Resene paint palettes that recall the magic of vintage movies

An interior homage to Hollywood in association with Resene.


This cosmetics-inspired Resene colour palette sees stained plywood criss-crossed with battens beautified by powdery pink paint, while eyeshadow- and lipstick-esque hues help get the room ready for its close-up. 

ABOVE, BACKDROP Wall in Resene Colorwood in Resene Jarrah; battens in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Vintage, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Pedestal table by homestyle Editions, $4595, Wine glass by Beldi, $13, Model 2065 pendant lamp by Astep, $1895, Chair; vase in Resene Waikawa Grey,; and flowers stylist’s own.


These limewashed-look walls in a ’50s mint green have an undeniable chemistry with the high-gloss painted floor. Additional décor made from interesting materials such as marble, bouclé and velvet will masterfully hold the attention of any audience.

ABOVE, BACKDROP Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Half Merino, with Resene FX Paint Effects and Resene Spring Rain; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Sandstone, Toulouse Velvet Menthe fabric (used as curtain), $70/m, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Braid rug by Armadillo, $1125, Dexter side table, from $2950, Treasure storage box, $70, Roattino floor lamp by Classicon, $4520, Dexter side table, from $1200, Robinson dish by Astier de Villatte, $165, Arnold chair, from $3850,


FROM LEFT Resene Colorwood Jarrah, Resene Vintage, Resene Waikawa Grey, Resene Spring Rain, Resene Sandstone, Resene Half Merino,


Buttermilk walls and white floors share a moment in a bedroom scene in which a crew of dreamy tonal accents combine to convey a sense of youthful optimism. 

ABOVE, BACKDROP Wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Half Buttermilk; ledge in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Ecstasy; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Half Dutch White, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Pink vase, $40, Bud vase by Prowd, $69, Schott’s Original Miscellany book by Ben Schott, $39; Ma Vie à Paris books by Astier de Villatte, $136, Trio table lamp, $920, Lotus bowl by Rachel Carley, $46, Fitted sheet, $235/queen, pillowcases, $119/pair, and flat sheet, $255 by Cultiver; duvet cover, $259/queen, Flowers stylist’s own.

FROM LEFT Resene Half Buttermilk, Resene Ecstasy, Resene Half Dutch White,


An homage to the palm trees of Hollywood, this palette presents an anything-but-boring beige alongside leafy-green and coffee-coloured finds. It’s enlivened by a red-carpet colourwashed floor and a contrasting skirting board. 

ABOVE, BACKDROP Wall in Resene Quarter Drought; skirting board in Resene Olive Green; floor in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Apple Blossom, with Resene FX Paint Effects and Resene Burnt Crimson; plinth in Resene Enamacryl in Resene Volcano, Bahama fabric (used as curtain), $50/m, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Holmegaard lamp, $385, Vase by Paul Pachter, $175; bowl by Prowd, $79, Whip artwork by Jodi Newnham, $990, Kitsune sofa by Tolv, $4029, Kentia palm, $109, Cord cushion, $109, Glasses and book stylist’s own.


One bold Resene colour can be a real showstopper. We offset our headline-act walls with a supporting shade on the floor, then layered lighter and brighter options over the top.

ABOVE, BACKDROP Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene True Blue; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Monsoon, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Weeping fig in Bianca pot, $221, Agra Knot rug by Armadillo, $5595, Resting Face artwork by Vincent Langford, $1250, Paulistano chair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, $5940, Elle Block Square side table, $2087, Pink Fluted lamp, $289; Andrew McLeod shade, $950,

FROM LEFT Resene Apple Blossom, Resene Olive Green, Resene Volcano, Resene Quarter Drought, Resene True Blue, Resene Monsoon,

Styling Juliette Wanty
Photography Wendy Fenwick

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