Resene Total Colour Awards announced: Enduring solutions win

24 Sep 2015

Timeless colours were clear winners in this year’s Resene Total Colour Awards, announced last night.

The Residential Interior award went to Lisa Day and Scott Donnell of Donnell & Day Architecture for a small Paparoa house where a simple colour palette of Resene Blue Bayoux, Resene Blumine, Resene Nepal, Resene Tasman, Resene Alabaster and Resene Half Barely There were used to link to the environment of sand, sea, sky and stone colours so that spaces would flow together as you journey through the house. The judges commented that “the scheme understands the changing of light, the effect of natural light and reflection on colour. A colour scheme that remains a calm backdrop to busy lives.”

The Colour Maestro (runner-up) for this category was given to Mark Wilson of Masonry Design Solutions for his Albany showhome. The family of colours used (variants of Resene Inside Back) are, as the judges commented, “unexpected for a showhome, well detailed and gives a sophisticated feel that would appeal to its market. It has warmth and personality without being overpowering.”

The Residential Exterior award went to FKG Group for the Quest Apartments in Toowoomba. Unusually bold and sophisticated for a residential apartment block, colour is used to emphasis the vertical elements of the building. The judges commented on the timelessness of the colours chosen: Resene Double Gravel, Resene Grey Olive and Resene Wasabi. “The colour simply strengthens the architecture giving an underlying depth. A completely artful delivery of colour.”

The Neutrals category was awarded to Sonia van de Haar of Lymesmith for a Cronulla house, for a highly sophisticated and well-crafted use of an achromatic spectrum – using Resene Taupe Grey, a customised Resene Gravel and Resene Quarter Bianca. The judges commented that the scheme was “peaceful yet dramatic, with a clear rhythm that provided continuity and flow.” 

And the overall winner is…

The overall winner awarded the Nightingale Award, and winner of the Landscape category, was Isthmus Group for the Myers Park Playspace in Auckland.

The  colour selection was carefully considered to provide a playful escape: Resene Grenadier (orange), Resene Lima (green) and Resene Broom (yellow). Colour was a key element used to instil an uplifting and cheerful feeling. The colours are bright and quirky evoking overgrown backyard garden plots. The judges commented that the design was ‘completely transformative of an inner-city park. It’s Alice in Wonderland meets Dr Seuss.”

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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Resene Blue Bayoux is a hit of calm colour under the stairs in the Residential Interior award winner, by  Lisa Day and Scott Donnell of Donnell & Day Architecture.

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The stronger teal blue of Resene Blumine was used in a bedroom of the Donnell & Day Architecture winning project. 

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Variants of Resene Inside Back formed a bolder than usual scheme for a showhome by Mark Wilson of Masonry Design Solutions. He won a Colour Maestro (runner-up) in the Residential Interior category. 

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Resene Inside Back was used in the Masonry Design Solutions main bedroom.

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A Resene Taupe Grey feature wall is a peaceful backdrop for the winner of the Neutrals category, Sonia van de Haar of Lymesmith. 

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A customised Resene Gravel (similar to Resene Double Gravel) and Resene Quarter Bianca add drama in the Lymesmith-designed home.

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An unusually bold and sophisticated scheme for a residential apartment block, using Resene Double Gravel, Resene Grey Olive and Resene Wasabi, won the Residential Exterior award for FKG Group Design and Developments.

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