Top of the colour pots

Top of the colour pots
September 9, 2014

Need a colour that will stand the test of time? Whites and neutrals always fill the Resene top 20 list, but even within those hues there are still constant movements.

Green-edged creams have grown in popularity, with three variations of Resene Thorndon Cream now in the top 20. Blackened whites also leap up the list.

Previous favourite Resene Tea is still there with three variants but is knocked off its top perch.

Resene Spanish White and Resene Pearl Lusta are perennial favourites, with three variants of each in the top 20.  First launched over 40 years ago in the full strength variant they have been a favourite for many decorators since – an impressive feat when you consider only a few hundred colours were available then and now there are thousands.


The Resene Top 20 is…drum roll please …

1. Resene Alabaster

2. Resene Black White

3. Resene Half Tea

4. Resene Half Spanish White

5. Resene Quarter Tea

6. Resene Quarter Spanish White

7. Resene Double Alabaster

8. Resene Sea Fog

9. Resene Spanish White

10. Resene Tea

11. Resene Pearl Lusta

12. Resene Rice Cake

13. Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream

14. Resene Half Black White

15. Resene White Pointer

16. Resene Half Thorndon Cream

17. Resene Half Pearl Lusta

18. Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta

19. Resene Merino

20. Resene Thorndon Cream


View them in the Resene whites & neutrals collection. You can order your copy free online at or pick up one at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.


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