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Dulux Colour Awards


The use of primary colours and the combination of colour and texture defined the winners of the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards, announced on Thursday 27 March at Peninsula event centre in Melbourne.

A clear stand-out was McBride Charles Ryan, which took out the Grand Prix and also won Multi Residential Interior and Multi Residential Exterior categories, for its work on The Quays. This project’s clever use of bold, block colour mixed with translucent colours ensured its success in this year’s awards program.The Student category noted an extremely high calibre this year, with the judges and Dulux representatives alike excited for the future talent of the architecture and design industry.Judges were unanimously impressed by the cross section and calibre of professional and student entries, with judges taking an hour longer than normal to choose winners for each of the 10 award categories.The judging panel in the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards included highly-regarded design industry leaders from a range of disciplines:

  • Callum Fraser - architect and director of award winning architecture firm, Elenberg Fraser;
  • Geoffrey Carran - contemporary artist;
  • Daimon Downey - musician, creative and entrepreneur;
  • Daniel Dalla Riva - designer and director of interiors at UNO; and
  • Claire Sullivan - publisher and editor-in-chief of New Zealand publications,Denizen & Design Folio.