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Five ways to paint it black for Black Friday

25 Nov 2020

Black Friday is traditionally the day following American Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Back home, we’ve adopted the shopping part, and we’ve always been good at embracing the colour black with our sports teams, fashion and our homes.

Here are five creative ways to use black paint in your home

The sky’s the limit


The ceiling is painted in Resene Foundry and Resene Black White.

The dark ceiling of Bruce and Olè's Oamaru bed and breakfast is painted in a charcoal hue Resene Foundry, making the room feel cosy and more intimate. In a heritage home a dark shade is a way to highlight details such as ceiling roses, panels or ornate plastering.

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 Old school is new cool


The blackboard is created using Resene FX Blackboard Paint and undercoated with Resene FX Magnetic Magic. The wall beside it is Resene Beryl Green and the ceiling rose is finished in Resene Colorwood English Walnut wood stain. Image Frances Oliver.

Play teacher at home with a blackboard feature wall created with Resene FX Blackboard Paint.  Not only is a blackboard a wall striking to look at, but it is a is a great way for busy families to plan and communicate. Try undercoating the wall in Resene FX Magnetic Magic to make the wall magnetic too, handy for attaching notes or newsletters.

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 Frame of mind

Resene Elephant frames the deck and draws the eye to the magnificent views in this cabin designed by Maurice Regeer of MnM Design. The walls are finished in a Resene clear finish

A dark wall around a ranch slider or large window will draw the eye to the outside view and make a room appear larger. Resene Elephant is a deep green blue grey shade with a softer effect than black, but still a dark colour heavyweight.

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Go outdoors

This home is stained in striking Resene Pitch Black, with a pop of Resene Lemon Ginger on the front door. Image Dennis Radermacher.

A black house has the wow factor. A dark exterior will extenuate character features and will add kerb appeal. Resene Pitch Black wood stain gives this barn-style building designed by Barry Connor Design a modern look, especially when teamed with the joyful yellow Resene Lemon Ginger front door

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 It’s black, it’s white

The barn doors of Natalie and Dan Isaac's Waikato home are painted in Resene Nero and the walls are Resene Quarter White Pointer.

There’s something comforting about the simplicity of the combination of black and white. Monochrome interiors are timeless but never dull. Create interest with textures and different dark surfaces such as wood stains and gloss splashbacks.

The walls of this home are Resene Quarter White Pointer. Through the kitchen is the scullery, with walls painted in Resene FX Blackboard Paint.

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