Hi folks. Next week I’m going to a special colour event with Taubmans and Shaynna Blaze. I have the opportunity to get Shaynna to help me with a colour conundrum in my home and, as I don’t really have one, I thought I’d pass the opportunity to one of you! So, if you have a colour problem in your home you’d like some expert advice on, please comment below and I’ll pick one to take to her.
Melbourne’s Atherton Gardens HUB Development has been awarded the Grand Prix title in the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards at a gala function held at Luminare last night.
Co-designed by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects, Atherton Gardens HUB also won the Multi Residential Exterior category. The judging panel said it displayed exceptional bold use of colour on the external façade of the balconies which in turn created a vibrant impact and strong contrast against the white external walls. [Read more...]
The lucky winners of the Haymes Paint Australia Day competition to have a room in your home transformed by professional painters are…
Wilma Brbot and Phoebe Netto! Congratulations and Happy Australia Day!
Wendy Rennie, colour and concept manager, Haymes Paint, said: ’This competition certainly produced some wonderful submissions but the two winning entries stood out because of their creativity and strong links back to colour. Both represent the ‘Outback’ theme which was very popular but the ’Sun, Surf and Sand’ palette received the most entries for capturing what it means to be Australian. We look forward to sharing photos of the winners’ rooms in the next few months.”
With the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards entries closing on 8 February, there are just weeks remaining for architects, interior designers, colour consultants and students of interior design or architecture to showcase their creative use of colour and be recognised and awarded as industry leaders.
The categories are: Commercial Interior; Commercial Exterior; Single Residential Interior; Single Residential Exterior; Multi Residential Interior; Multi Residential Exterior and Students.
Winners from each category will not only claim industry prestige, an abundance of well-deserved accolades and up to $1,000 prize money ($500 for students), they will also be automatically entered into the Grand Prix award. The Grand Prix award winner will receive an additional $1,500 and a return economy airfare and accommodation to attend a renowned design event. [Read more...]
The ladies at Cool Edie’s are the latest stylists to team up with Murobond on their own paint range, and very cool it is too.
Jane Frosh and Lucy Weight have come up with four colours: a matt black (of course), a gold, an almost-emerald green (how on-trend) and a peach.
“We wanted a set of colours that really represented the Australian interiors industry as it stands and our Cool Edie’s approach to styling. A matt black (Cool Edie’s Religion), because it directly reflects on Cool Edie’s, our religion if you will. Who doesn’t love a matt black? It neutralises all other colours and adds a tough, chic element to any interior.
“The gold, well, does that need explaining?! Gold is a sense of humour, a touch of glam, a pop of insanity, hence the name Confetti Bomb. Boom! It just reeks of fun and parties and frocks and laughter. [Read more...]
This post is sponsored by Haymes Paint
Christmas and New Year are over so you know what that means (as well as going back to work and the gym)? Countdown to Australia Day is on! To celebrate, I’m running a fab competition in association with Haymes Paints and the prize is to have a room in your home professionally painted in the colour palette of your choice. What a great way for two of you to kickstart any New Year renovation plans!
Haymes colour and concept manager Wendy Rennie has put together three Australian-inspired colour palettes. To enter, just tell us which scheme you think is most Aussie and why.
Here are your choices:
Palette one: The Outback
The Australian outback is rich with colour – deep oranges, reds and ochres coupled with contrasting charcoals and neutrals.
Haymes colours: Rapunzel, Night Moves, Black Pitch, Worn White, Moon and Stars.
Palette Two: Sun, Surf and Sand
The relaxed lifestyle of Australians is synonymous with the beach, particularly as we are lucky to have some of the best beaches and coastline in the world.
Haymes colours: Barely There, Basic Instinct, Blue Mosaic, Danube Sky, Valley of Stars.
Vintage design, fossicking and gathering, the meeting of old and new, and the rise of new technology are among the key influences that will dominate Australian design over the next 12 months – and with it our choice of colour.
That’s the message from Dulux, whose colour experts have studied global trends to develop six palettes for 2013.
The Dulux Colour Forecast this year draws on the themes of movement, social change, people power and the march of the digital age. It explores how colour is shifting and changing in modern times. [Read more...]
Architects, designers, specifiers and students are invited to show their imaginative use of colour with entries for the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards now open.
Now in its 27th year, the Awards is all about how architects and interior designs apply colour to transform the three dimensional spaces they create. Dulux Colour & Communications Consultant, Bree Leech, said: “Colour is an integral element in the overall design process. It has effects that are not only symbolic but also emotional, and in 2013, we’re looking forward to receiving entries that push the boundaries and use innovation, imagination and flair to showcase colour in architecture and interior design.”
Do you dream of your home looking like a picture from a magazine? Have you fallen in love with a colour but don’t know how to make it work? Fiona Parry-Jones, owner of Von Haus design studio, launches her new colour workshops, sponsored by Murobond, to help you find the answers to some decorating dilemmas.
You will have the opportunity to explore and select colours for your home with confidence, learning about the latest trends in paint colours and how to apply them. Fiona will guide you through the practical process of creating a mood board in order for you to establish a colour scheme ready to use in your own interior project. [Read more...]