A breathtaking use of colour takes out Grand Prix title at 32nd Dulux Colour Awards.

Courage and innovation typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 32nd Dulux Colour Awards. The program recognises the most creative and considered use of colour in nine project categories.
Boasting a record number of entries for 2018 – more than 300 from around Australia and New Zealand combined – this year’s awards highlighted the impact of colour as an architectural and interior design device.
From the warm muted tones of a studio interior to the shimmering metallic finish on a period home extension, the varied application of colour was demonstrated with universal flair, but it was the subtle sophistication of a suite of coloured panels on an outback community facility that drew unanimous applause from the astute panel of judges.
The Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, was awarded the Grand Prix, as well as the Commercial Exterior Award, for what the judging panel describes as, “the perfect balance of colour and volume. Colour has been used in a truly meaningful way, adapted to community and worked into the context of it – it’s truly breathtaking.”

Grand Prix winner: Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel

Architect: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Image credits: Peter Bennetts

“This year’s grand prix winner epitomises the value of our awards program, which recognises the most creative and innovative use of colour in the built environment” - Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager Andrea Lucena-Orr.

View more details on the Grand Prix winner.

2018 Category winners

Single Residential Exterior

Albert Park Curved Pleated Facade

Multi Residential Interior

North Perth Townhouse

Grand Prix & Commercial Exterior

Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel


Crimson Education Office

Thoughts from our judges

The 32nd Dulux Colour Awards winners were selected by; Miriam Fanning – Founder and Principal Interior Designer of Mim Design; David Hicks – Director of David Hicks; Katelin Butler – Editor of Houses magazine; David Flack – Founder of Flack Studio; and Murali Bhaskar – Design Director of Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects in New Zealand.


2018 Winners project gallery

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