Three ways with Resene Spanish White

There’s a new trend in town - warm minimalism - and a new Resene fashion fandeck - filled with the latest palette of modern colours.

We experimented with both to create three fresh looks with Resene Spanish White - an enduring warm tone, close cousins with Resene Pearl Lusta.

I call these three looks - Fresh Kiwandi, West-Coast Cool and Traditional…but not.


* Fresh Kiwandi *

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Tones of spearmint punctuated with reflections of glass and metal. A good choice for the modern conservatory or tiny-home kitchen, with an urban outlook.

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Create this look at home with:

Wall:  Resene  Half  Spanish  White

Floor:  Resene  Colorwood  Whitewash  

Shelf:  Resene  Poured  milk

Table,  round  pot  and  round  mat:  Resene  Nourish

Round  board:  Resene  Kandinsky

Watering  can  handle  and  picture  frame:  Resene  Aura

Chairs: Emi in  Olive  Green  and  Linen from  Cintesi

Art: Palm house 2 Photographic print by Amy Wybrow from endemicworld

Mugs: Robert Gordon Organic Swatch mugs from Good Thing


* West-Coast Cool *

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A cool look, although actually it’s warm : ) Yummy soft tones and textures with a nod to retro. Sophisticated but casual. I’d use this combo to spice up the living room of a 1940’s weatherboard.

Kate Alexande, flat lay, Resene Half Spanish White + Whitewash+ Sunbaked Despacito+ShabbyChic2, photo Bryce Carleton.jpg

Create this look at home with:

Walls:  Resene  Half  Spanish  White  

Floor:  Resene  Colorwood  Whitewash  

Peg  stools:  (from  left)  Resene  Sunbaked,  Resene  Despacito  and  Resene  Shabby  Chic  

Plant  pot  and  chair:  Resene  Sunbaked  

Art: Salt  Lake  2  photographic  print  by  Petra  Leary from  endemicworld

Shoes,  cushion,   ceramic  vase  and  sunglasses  all from  Good Thing

Classique Dining table from SorenLiv


* Traditional…but not *

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Neutral-layered-on-neutral, highlighted with bursts of bright white. This look was inspired by the high ceilings and curved archways and a classic, grand, kiwi villa.

Kate Alexander,flat lay, Resene  Spanish White+Whitewash+Napa+Artisan+Egth Stonewashed,photo Bryce Carleton.jpg

Create this look at home with:

Walls:  Resene  Half  Spanish  White  

Floors:  Resene  Colorwood  Whitewash    

Sideboard:  Resene  Eighth  Stonewashed  

Chairs:  Resene  Napa  

Plant  stand:  Resene  Artisan  

Rug: Armadillo  &  Co  Agra  knot  in  Oyster  from The  Ivy  House 

Art: Female  Gaze  Croquis  print  by  George  Sand  Studio from  endemicworld


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head to HabitatbyResene

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