Feedback
Total Colour Award winners

GHD Newcastle office fitout @ headquarters


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 20-22 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle

The client was moving into a new development on the Newcastle waterfront, with views towards Newcastle’s industrial past.

The client is a multidisciplinary consulting practice, and has been involved in major industrial and infrastructure projects.

Colourful office kitchen

The design concept was for the detail design, including selection of the colour palette, to take cues from the industrial past of the client organisation and Newcastle itself, while providing a contemporary fit-out suited to the new development, and to demonstrate the client’s commitment to quality design and sustainability. The client brief also called for a fun and funky space for their staff to work and trusted the designers in their suggestion of a bold colour palette based about acidic bright colours with extensive use of black, grey, red and metallic finishes.

Colourful office hallway

Key features include the entry wall painted in Resene Maxwell Smart with applied vinyl graphics demonstrating the colour palette throughout the office, the bright orange storage units and timber slat walls to match electrical switchboards, and the design of the reception desk in high gloss laminate with an automotive feel.

Red and white office kitchen

Throughout the fit-out, splashes of colour in doors, bulkheads, fabrics and floors set off the selection of white for the majority of joinery and furniture.

In keeping with the commitment to the environment, paints used throughout the fit-out were specified based upon the Green Building Council of Australia’s limits for low VOC emissions.

Blue and white office kitchen and lunch room
Orange and white office space

Architectural Specifier: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Building Contractor: Bolkm
Colour Selection: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Interior Designer: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Painting Contractor: Jorcam Painting Pty Ltd
Photographer: Murray McKean

Download a PDF of this article


Resene Total Colour Awards gallery

The Resene Total Colour Awards celebrate and encourage creative use of colour. For colour and decorating inspiration, browse through the hundreds of projects submitted...

View Award winners:  2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |

View gallery:  2020 | 2019/18 | 2017 | 2016/15 | 2014/13 | 2012/11/10 |   Win:  Entry information

Resene Total Colour Awards 2010

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos