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Bold splashes of colour celebrated at the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

The annual colour awards recognises outstanding projects that are unafraid to use colour in ever-more clever ways.

Bold splashes of colour celebrated at the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

Sable Drop by JCB.

Set at the National Gallery of Victoria, winners were celebrated at the annual Dulux Colour Awards this week. The industry awards program recognises the inspired use of colour across six defined categories, including commercial multi-res exterior, commercial interior public and hospitality, commercial interior workplace and retail, residential interior, single residential exterior and student.

What impressed the jury at this year’s awards was the confidence with which colours is being used in design. “Architects and designers have really set a precedent with their masterful employment of colour to create unexpected, lively, playful and refined interior and exterior spaces,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager.

The winners

Australian Grand Prix and Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail winner

Giraffe Learning Centre by Supercontext Architecture Studio


The UNSW Bookshop by SJB


Commercial Exterior winner

Flinders Street Station by Lovell Chen


Walan by Bureau^Proberts


Commercial Interior: Public & Hospitality winner

Sable Drop by Jackson Clements Burrows


Pentolina by Biasol

Curtin Think Space by Arcadia Design Studio


Residential Interior winner

Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan


Elmore Homestead by Flack Studio

Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects


Single Residential Exterior winner

Alma Residence by Studio Gorman


The Bank, Vaughan by Maria Danos Architecture


Student winner

Reimagining Rail by Diana Ong, University of Melbourne


The performance terrain theatre by Lauren Gibbs, Auckland University of Technology 

The Commons by Abbey Hale, Auckland University of Technology 


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