Resene colour winners go all out

31 Aug 2017

This year’s winners in the Resene Total Colour Awards created schemes of often multiple strong colours for their projects, pushing the boundaries of colour use both inside and out. 

The winner of the Residential Interior category was awarded to Neil Fenwick Architects for a bold and energetic Hawke’s Bay kitchen featuring an explosion of colour in Resene Colour Me Pink, Resene Daredevil and Resene Maestro against a neutral backdrop of timber and Resene Black White walls. The judges described it as “exciting and brave... creating a lively space without letting the colour become overwhelming”. 

Two Maestro awards (runners-up) were given for this category. John Mills of John Mills Architects was recognised for a home with a relaxing scheme that included Resene Bermuda Grey and Resene First Light.

Fiona Saville of Flow Colour and Design won the other Maestro award for an intricately detailed classic heritage project featuring strong yet soothing Resene colours.  

The Neutrals category was awarded to Emma Morris Architecture for a modest Auckland renovation that showed how our perception of neutral colours can include colours like the green-edged grey Resene Tasman, and Resene Half Rice Cake. The judges called it “simply beautiful”. 

The Residential Exterior award went to a house dubbed The Fairy Tale House by its Wellington owner Daphne Carvalho whose love of bright colour has played out in a colour palette of Resene Golden Sand, Resene Allports, Resene Limerick and Resene Poppy. Rather than disguise the house’s odd shape, it was celebrated in colour. The judges noted that the house is cheerful and fun, and is guaranteed to make you smile. 

The Residential Exterior Maestro Award went to Lovell & O’Connell Architects for a new Wellington home with its customised colour palette inspired by a Michael Smithers’ artwork, set within a Resene Wild Thing porch area.

The Multi-Residential Exterior award was won by Opus Architects for the Kotuku Flats upgrade for the Wellington City Council (left). A neutral scheme of Resene Grey Friars, Resene Double Alabaster and Resene Truffle is punctuated by rich accents in Resene Buddha Gold, Resene Pohutukawa, Resene Koru and Resene Bellbottom Blue. The judges commented that the colours were “placed to perfection”.

A special Creative in Colour award was given to Brigid Sinclair of Whangarei for her fanciful flower-covered home. With no background in art, she transformed the exterior of her house with a selection of Resene colours and botanic motifs. It’s now the talk of the town. The judges called it a “fabulous showcase of the difference you can make with paint, colour and imagination”.

The grand winner

The overall winner, receiving the Nightingale Award, and the Installation-Experimental-Product Interior award, was the Tuturu (‘to be true’) exhibition developed by MTG Hawke’s Bay and Iwi Toi Kahungunu, an artist collective of Ngati Kahungunu descent, led by Sandy Adsett. The exhibition was installed in a long narrow gallery, which required creative cultural ingenuity to create the feeling of being inside a traditional Maori meeting house – wharenui. Panels framed the artworks, painted in Resene Black, Resene Black Marlin, Resene Racing Green, Resene Deep Teal, Resene Sonic Boom, Resene Blackberry and Resene Vanquish. 

Other Resene Total Colour Award winners

Maestro Nightingale Award (runner up): Harewood Underpass by Mike Thomas of Jasmax.  Also winner of the Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award.

Commercial Exterior Colour Maestro Awards: Hills Road Dairy by Dalman Architects and PAUA re-branding by PAUA Architects.

Commercial Interior Office Award: SGA Studio & Workshop by Dave Strachan & Brad Pearless of SGA Ltd. (Strachan Group Architects).

Commercial Interior Office Colour Maestro Award: Call Centre Fitout by Mary Jowett and Carolin Friese of Mary Jowett Architects Ltd.

Commercial Interior Retail + Public Award: Whitestone City by Annabel Berry, Design Federation, Oamaru.

Commercial Interior Retail + Public Colour Maestro Awards: Shanghai Street Dumplings by Element 17 Ltd and Jucy Snooze by Archaus.

Heritage Award: Acland House by Dalman Architects.

Education Award: Victoria University Business School: Rutherford House Redevelopment by Sophie Vial, Athfield Architects Ltd.

Resene Total Colour Installation - Experiential – Product (exterior) Award: Passing Me By created by Makers of Architecture.

Landscape Award: The Big Pineapple by Vicky Pattison of Art of Crazy.

Landscape Maestro Award: Kesterton Park Community Project by Zena O’Connor.

Rising Star Student Award: Architecture of Wearables by Chae Yun Christine Park.

Rising Star Student Colour Maestro Award: Havelock North Harmony by Louise Hammond.

Resene Total Colour Creative in Colour Maestro Award: Lemons and Limes in the Kitchen by Sally Pulham.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Darryl Church

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

Neil Fenwick Architects won the Residential Interior award for this kitchen featuring Resene Colour Me Pink, Resene Daredevil and Resene Maestro against a neutral backdrop of timber and Resene Black White walls. 

John Mills of John Mills Architects was recognised for a home that used Resene Bermuda Grey and Resene First Light among other restful colours.

Fiona Saville of Flow Colour and Design executed an intricate scheme of colours including Resene Organic (walls), Resene Wafer (ceiling), Resene Olive Green and Resene Solitaire (cornices) and all of these along with Resene Gold Dust metallic on the ceiling rose in this living room. 

Emma Morris Architecture won the Neutrals category for a renovation featuring Resene Tasman and Resene Half Rice Cake.

The Fairy Tale house owned by Wellington’s Daphne Carvalho won the Residential Exterior award with its fun mix of Resene Golden Sand, Resene Allports, Resene Limerick and Resene Poppy. 

The  Residential Exterior Colour Maestro Award went to Lovell & O’Connell Architects for this home with its customised colour palette inspired by a Michael Smithers’ artwork and set within a Resene Wild Thing porch area. 

The Multi-Residential Exterior award went to Opus Architects for the Kotuku Flats upgrade for the Wellington City Council using feature colours like Resene Buddha Gold, Resene Pohutukawa, Resene Koru and Resene Bellbottom Blue. 

A special Creative in Colour award was given to Brigid Sinclair of Whangarei for her fanciful flower-covered home. 

The overall winner of the awards was the Tuturu (‘to be true’) exhibition developed by MTG Hawke’s Bay and Iwi Toi Kahungunu, an artist collective of Ngati Kahungunu descent, led by Sandy Adsett. Artworks were framed by panels painted in Resene Black, Resene Black Marlin, Resene Racing Green, Resene Deep Teal, Resene Sonic Boom, Resene Blackberry and Resene Vanquish. 

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