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                                  Top twenty colours

                                  The Resene Top 20 colours features a range of popular Resene whites and neutrals, ideal for your projects inside and out accented by stronger and brighter hues to lift the colour scheme.

                                  Based on sales, the most popular Resene colours are...

                                  Resene Black White
                                  no. 1
                                  Resene Black White

                                  A calcite grey white, chalky and soft.

                                  Resene Alabaster
                                  no. 2
                                  Resene Alabaster

                                  A near white with a light blackened edge.

                                  Resene Half Black White
                                  no. 3
                                  Resene Half Black White

                                  A cool white with a mysterious shadowy edge to it.

                                  Resene Double Alabaster
                                  no. 4
                                  Resene Sea Fog

                                  A versatile white with a hint of grey, best used with muted rather than bright colours.

                                  Resene Double Alabaster
                                  no. 5
                                  Resene Double Alabaster

                                  A bisque white, delicately shaded towards grey.

                                  Resene Quarter Black White
                                  no. 6
                                  Resene Quarter Black White

                                  A white with a nebulous hint of grey hiding in its depths.

                                  White Pointer
                                  no. 7
                                  Resene White Pointer

                                  A diffused neutral - stark off-white with a hint of black.

                                  Resene Half White Pointer
                                  no. 8
                                  Resene Half White Pointer

                                  A shadow of grey, white and taupe, genteel and well mannered.

                                  Resene Rice Cake
                                  no. 9
                                  Resene Rice Cake

                                  A sharp clean yellow white, tasty with strong colours.

                                  Resene Half Sea Fog
                                  no. 10
                                  Resene Half Sea Fog

                                  A a barely there black edged white.

                                  Resene Quarter Tea
                                  no. 11
                                  Resene Quarter Tea

                                  A muted softly complex beige.

                                  Resene Half Alabaster
                                  no. 12
                                  Resene Half Alabaster

                                  A hint of blackened white, an understated backdrop.

                                  Resene Merino
                                  no. 13
                                  Resene Merino

                                  A light and versatile off-white with a green oxide undertone.

                                  Resene Black
                                  no. 14
                                  Resene Black

                                  An ebonised lamp black.

                                  Resene Half Tea
                                  no. 15
                                  Resene Half Tea

                                  A lightened complex dirty neutral.

                                  Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream
                                  no. 16
                                  Resene Double Black White

                                  A shadow of moody greyed white, deliberate and dense.

                                  Resene Half Rice Cake
                                  no. 17
                                  Resene Half Rice Cake

                                  A clean starchy white with the tiniest touch of yellow in it.

                                  Resene Half Spanish White
                                  no. 18
                                  Resene Half Spanish White

                                  A popular everchanging neutral.

                                  Resene Quarter Spanish White
                                  no. 19
                                  Resene Quarter Spanish White

                                  A light everchanging neutral.

                                  Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream
                                  no. 20
                                  Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream

                                  A sharp white with an inkling of green hidden within.

                                  See the Resene Whites & Neutrals colour chart and The Range Whites & Neutrals for a great range of popular Resene whites and neutrals hues.

                                  When choosing neutrals, one quick way to create a colour scheme is to choose strengths of the same colour, such as full strength on the walls, double strength on the doors (helps to hide fingermarks) and eighth or quarter strength on the ceiling.

                                  Vary the sheen level surface to surface to accentuate the colour differences. Try Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen on walls, Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel on trims and joinery and Resene SpaceCote Flat on ceilings.

                                  Always try out your colours using a Resene testpot in the area you plan to paint before you start your painting project - that’s the best way to confirm the colour looks right before you start painting. You can also can order drawdowns online.

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