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The first Resene Colour Home Awards finalist is revealed

The first finalists of the Resene Colour Home Awards had fun creating two artistic kids’ rooms. Discover how you could also get the chance to win $5000


The first Resene Colour Home Awards finalist is revealed

Having a painter in the family helped to make redecorating a dated 1960s stucco house in Whanganui a breeze. Joanna and Brent Eastabrook, an emergency nurse and painter respectively, have been renovating their home one room at a time.

Get your entries in by 27th November to be our second finalist! Scroll to find out how.


Daughter Grace loves pink, Joanna says. “This made it easy to come up with a combination to impress her.” The couple paired Resene ‘Quarter Cavern Pink’, a beautiful rosy pink, with the gorgeous apricot Imaginarium ‘Charm’ wallpaper from Resene, and painted the ceiling and trim in Resene ‘Quarter Black White’. For his room, son Lucas chose Resene ‘Half New Denim Blue’, a dark moody blue, and Resene ‘Longitude’, a pastel grey-blue. A bold yellow wall map completed the look.


Joanna was impressed with Lucas’ choice of colours for his room. “We love having rooms that reflect the personalities of our beautiful children,” says Joanna. “We like to create spaces they will enjoy.”


Did you use Resene paints to colour your home? You could win $5000!

Enter our competition and you could be one of five finalists to appear in Your Home and Garden and also receive a $250 Resene paint voucher. The overall winner will be chosen from the five finalists, taking the Resene Colour Home Award title and winning $5000 in cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in our May issue.

What we’re looking for

+ Clever interior colour schemes
+ Great use of colour in bedrooms
+ Exciting kids’ rooms
+ Amazing paint projects & features
+ Interesting use of exterior colour


How to enter

Email photos and a 200-word description of your project to with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used and details of when you painted your home. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing the colours.

Get your entries in by 27th November to be our second finalist! 

Words by: Fiona Ralph. Photography by: Jane Dove Juneau.

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