Resene Blackest Black

New Resene Blackest Black crowned the company's darkest colour offering yet.

New Resene Blackest Black is Resene's darkest colour yet, made using superfine black pigments for the ultimate in blackness. It is available in durable Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and is ideal for interior features and media rooms.

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    Interior Paints, Exterior Paints
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    Dare to go dark
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Resene Blackest Black is available in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and is ideal for interior areas such as media rooms, offices, and living spaces. For those seeking a different finish, the colour may be top-coated in Resene Concrete Clear satin or gloss.

You can order an A4 drawdown paint swatch of Resene Blackest Black from your local Resene ColorShop or representative or online at

Scope of use

Interior/exterior paint

Colour theory is an amazing thing, full of brain-twisting facts. For example, we talk a lot about light's effects on colour, but colour itself is reflected light. And since the colours we see are missing the hue's light waves, we think we're looking at them. This also means that what we collectively call 'black' is actually the absence of all colours – though not completely, at least in the world of paint.

Resene Group Technical Manager Mike Clowes says a paint colour can only be classified as black if it reflects less than 1% of incident light. His team formulated an even blacker than Resene Black, the colour that specifiers would previously turn to when only the darkest would do. As it turns out, shaving down that last percentage is tricky.


Resene Blackest Black is ideal for a media room, as it is jetter and thus absorbs more light than other colours. 

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Resene has everything you need for your decorating project, from quality colour and paints, decorating accessories and professional advice to help you get a superb finish on your project inside or out. Choose from thousands of colours or let us create a custom colour match for you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite get it tinted into the Resene product of your choice using Resene’s exclusive non VOC tinters. Complement your paint choices with our wide range of wallpaper, wall decals, curtains and cushions to bring the complete look together.

If you’re painting a dark colour outside, consider opting for a Resene CoolColour™ finish. A Resene CoolColour is made with special pigment technology so it reflects more heat than normal, keeping your paint and home cooler.

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