The use of primary colours and the combination of colour and texture defined the winners of the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards, announced on Thursday 28 March 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 from the 76 finalists.

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 6 Hats and UNO
    • Claire Sullivan - publisher and editor-in-chief of New Zealand publications, Denizen & Design Folio.


The 2014 Dulux Colour Awards winners are:

Grand Prix The Quays McBride Charles Ryan
Commerical Interior The Boston Consulting Group, Sydney   
Carr Design Group
Commerical Exterior Bendigo Library MGS Architects
Commercial Interior Refurbishment   
ACU Raheen Library Woods Bagot
Multi Residential Interior The Quays McBride Charles Ryan
Multi Resdiential Exterior The Quays McBride Charles Ryan
Single Residential Interior Bricolage House Breathe Architecture
Single Residential Exterior Reach for the Sky Saaj Design
Residential Interior Refurbishment 15 Ridley St Blairgowrie Austin Design Associates
Student Tale of Two Sheds Lance van Maanen, RMIT University


Commendations were award to selected projects.  The 2014 commendations are:

Commerical Interior Refurbishment   
Skyline Drive in Diner     
Luchetti Krelle
Single Residential Interior Westgarth House Kennedy Nolan
Multi Residential Interior Sunday Apartments Woods Bagot
Commerical Exterior Cloud Canopy Maddison Architects
Commercial Interior Apical Office Fit-out Duckbuild Architecture
Commercial Interior Carnivorous Flowers Stukel Stone
Commercial Interior Bar Testoni Make Creative

View a full list of Dulux Colour Award 2014 Winners, Commendations and Finalists.



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