World of colour

Entries are open for the 38th Dulux Colour Awards, an Australasian programme designed to shine the light on colour in design and to celebrate and recognise emerging and established design talent.

Mount Mac, featuring Dulux Black Caviar, photography by Caroline Cameron.

This year, the awards will be judged by five top architects and designers from Australia and New Zealand, with New Zealand’s Sarosh Mulla, director of Pac Studio, joining the jury alongside Carter Williamson founder, Shaun Carter; WOWOWA Architecture co-founder, Monique Woodward; Studio Prineas founder, Eva-Marie Prineas; and Technē Architecture + Interior Design co-director, Nick Travers. 

“We believe that colour is a key part in creating joyous and comforting places to live and work. The confident use of colour in the design of architecture has become an obsession of our practice,” Sarosh says.

“We always enjoy seeing the vast range of approaches to colour in the built environment, and that is why I’m delighted to be judging the 2024 Dulux Colour Awards alongside such an esteemed panel of practitioners. Together, we will be reviewing some of the most innovative projects across New Zealand and Australia.”

Darebin Intercultural Centre, featuring Dulux Circus and Dulux Kowloon, photography by Peter Bennetts.

Dulux colour and design specialist, Davina Harper, says of the programme, “The Dulux Colour Awards celebrates the creativity of design practitioners who use colour to transform spaces. In 2024, we’re excited to further this celebration of colour with the introduction of the new Temporary or Installation Design category, which aims to showcase the use of paint finishes in temporary, installation, exhibition, and brand promotional experiences. The level of sophistication and constraint exercised by architects and designers never fails to impress our panel, and we look forward to seeing how the judges appraise this year’s entrants.”

Awards are presented across six categories, while the coveted New Zealand Grand Prix winner will be selected from New Zealand finalists. The Student category is open to those who are currently studying, or who have recently completed study in, architecture or interior design. 

Entries close on 23 February 2024. The finalists will be announced on 21 March, and the winners revealed at a gala event on 29 May.

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