The finalists for the 2017 Dulux Colour Awards have been announced. This year, a record-breaking 286 entries have been reviewed for the awards, narrowing the field down to 89 finalists in nine categories across Australia and New Zealand.
Now in its 31st year, the program recognises Australian and New Zealand’s creative and outstanding use of colour across commercial and residential spaces.
Dulux colour planning and communication manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said, “This year, we witnessed a trend of darker tones in commercial spaces – with blacks, charcoals and purples prominent throughout exteriors and interiors. Cooler combinations of blues and greens were also popular, while architects and designers are continuing to explore geometric shapes and industrial aesthetics.”
“We were also greatly impressed with the calibre of this year’s student entries, with imaginative concepts and clever colour combinations displayed.”
The panel of judges includes Ryan Russell (director, Russell and George), Maurice Terzini (restaurateur and fashion designer), Fiona Lynch (director, Fiona Lynch Interior Design), Timothy Hill, (director at Partners Hill) and Shelley Ferguson (editor-in-chief of Your Home and Garden (NZ)).
The winners of the 2017 Dulux Colour Awards will be announced at a gala event in Melbourne on 10 May.
New Zealand finalists below:
Commercial Exterior / International
Antarctic Heritage Trust - Hilary’s Hut – Antarctic Heritage Trust
The Old Vicarage – Element 17
Single Residential Interior / International
Avery Project – German Kitchens
Single Residential Exterior / International
City Villa – Goode Interiors Ltd
Multi Residential Exterior / International
Art Deco Alive! – Christchurch Apartments
The Pulse – Xsite Architects
Australis Nathan – Peddle Thorp
Student (years one to six)
Carrara Baths – Taylor Chan (University of Auckland)