Total Colour Award winners

MDS Albany Show Home


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery of entries

Resene Total Colour Awards 2016
Albany Show Home

This home is one of 19 designed by MDS in an exclusive subdivision neighbouring the North Shore Golf Course. It is a four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with a large open plan living area, formal lounge, office and two car garaging. As with all homes in this development, emphasis was placed on indoor/outdoor flow and the expansive golf course views.

The design of this home was influenced by European countryside living and feature timber ceilings and heavy beams ensure an authentic country feel in the living areas.

A key design consideration was making the most of the view out to the golf course, and it was important the colour scheme reflected this. The home also had extensive landscaping, which is visible from the ground floor, which needed highlighting.

The colour palette needed to work sympathetically with the surroundings and allow the greenery of the golf course and the landscaped gardens to stand out. It needed to create a sense of warmth and personality within the home and as the home was to function as a show home for the first few months, it was important to entice potential clients with a good use of a colour that wasn’t overpowering.

Albany Show Home inside Albany Show Home kitchen Albany Show Home bedroom Albany Show Home bedroom and study

Resene Inside Back was chosen as the predominant colour family, with full strength Resene Inside Back in the formal living and main bedroom, Resene Double Inside Back in the office, Resene Half Inside Back in the laundry, garage and three bedrooms, and a three quarter strength Resene Inside Back in the formal living and main bedroom. This was teamed with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Triple White Pointer in the kitchen, dining and living area.

Good depth of colour enabled the use of more neutral furnishings, yet was subtle enough to display vibrant artworks.

Architectural specifier: Mason Design Solutions
Building contractor: Richard Davidson
Painting contractor: Ha Lee
Photography: Mark Scowen, Intense Photography


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