Resene Paints - home page

Habitat plus - Vintage nostalgic

Light, fun and cluttery, this look is highly personalised with a whimsical colour palette of soft pastels.

Collections of old china, preserving jars and lace doilies sit atop upcycled dressers and sideboards. Repurposed objects are a feature with old metal funnels upended as candleholders, tea towels made into cushion covers and old bottles used as vases. Some Vintage Nostalgic personalities like to brighten their scheme with pops of bold yet clean colours like custard yellows, red, mint green and sky blue while others go for a careworn shabby chic look using faded blues, misty pinks and muted grey greens.

Colours to try: Resene Cest La Vie, Resene Snowy Mint, Resene Pattens Blue, Resene Blue Chalk.

You may also feel at home as a Country Rustic, Free Spirit or Arty Retro.

Lounge and colour details
Left: Resene Rascal walls with Resene Quarter Sandspit Brown floor, Resene Half Biscotti shelf, and Resene Spanish White and Resene Dusted Blue tables; Top right: Resene Mozart sidetable with pots in Resene Stetson and Resene Inside Back. Bottom right: Resene Vitra wall.

Resene Wax Flower study with clipboards in Resene Sunflower, Resene Japonica, Resene Warhol, Resene Cutty Sark and Resene Tradewind.

Bedroom wall and dining room colours
Left: Resene Pot Pourri bedroom. Right: Resene Nebula walls with table and chair in Resene Moonbeam, chairs in Resene Princess and cabinet in Resene Pink Terrace and Resene Pink Lace.

Lounge feature wall
Resene Endeavour living room.

Search Habitat articles

Want to get your own free copy of future issues of Habitat magazine?

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit Habitat plus, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

Habitat plus are not mailed directly. They are available free from Resene ColorShops and resellers while stocks last and available for viewing online.

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos