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A stylish kitset home is the Resene Colour Home Awards’ fourth finalist

This New Plymouth kitset home has been perfectly personalised with a calm, relaxing colour palette in the bedroom and bathroom

Meet the fourth finalist in the Resene Colour Home Awards:

Jade Longstaff and partner Sean Parker wanted to create a calm, relaxing zone in the bedroom of their newly built kitset home. Although they knew they didn’t want to paint it all white, it took the New Plymouth couple a while to settle on a colour.

It was Sean who chose Resene ‘Rascal’ on the day of painting, much to Jade’s surprise. “Once we had the colour on the walls, we loved it,” she says. “Sean was against having white walls in every room, and I am glad I took his advice.”

The new colour looks amazing in any light, she notes, with different tones emerging depending on the time of day. “I love that aspect of it, as it appears that the room slightly changes colour throughout the day. It is a difficult colour to describe – when I think of it, I think of summer, flowers blooming, and being in holiday mode.”

The bedroom’s calm feeling is continued in the bathroom where Resene ‘Half Duck Egg Blue’ adds a “sense of freshness” and a “coastal” ambience, says the beach-lover.

The splashes of colour have been a resounding success – in fact, the couple now plan to repaint the white rooms in their house in more colourful tones. “We are proud of our home, which demonstrates that a kitset build can be personalised and unique,” says Jade.


Win $5000

You could be one of five finalists to appear in Your Home and Garden and also receive a $250 Resene paint voucher. The overall winner will be chosen from the five finalists, taking the Resene Colour Home Award title and winning $5000 in cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in our April 2019 issue.

How to enter

Email photos and a 200-word description of your project to yhg@bauermedia.co.nz. with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used and details of when you painted your home. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing the colours.

What we’re looking for

+ Clever interior colour schemes
+ Exciting kids’ rooms
+ Amazing paint projects and features
+ Great use of colour in bedrooms
+ Interesting use of exterior colour

Get your entries in by 28 january to be our fifth finalist. Last chance to enter!

Terms & Conditions

Instructions on how to enter are part of the conditions of entry. This competition is open to New Zealand residents, except employees of Bauer Media Group (LP), Resene, and their immediate families and agencies. The five finalists and overall winner will be notified by telephone and/or email. All projects are eligible for consideration for the Resene website. Any non-finalists selected for the Resene website will receive a free gift from Resene. Resene paints and colours are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers nationwide. Visit resene.co.nzor phone 0800 RESENE (737 363).


Words by: Fiona Ralph. Photography by: Jane Dove Juneau.

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