Now in its 33rd year, the Dulux Colour Awards champions exceptional use of colour in commercial and residential spaces across Australia and New Zealand. Each year has seen a steady growth, with this year gaining a record-breaking 435 entries from designers. Out of these entries, 114 finalists were chosen for their creative and innovative use of colour.
We've wrapped up some of our favourite submissions from this year's 'Residential' category that are sure to inspire you and add a dash of colour to your day.
Fitzroy Terrace House by Taylor Knights
Ivanhoe Residence by Flack Studio
Kew Apartment by Sarah Wolfendale Interior Design
Peppertree House by Alwill Interiors
Wrixton House by Lynne Bradley
Sandy Point House by Kennedy Nolan
Yarra Valley House by Chelsea Hing
"Nature-based warm hues, such as beiges, terracotta and caramels came to the fore," says Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr.
She continues to explain that tonal blues - from azure to deep navy - were used frequently throughout residential submissions, as well as greens ranging from soft sage to emerald, which added a sense of "sophistication, character and quiet luxury."
The winner of the Dulux Colour Awards 2019 will be announced in early May and chosen by a panel of industry leaders, including Rosa Coy, Director of Coy Yiontis Architects; Mardi Doherty, Director of Doherty Design Studio; Simon Farrell-Green, Editor of HOME New Zealand magazine and Carole Whiting, Director of Carole Whiting Interiors + Design.
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