Welcome home: Resene

First impressions are everything, and the design of your home’s entryway should not be overlooked.

It’s often the first impression your visitors get of your home, so it’s essential to make it inviting and welcoming. A warm and welcoming paint palette is an excellent place
to start.

An eye-catching checkerboard floor is currently on trend, and a 45-degree twist in Resene Triple Bison Hide and Resene Eighth Bison Hide adds visual movement and pulls visitors in. Alternatively, a timber floor in Resene Colorwood Whitewash can add texture and increase your entryway’s connection to nature.

A tonal colour scheme, such as layering different strengths of Resene Bison Hide, creates depth and interest in the space.
The mixing of old and new accessories adds a timeless, classic appeal, and incorporating rimu, kauri, mahogany, or cherry wood accents can bring an air of classic glamour.
From a functional perspective, it’s essential to ensure that shoes, coats, and other outerwear essentials are physically out of the way, and stored in an organised space to avoid visual clutter within your entryway. Adding a cushy chair, an umbrella stand, and a non-slip welcome mat, are also essential details.

Creating adequate contrast is crucial, so be sure to include clear highlights in whites, or off-whites such as Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream, and Resene Eighth Bison Hide, as well as deep lowlights like Resene Bokara Grey. Choosing hues like Resene Tobacco Brown as your darkest grounding colour adds interest, and reflects more light back at the viewer.

The entryway is a crucial space that deserves attention and careful consideration in your home’s design. By creating a warm and welcoming paint palette, incorporating on-trend checkerboard floors or timber floors, and adding functional and glamorous details, you can create a space that sets the tone for the rest of your home and leaves a lasting impression on your visitors.


Back wall in Resene Triple Bison Hide
Left/return wall in Resene
Half Bison Hide
Diamond floor in Resene Triple Bison Hide and Resene Eighth Bison Hide
Hall table in Resene Bokara Grey
Side table in Resene Tobacco Brown
Bud vases in Resene Bokara Grey, Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream and Resene Tobacco Brown
Coat rack (reflected in mirror)
in Resene Dusty Road



Lamp from Freedom
Artwork from Junk & Disorderly
Small textured vases and knobby white vase from Slow Store



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