A special Colourful Room category was awarded this year and was won by Charlotte Coote of Coote & Co for a dining room painted entirely in hot pink Resene Glamour Puss. The room has a sense of modern meets Victorian. The rich colour and varying sheen levels creates a rich atmosphere. The judges commented: “With a standalone room you can dare to go bold. No holds barred, it is whimsical, fun, beautiful and brave. The walls feel like they are singing in the background.” The Maestro (runner up) in this category went to Debra Delorenzo of One Ranfurly, for the bathroom of a character home. Inspiration for the hot pink, yellow and orange scheme, which used Resene Golden Glow (upper walls), Resene Pizza (cornice), Resene Sassy (ceiling) came from the room’s stained glass window. “This room has been carefully dressed in colour with multi-coloured paint hues changing the sense of space. The floor is anchored in colour and delightfully reflected in the colours overhead. Unexpected and uplifting,” said the judges. Resene Wild Thing and the winner is… The overall winner and the recipient of the Nightingale Award as well as the Education – Primary award is RTA Studio for Freemans Bay School in Auckland. Using 16 different Resene colours, the judges commented that: “embracing the site, the design, the community and its colour palette, this project demonstrates a commanding mastery of colour. Strong like a meeting house, the colour is both anchoring and welcoming and used with such care. Appealing to young and old, the palette brings this school into the central heart of the community.” View all the Resene Total Colour Award winners online at www.resene.com/awardwinners. designers Parsonson Architects, www.p-a.nz; Lymesmith, www.lymesmith.com.au; Nott Architects, www.nott.co.nz; Coote & Co, www.cooteandco.com.au; One Ranfurly, www.delorenzodesign.co.nz; RTA Studio, www.rtastudio.co.nz Resene Sassy Resene Total Colour Awards Resene Golden Glow Resene Pizza Resene Glamour Puss 35