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Photography by Ari Hatzis
Photography by Ari Hatzis

Celebrating Colour

Courage and innovation typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 32nd Dulux Colour Awards, which were announced in May at a gala event held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

This prestigious industry awards program recognises the most creative and considered use of colour n nine project categories: Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail, Commercial Interior – Public Sector & Hospitality, Commercial Exterior, Single Residential Interior, Single Residential Exterior, Multi Residential Interior, Multi Residential Exterior, International, and Student.

Featuring a record number of entries, with more than 300 from around Australia and New Zealand combined, the 2018 awards highlighted the impact of colour as an architectural and interior-design device. From the warm muted tones of a studio interior, to the shimmering metallic finish on a period-home extension, a varied application of colour was demonstrated with universal flair. It was an incredible use of greys and blacks combined with splashes of colour in one Victorian project that won the coveted Single Residential Interior category.

The Percy Street Project by Bagnoli Architects took “an innovative approach to its philosophy and execution… this entry has a beautiful energy and innocence, which captures the essence of what the Dulux Colour Awards mean to us [the judges],” said David Flack.

“The exploration of colour is soft and serene, yet commanding, and responds to the architectural form rather than being simply applied to a surface…the interior scheme flows seamlessly to the exterior, demonstrating how the consideration of colour in a design concept can add light an depth to a home.”

For a full list of the breathtaking winning projects, visit the Dulux website.

Photography by Ari Hatzis