Total Colour Award winners

Southern Cross Garden Bar and Restaurant

From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 35 Abel Smith Street, Wellington

This work involved the re-configuration of an existing function room and bar space.

The space was re-organised to better relate to the main bar and garden spaces, the fit-out of which, converses with the remainder of the bar finished two years prior.

Two large copper clad walls slide away and connect the booth seating spaces to the fold out tables. Timber screens line the bar’s end wall and low level peg board ceilings contrast with a wide range of purpose-mixed colours.

Materials, construction details, and colours reminisce on the classic New Zealand caravan, complete with fold out tables, two toned and piped squabs, stripy materials, and a back lit fold out awning to cover the bar when not in use.

Furniture and fittings have been selected from the same era, although reflect more upon the lounge space. An assortment of furniture, lights and artwork was collected throughout the design and construction process, which complement the all important and quintessential Axminster carpet.

Colours used: Resene Bahama Blue, Resene Guardsman Red, Resene Limeade, Resene Rain Forest, Resene Royal Heath.

Products used: Resene decorative paints.

Architectural Specifier: John Mills Architects Ltd
Building Contractor: Scottys Construction
Interior Designer: John Mills Architects Ltd
Photographer: Kirsty Ballard

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   –

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 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