The colour palette was chosen to create an inspiring, invigorating place in which to learn and create.
Rotorua Girls’ High School Childcare Trust commissioned a new preschool building to celebrate their 25 year history. The colour scheme was conceptualised at the initial planning stages, with the Interior Designer working alongside the Architectural Designer to enhance the design of the building.
The colour palette was chosen to create an inspiring, invigorating place in which to learn and create, in a space full of energy and light in which children would want to be.
The exterior colour scheme was influenced by the coming together of black and white in cultural unity, also encompassing the yin and yang. These themes are represented by a softer palette of Resene Eighth Dutch White and Resene Liquid Metal. The metallic paint adds sparkles which children always love. Colours were also selected to enhance the two different cladding materials of the new building.
Internally Resene Double Alabaster was selected for walls and ceilings throughout to enhance the light, open space while providing the perfect backdrop to children’s artworks. Bright accent colours ensure the environment is fun, happy and inviting, applied to the doors and furniture to provide hints of colour to an already colourful environment. Also acting as a reference to the rooms beyond, ‘bathrooms behind the orange door’ aids the children’s learning.
Kitchen finishes and floorings have been chosen to complement the paint colour scheme and be in keeping with the bright, happy scheme.
The Trust is extremely proud of their new building and the children can’t wait to come to school.
Colours used: (exterior) Resene Eighth Dutch White, Resene Fuscous Grey, Resene Liquid Metal, (interior) Resene Double Alabaster, Resene Japanese Laurel, Resene Milano Red, Resene Moon Yellow, Resene Primetime, Resene Trinidad.
Architectural Specifier: Cameron Cotton, Design and Light
Building and Painting Contractor: CH Builders Ltd
Interior Designer and Colour Selection: Ingrid Cotton
Photographer: Logan Davey
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