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2018 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists Announced

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There’s only one awards program which specifically celebrates the creative use of colour in Australian and New Zealand architecture and design – The Dulux Colour Awards. Now in its 32nd year, this awards program seeks to encourage and support local architects and designers to create bold and distinctive design projects, putting colour front and centre!

The 2018 finalists for this year’s Awards have just been announced, and we’re thoroughly inspired by the diverse palettes on show. Today, we share highlights from the residential interiors category.

28th March, 2018

Beechworth Residence by Doherty Design Studio, featuring Dulux’s Natural White and Domino. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Beechworth Residence by Doherty Design Studio, featuring Dulux’s Natural White and Domino. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Beechworth Residence by Doherty Design Studio, featuring Dulux’s Natural White and Domino. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

 

Barney by Bayley Ward, featuring Dulux’s Natural White, Nantucket Mist Half, Cat Mint, Blue Quarry and Maximus. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Eve Wilson. Furniture, Art and Styling – Larritt-Evans.

Barney by Bayley Ward, featuring Dulux’s Natural White, Nantucket Mist Half, Cat Mint, Blue Quarry and Maximus. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Eve Wilson. Furniture, Art and Styling – Larritt-Evans.

Barney by Bayley Ward, featuring Dulux’s Natural White, Nantucket Mist Half, Cat Mint, Blue Quarry and Maximus. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Eve Wilson. Furniture, Art and Styling – Larritt-Evans.

Layer House by Robson Rak, featuring Dulux’s Natural White and Mt. Eden. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Shannon McGrath. Styling – Swee Lim.

Layer House by Robson Rak, featuring Dulux’s Natural White and Mt. Eden. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Shannon McGrath. Styling – Swee Lim.

Deco:D by Cheg Architecture, featuring Dulux’s Spritzig, Arctic Daisy Half, Black, Antique White U.S.A., Frisky. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Joanne Manariti.

Modernist Wonderland by WOWOWA, featuring Dulux’s Green Paw Paw, Aqua Frost, Dandelion Yellow, Tingle, Acropolis, Scarlet Ribbons, Polar White and Gold Pearl Stain. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Martina Gemmola.

Modernist Wonderland by WOWOWA, featuring Dulux’s Green Paw Paw, Aqua Frost, Dandelion Yellow, Tingle, Acropolis, Scarlet Ribbons, Polar White and Gold Pearl Stain. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Martina Gemmola.

Surrey Hills House by Fiona Lynch, featuring Dulux’s Baltica, Dieskau, Calf Skin, Natural White, Grey Pebble, Colorbond® Surfmist, Noble Knight. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Percy St by Bagnoli Architects, featuring Dulux’s Spanish Olive, Bleached Coral Half, Antarctica Lake Quarter, Duck Egg Cream Quarter, Fair Bianca Half and Antique White U.S.A. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Ari Hat.

‘Joyful’ House by Mihaly Slocombe, featuring Dulux’s Joyful. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Tatjana Plitt.

 

Triangle House by Molecule Studio, featuring Dulux’sGrey Daze, Gamelan, Morocco, Winter Storm, Bay’s Water and Domino. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

A pop of unexpected colour in East Malvern House by Made By Cohen and Penny Kinsella Architects.Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo –Shannon McGrath.

Fitzroy North Townhouse by Lisa Breeze Architect, featuring Dulux’s Buoyant, Navy Trim and Whisper White. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Caitlin Mills.

 

Fitzroy North Townhouse by Lisa Breeze Architect, featuring Dulux’s Buoyant, Navy Trim and Whisper White. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo – Caitlin Mills.

Fiddlesticks by Bayley Ward, featuring Dulux’s Vivid White, Relax, Blue Veil Quarter, Teal Tree, Black and Signature. Finalist for Single Residential Interior in the Dulux Colour Awards 2018. Photo –Eve Wilson

 

Sally Tabart
Wednesday 28th March 2018

Now in its 32nd year, the annual Dulux Colour Awards recognises the exceptional use of colour in nine categories from designers and architects across Australia and New Zealand.

Of a whopping 305 entries (a record-breaking number for the competition), 124 finalists have been selected, and will now be judged by a panel of design industry experts, including David Flack of Flack Studio, Miriam Fanning of Mim Design, David Hicks of David Hicks Design, Katelin Butler of Houses Magazine and Murali Bhaskar of Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects.

Whereas last year pastel palettes dominated, according to Dulux colour planning and communications manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, this year, there’s been a spike in tonal blues and soft denim hues, particularly in bedrooms and kitchens. Meanwhile, a surge in bright punches of turquoise and yellow have injected a playfulness into living rooms, kids spaces, bathrooms and kitchens.

We are THRILLED many homes from the TDF archives feature among the finalists in the residential category of this iconic award! (Goes to show, the TDF community is always on trend..!). Expertly updated by Mihaly Slocombe, the Geelong home on Matthew Dickens and Zytel Hircoe has been shortlisted in both the interior and exterior categories for its cheery application of Dulux’s ‘Joyful’ yellow throughout the family home… whilst architectural designer Lisa Breeze was bang on for this year’s denim-blue trend, with a bold use of Dulux’s ‘Buoyant’ blue throughout her laid-back yet sophisticated Fitzroy North townhouse.

Stay tuned to find out the winners this May!

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