Resene's Digital Design Tools Make Colour Selection Easy

with Resene01 June 2017

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On top of the range of Resene colour charts available, there are so many other digital tools that can help designers specify paint and colour.

Virtual Painting

Resene virtual painting gives designers the opportunity to 'see' the finish before painting has even started. Using Resene RenderRite, a computerised rendering service, Resene can develop a colour scheme using a photograph of the current building and demonstrate what the building will look like after the colour scheme has been applied.

Another option is the Resene ColourVision virtual reality experience. Using the unique Resene ColourVision headset, designers can move from room to room, redecorating the walls and ceiling, and staining the floor with their favourite colours from the Resene colour range. It's an easy way to experiment with paint colours and see what a difference colour can make.

Virtual Colour

For designers who prefer creating electronic renders using architectural software, Resene colours are available in electronic paint colours files for AutoCAD, BIM ArchiCAD, BIM Revit, Photoshop, Vectorworks, SketchUp files, Spirit and Softplan. Colours are preloaded into selected architectural software files or can be downloaded as jpeg image files or RGB values from the Resene website.

Search for Resene colours in the online Resene colour library using a wide variety of search options, then download or print if desired. View reflectance values, tone information and complementary colours.

Or if a designer has a colour in mind and wishes to find the nearest Resene colour options, they can use Resene Find-A-Colour. Simply click on a colour and the closest Resene colour options will be displayed.

Colour Helper

Sometimes designers may need to match an existing colour, fabric or swatch, but are not sure which Resene colour might be closest. Or they may have a colour sample and are happy to take a similar Resene colour, but are not sure which colour to choose. The Resene ColourHelper has been designed to provide some quick suggestions.

Simply take the Resene ColourHelper, push it down to 'read' the target colour and it will suggest three Resene colours closest to that colour. It can also suggest complementary colour options, explain the difference between two colours, showing how similar, or different, they are and suggest other colour options.

The Resene Colour Helper is available for use at Resene ColorShops and resellers.

Colour Palette Generator

This tool enables designers to turn a client's favourite photo into a Resene colour palette. The Resene Colour Palette Generator will create a Resene colour palette based on the most common colours that occur in the image and advise what proportion (%) of the palette they are to help give an idea of the colour balance. Once done, simply click on the colours for more information, download swatches and save, email or share the colour palette.

Specify Online

Use Resene TechSpec to help find the right paint system for projects. Simply choose the substrate type and finish required and Resene TechSpec will recommend a paint system.

Resene also provides technical assistance on site, in-practice, online or via local Resene ColorShops.

Colour Matching

Resene can match special colours using the Resene Total Colour System. Resene's Colour Laboratories use the latest technology to match colours to specifications, making this the ideal way to ensure that the colour supplied is the colour wanted.

Colour Assistance

Even with all these colour tool options, sometimes extra assistance is required. Resene has a team of colour experts who can provide colour assistance on site, online or via a Resene ColorShop to help develop customised colours and colour schemes.

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