the fascinatingly complex yellow, beige green of Resene Thistle. It teases the weatherboards into alignment with their more conservative partners; the dense and muddy – but in a good way – Resene Dragon on fascia boards and posts, while pure unspoiled Resene Orchid White proves its versatility again on the eaves and french doors. Hitting the deck, Resene Natural is a stain that simply serves to enhance your chosen timber.
Slate grey blue, intrepid and staunch combo outside living.
4.Slate grey blue, intrepid and staunch, Resene Lynch is also available as a Resene CoolColour. It’s right at home on the weatherboards in this scheme, offset neatly by classic, multi-use Resene Black White on the fascia board and posts as well as on the eaves and the smart french doors. The modern deep grey of Resene Tiri wood stain adds the final embellishment on the deck.

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