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Paint It Purple for Epilepsy New Zealand

03 Mar 2022

Did you know one in 100 people suffer from epilepsy, the most common symptom being recurring seizures? When properly diagnosed and treated 70% of New Zealanders with epilepsy will live healthy normal lives and The Epilepsy Association of New Zealand provides them vital support. Resene is proud to support the Epilepsy Association of New Zealand with Paint It Purple a fundraiser where Resene donates $1 from every purple testpot sold in March at Resene owned ColorShops (NZ) to Epilepsy NZ.  

There are many gorgeous purple colours to try in the Resene range including Resene Mozart – a millennial purple touted by trend hunters as one of the hottest colours this season – and Resene Aubergine an earthy deep purple ideal for creating a cosy living room. 

Wall in Resene Dreamtime (left), Resene Mozart (right), Resene Black (arch outline) and Resene Alabaster (inside of arch), floor in Resene Half Stack with circular painted rug in Resene Alabaster, lampshade in Resene Black, table in Resene Blackjack, shelf in Resene Dreamtime and face statue in Resene Mozart. Project by Kate Alexander, image by Bryce Carleton. 

The Paint It Purple promotion runs in Resene owned ColorShops in New Zealand from 1-31 March 2022. Purple Day, being celebrated on 26 March this year, aims to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Association of New Zealand who provides care, services and information for people with epilepsy and their families as well as training and resources for health, disability and education workers for over 60 years.  

Purple is the international colour associated with epilepsy and lavender is the flower of epilepsy. 


This children’s bedroom features a wall of Resene Chapta And Verse (left) – a lovely, deep aubergine colour – which balances the delicate sweetness of Resene Mesmerise (right), a misty rose shade. Bedding in a hue similar to Resene Unwind rounds out the colour palette with a bright touch. Ceiling, skirting boards and trims in Resene Alabaster

More purple ideas here: In the purple – shades of mauve, lilac and aubergine are frontrunners in 2022 | Habitat by Resene 

Do you know what to do when someone with epilepsy has a seizure?  

Follow these guidelines and use your Brains: 

B e Calm 

R emove dangerous objects 

A lways time seizure 

I f person has fallen, protect head 

N ever restrain or put anything in mouth 

S eek medical attention if necessary 

AFTER the seizure 

  • Turn the person on their side 
  • Check their ID and look for medical instructions 
  • Stay with the person 
  • The person might be confused 
  • Talk calmly without shouting to reassure the person 
  • Don’t give them medication 
  • Don’t give them anything to drink 


  • If the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes 
  • If a second seizure occurred 
  • If the person is injured 
  • If the person is unwell in other ways 

To find out more about Epilepsy NZ and how you can help, visit the Epilepsy NZ website.   

Published: 03 Mar 2022