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Habitat plus - double duty

Our love affair with the sun, smaller sections and desire for good access to outdoor living spaces can sometimes lead to a clash of purpose.

In this case, the front door sits right beside a deck that’s used for outdoor living. Colour can help either define or integrate these types of areas, enhancing the appeal of both beyond measure.

Top tip: Stain your deck with Resene Woodsman Decking Stain to protect the timber from the weather and keep it looking good for longer. See the Resene Exterior Woodcare colour collection for options, available from Resene ColorShops and resellers, or order online.

Four colour panel
An organic colour scheme, outside space
1.The grainy, organic depth of Resene Caraway is perfect for the weatherboards in this cool, contemporary scheme and it’s repeated again on the painted deck for a pleasing sense of integration. Punchy Resene Black White makes the trim on the windows, doors and pergola stand out, while the complex grey green neutral of Resene Mondo on the front door adds depth and a welcome contrast. A Cape Cod chair is painted with Resene Black White, for a smart finishing touch.
Use four shades of grey, outside space
2.Four shades of grey make up this standout scheme with its stylish, stormy overtones. Reserved and restrained, Resene Silver Chalice stars on the weatherboards and pergola. Its depth is offset by the use of crisp Resene Black White on the window and door trim while the deep ebony-toned charcoal of Resene Shark makes a classic style statement on the door itself. The armour-grey tones of Resene Double Stack are airily effective on the decking.
An fawn wheatfield outside space
3.The aptly named Resene Triple Wheatfield – an oats and barley blend – is used on the weatherboards, and is perfectly partnered with soft and luminous Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta on the trims and pergola, while the smoky grey of Resene Norwester packs a punch on the front door. The deck is finished with rich grey-brown Resene Iroko from the Resene Woodsman exterior stains range.
Making a bold statement in blues and whites with red highlights, outside space
4.This is a new take on the current trend towards darker weatherboards on character homes, using the wintry grey slate blue of Resene Balderdash as a true statement piece. Resene Alabaster gives the trims and pergola a contrasting delicate crispness while Resene Pohutukawa pops from the front door. The dusty warmth of Resene Stonewashed anchors the scheme on the painted deck.

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