Finalists revealed: 2018 Dulux Colour Awards

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March Studio Abbotsford by March Studio.

March Studio Abbotsford by March Studio. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral by Hopkinson Painting.

Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral by Hopkinson Painting. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Bristol Apartments by MGS Architects.

Bristol Apartments by MGS Architects. Image: Rhiannon Slatter

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North Perth Townhouse by Simon Pendal Architect.

North Perth Townhouse by Simon Pendal Architect. Image: Robert Frith

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Parklands by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago.

Parklands by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago. Image: John Gollings

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Joyful House by Mihaly Slocombe.

Joyful House by Mihaly Slocombe. Image: Tatjana Plitt

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Layer House by Robson Rak Architecture and Interiors.

Layer House by Robson Rak Architecture and Interiors. Image: courtesy Dulux

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Crimson Education Office by OPL.

Crimson Education Office by OPL. Image: courtesy Dulux

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Shrine of Water by Qiyu Chen (University of Melbourne).

Shrine of Water by Qiyu Chen (University of Melbourne). Image: Qiyu Chen

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The finalists for the 2018 Dulux Colour Awards have been announced. This year, a record-breaking 305 entries have been narrowed down to a field of 124 finalists in nine categories.

Now in its 32nd year, the program recognizes the creative and outstanding use of colour across commercial and residential spaces in Australia and New Zealand.

Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour planning and communication manager, said, “Architects and designers have really pushed the boundaries with colour application to create uplifting, engaging – and often thoroughly surprising – interior and exterior spaces.”

“Darker tones of black and charcoal continue to dominate in commercial and exterior spaces, but this year they’ve been punctuated with fun, vibrant accents of red, yellow and lime green in the form of paneling, door and window trims. There’s an unmistakable sense of 80s nostalgia creeping in.

“At the other end of the spectrum, we’re seeing a trend towards softer, warmer palettes in commercial interiors – chalky grey-greens, diluted pinks and earthy terracotta that add character and a cocooning vibe.’’

The panel of judges that will select the winners comprises Miriam Fanning (founder and principal interior designer, Mim Design), David Hicks (director, David Hicks), Katelin Butler (editor, Houses), David Flack (founder, Flack Studio) and Murali Bhaksar (design director, Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects (NZ)).

The winners of the 2018 Dulux Colour Awards will be announced at a gala event in Melbourne on 10 May at the National Gallery of Victoria.

2018 Dulux Colour Awards finalists:

Commercial Interior: Workplace and Retail

B and S HQ – Buck and Simple

Bank of Melbourne Head Office – Geyer

Bold Meets Boho – A1 Office

Bunjil Place – FJMT

Dealcorp – Plus Architecture

Durham Hall – Paul Davies

Finder.com.au – PMG Group

Gold Coast Suns Elite Training and Administration FacilityBVN

Inspiration From the Body Creates Office with a Heart – A1 Office

Jacky Winter HQ – Nest Architects

Lizunova Fine Jewels: The Sapphire Room – Hava Studio

March Studio Abbotsford – March Studio

Professionail Hornsby – Jason Byrne Design

PwC Melbourne Client Collaboration Floors – Futurspace

Red Energy – Carr

RMIT Student Zone – Hinge Architects

Williams Burton Leopardi Studio – David Burton Leopardi 

Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral by Hopkinson Painting. Image:  Derek Swalwell

Commercial Interior: Public and Hospitality

8 Bit Little Collins – Architects EAT

Adelaide Paediatrics Supergym – Woods Bagot

Anchorage Port Stephens – Altis Architecture and ID Studios

Bad Love Club – Boarch

Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre – Chaulk Studio

HWKR Food Centre – Craig Tan Architects

Kindred Midwifery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Design Folk Architecture and Interiors

Kung Fu Burger – Elvin Tan Design

Lady Wigram Retirement Village – The Club House – Kirkcaldie Interiors

Mt Erica Hotel – Bergman and Co

Our Lady Mercy Catholic College – Fulton Trotter Architects

Radium – Honour Creative

Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral – Hopkinson Painting

Scape – Foolscap Studio

St Paul’s Anglican Church – Paul Davies Pty Ltd

Sweet Sour Salt – Source Architects

The University of Queensland Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology – Woods Bagot

The Wayward Pigeon – RM Designs

Tulip Coffee – CoLAB Design Studio

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre – McBride Charles Ryan, Silver Thomas Hanley and Design Inc.

Wagaya – Span Design

Wahi – Bespoke

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman – Anita Gigi Budai

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image:  Peter Bennetts

Commercial Exterior

Amrose Treacy College Senior School Precinct – Fulton Trotter Architects

BNZ Centre – Sheppard and Rout Architects

Elements of Byron – Shane Thompson

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Kangaroo Bay Pavillion – Preston Lane Architects

Monash Transport Interchange ­– John Wardle Architects Commercial Exterior

Roxy Theatre – Melissa Allen Designs

St Michael’s Parish School – Y2 Architecture

Wondai State School Resource & Technology Centre – Macksey Rush Architects

Parklands by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago.  Image:  John Gollings

Multi Residential Exterior

5 Sam Sing Street – Collins and Turner Architects

Bristol Apartments – MGS Architects

Parklands – Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago

North Perth Townhouse by Simon Pendal Architect. Image:  Robert Frith

Multi Residential Interior

Lt Collins Apartment – DE.ARCH

Middle Burke – C and K Architecture

North Perth Townhouse – Simon Pendal Architect

Parklands – Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago

The Old Central Fire Station – Elemento

Waymouth Street Student Accommodation – Hayball

Layer House by Robson Rak Architecture and Interiors. Image:  courtesy Dulux

Single Residential Interior

Amarelo Terrace – Arent and Pyke 

Bangalow – Louise Walsh

Barney – Bayley Ward

Beechworth Residence – Doherty Design Studio

Brickface – Austin Maynard Architects

Deco:D – CHEG Architecture

Duggal Residence – Indigo Design

East Malvern House – Made By Cohen and Penny Kinsella Architects

Elsternwick House – Fiona Lynch

Fiddlesticks – BayleyWard

Fitzroy North Townhouse – Lisa Breeze Architect

Joyful House – Mihaly Slocombe

Layer House – Robson Rak Architecture and Interiors

Malvern Victorian Italianate – Brownlow Interior Design

Manly House 1 – Emma Mitchell Architects

Modernist Wonderland – Wowowa Architecture

Netherlee – Carole Whiting Interiors

Peekaboo House – Carter Williamson Architects

Percy St – Bagnoli Architects

Reid House – Austin Design Associates

Roseville Residence Interior – The Little Design Corner

St Georges Road – BayleyWard and Larritt-Evans

Studio 1 – Agius Scorpo Architects

Surrey Hills House – Fiona Lynch

Terrarium House – John Ellway Architect

The Matlock House – The Stylesmiths

Triangle House – Molecule Studio

Villa d’Arte – SJB Interiors

Y Residence – Chalk Lane Interiors 

Joyful House by Mihaly Slocombe. Image:  Tatjana Plitt

Single Residential Exterior

Albert Park Curved Pleated Facade – Ade B Architects

Amado – McSteen Tan Architects

Beach House – Colour and Light Interior Design

Classic Mosman – Ann King Design

Joyful House – Mihaly Slocombe

Macedon Barn – Adam Kane Architects

Manly House 1 – Emma Mitchell Architects

Martin Residence – Honed Architecture and Design

Rennie Street House – Architect Hewson

St Joseph’s – McKinney and Windeatt Architects

The Family Bach – Cymon Allfrey Architects

Tree Villa – Matter

Treetop Studio – Aileen Sage Architects

Woodlands – Refined Edge by Brian Burke Homes

Crimson Education Office by OPL. Image:  courtesy Dulux

International 

BNZ Centre – Sheppard and Rout Architects

Crimson Education Office – OPL 

Duggal Residence – Indigo Design

Ferndale House – Inspiration and Co 

Lady Wigram Retirement Village – The Club House – Kirkcaldie Interiors

Pineapple Bar – Brendan Ryan Design

Radium – Honour Creative

St Joseph’s – McKinney and Windeatt Architects

The Family Bach – Cymon Allfrey Architects

The Old Central Fire Station – Elemento

The Wayward Pigeon – RM Designs

Tree Villa – Matter

Wahi – Bespoke 

Shrine of Water by Qiyu Chen (University of Melbourne). Image:  Qiyu Chen

Student (Years 1-6)

Arcade St – Melanie Modafferi

Colour in the Woods – Melvin Dinata (University of Melbourne)

Dettaglio Colore – Lauren Gibbs (AUT University)

East Perth Hill – Amirali Razzaghipour (Curtin University)

Exuberance – Sophie Doe (RMIT)

Fly Away Travel Consultants – Yuanita Kuswara (Holmesglen Institute)

Shrine of Water – Qiyu Chen (University of Melbourne)

The Frankenthaler Apartment – Abbey Hale

The Sleeping Body – Qun Zhang (Melbourne School of Design)

The Sunlight Thinker – Saran Kim (University of Melbourne)


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