The 2020 Dulux Colour Awards winners have been announced! The winner of the single residential interior category was Perfect Storm (NSW) by Green Anvil Co, Killing Matt Woods and Set For Art, a truly breathtaking apartment if you ask us! And perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the latest in more than a handful of awards the “concrete bunker” home has already won.
The judges said: “Avoiding the ubiquitous industrial cliché, this warehouse renovation is instead a Brutalist–inspired marvel. Its minimalism and clean, clutter-free aesthetic signals a commitment to the vision by both the clients and their design team.
“The use of a single colour and finish, with the appearance of concrete, on all painted surfaces, has a surprisingly warm cocooning effect, which is amplied by the soft curve where walls meet ceilings. It is utilitarian chic at its best – intimate, moody, balanced – and awarded for its simplicity and singularity.”
We love the project that was commended in this category too: Ruckers Hill House (VIC) by Studio Bright. This home, conversely, had a much more obvious and personal use of colour.
“At first sight, the unashamed distinction between old and new in this period home refurbishment and new addition is striking for its balance. Upon closer inspection, the embrace of individuality and its expression in saturated colour are equally remarkable elements of this project,” said the judges.
“Palettes have been devised to reflect the personal nuances of each room’s main occupant: the yellow of a beloved football team, a powder blue for its subtle femininity, and greens as backdrops for teen paraphernalia.
“The main bedroom incorporates its owner’s eclecticism, in contrasting pinks and greens. It is a unique palette that has driven design decisions and been cleverly employed to distinguish between the old and new architectural components, as well as the unique personalities within.”
Photography: Kat Lu (Perfect Storm) and Rory Gardiner (Ruckers Hill House)