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From the Resene News – issue 1/2003

College colour - Garin College

Like a page out of a colour chart, Garin College in Nelson carefully amalgamates colours from all tonal groups.

Garin College in Nelson

Garin College in Nelson

The exterior titan board substrate is finished in dominating blasts of Resene Monarch (deep blue), Resene St Tropaz (royal clean blue), Resene Cove Grey (grey blue), Resene Pearl Lusta (warm neutral), and Resene Camarone (bush green). All combine to give a bright, bold, welcoming colour landscape no matter what the weather conditions are like.

The rainbow-like departure from traditional neutral tertiary institution palettes has been embraced by the complete community.

Architect: Les Clapcott, Clapcott Consultancy Ltd (email:
Painting Contractor: Ray McKenzie & Sons Ltd
Building Contractor: Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd
Resene: Richard Haynes, Nelson/Marlborough Branch Manager


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