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From Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2021

Inside and out, timber – in all its finely grained beauty – continues to be in high demand.

Inside, blonde tones that evoke a Scandi vibe like Resene Colorwood Natural, Resene Colorwood Rock Salt or Resene Colorwood Whitewash are favourites. But when it comes to outside, there is no hotter choice than black for fences and weatherboards. Try Resene Waterborne Woodsman Pitch Black for a fully saturated urban contemporary look or go for Resene Waterborne Woodsman Sheer Black to see more of your timber’s grain and get an appealing rustic country barn aesthetic.

Weatherboards stained with Resene Woodsman Pitch Black with trim/bricks in Resene All Black
A feature wall in plywood complemented with blue and cream interior colours
Black house: Nothing says modern like an exterior clad in black-on-black. Timber weatherboards in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour Pitch Black and soffits, trims, shutters and brickwork in Resene CoolColour All Black. Design and image by Studio2 Architects.   Interior timber: Plywood walls and glulam beams have moved from the realm of commercial and public sector design into home interiors. Walls in Resene Longitude, ceiling in Resene Eighth Spanish White and timber wall and beam sealed in Resene Aquaclear. Design by Don Jamieson and Joshua Dubbeld, image by Dennis Radermacher.

Note: If you are using a dark exterior colour, remember to ask for Resene CoolColour paint or stain. It reflects more of the sun's UV, keeping the paint and substrate cooler, minimising heat stress and potential damage.

Did you know... that Resene has a range of stains and oils so you can stain both interior and exterior timbers?
Check out the Resene Woodsman Range for exterior use and the Resene Colorwood range for interior use in colours from naturals to brights.


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