In its milestone 30th year, the Dulux Colour Awards were handed out recently at Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall with the talented winners commended for their imaginative use of colour. We’re huge fans of the way that paint can transform a space and this year’s winners really demonstrated that notion. Whiting Architects took out the top prize in both the interior and exterior residential categories – hats off to them!
Normanby project: Single Residential Interior winner
Their Normanby project took out the “Single Residential Interior” category which we love for its creative and unexpected application of colour. “Normanby is a courageous project which showcases a perfectly crafted, clever use of colour using pastel hues with natural materials and bold colour in exactly the right proportion,” said the judging panel.
Normanby project – we love that aqua cabinetry!
Featuring Dulux shades Lexicon Quarter, Domino, Marshmallow Quarter and Deluxe Days, we love the aqua blue cabinetry in the bathroom in particular – for reference, it’s painted in Dulux Ice Pack Quarter. “Using what typically could be a jarring combination of hues, this original palette subtly defines spaces within the home,” said the judging panel. We love the way the paint really enhances the home’s natural materials including leather and wood too.
In a stellar year for the firm, Whiting Architects also walked away with top honours in the “Single Residential Exterior” category too for their ‘O’Grady’ project – this entry one was one of our early favourites.
O’Grady project: Single Residential Exterior winner
“The restrained and unique palette used for O’Grady achieves a perfect balance between colours defining two periods. The exterior has an urban feel with a masculine mood in Dulux Domino adding drama in the entrance with a contrasting pastel. The project displays refinement with an edge!” said the judging panel.
Aside from Dulux Domino, the project also featured Dulux Ghosting, Hugo Double, Lexicon Quarter and Mudpack. 2016 Dulux Colour Awards Commendations went out to the following firms in the residential categories too – FMD Architects, Hola Projects, Louise Walsh, Michelle Walker Architects, McBride Charles Ryan and ASA Architects.
Photography: Sharyn Cairns
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