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12 colourful projects that may just win an award

This year, the 36th Dulux Colour Awards has announced its pool of finalists – all 103 of them. And we’ve picked 12 projects that bring colour to the fore.

12 colourful projects that may just win an award

'Coloured In' as part of 'Spectrum' - An exploration on colour, presented at NGV Triennial, photography by Sean Fennessy.

In 2022, the future of colour design is now, and continuing to thrive. And one of the largest celebrations of this is the 36th Dulux Colour Awards. 

The use of colour in Australia and New Zealand’s built environment has been nothing short of incredible. Dulux Colour Awards has recently announced 103 finalists with projects that exemplify the most innovative, creative and bold use of colour in our built environments.

On the announcement of the finalists, Dulux colour and communications manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, says, “Architects and designers have pushed the boundaries with colour application to create inspiring, engaging – and often surprising – interior and exterior spaces.”

With six categories branching from residential to commercial spaces to student projects, we cannot wait to see who the winners will be. So for now, we’ve curated a list of just 12 of the 103 finalists that use colours in ways that we absolutely adore.

Hughes Street Car Park
Collins and Turner

Hughes Street Car Park
Hughes Street Car Park, photography by Richard Glover.

Monash Robotics Lab
Studio Lab

Monash Robotics Lab, photography by Rory Gardiner.

Kid’s Bridge (Koolangka Bridge)

Kid’s Bridge (Koolangka Bridge), photography by Asset Reports.

Long Beach Amenities
Preston Lane Architects

Long Beach Amenities, photography by Adam Gibson.

Cannon Hill Anglican College D Block
Reddog Architects

Cannon Hill Anglican College D Block, photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.

‘Coloured In’ as part of ‘Spectrum’ – an exploration of colour. Presented at NGV Triennial
Danielle Brustman

‘Coloured In’ as part of ‘Spectrum’ – An exploration on colour, presented at NGV Triennial, photography by Sean Fennessy.

Meet Fresh – Chatswood
Wall Architects

Meet Fresh – Chatswood, photography by Sebastian Photography.

Astor Hotel Albury
Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Astor Hotel Albury, photography by Tom Blachford.

Russell & George

Yakimono, photography by Tim O’Connor.

Coco & Lola

Coco & Lola, photography by Dave Wheeler.

Autex Melbourne Office
Hot Black

Autex Melbourne Office, photography by Nathan K Davis.

Burnet Institute
Studio Tate

Burnet Institute, photography by Peter Clarke.

You can check out the other finalists here.

The winner’s announcement takes place at a Gala Event in Melbourne on 1 June and will be live-streamed via the Dulux Facebook page.

Dulux Colour Awards

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