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Resene Total Colour Awards 2020

Resene has a long history of colour with colours like Resene Spanish White and Resene Pearl Lusta created over three decades ago still continuing to be top choices for decorators today. In 1969 Resene set up a new system of colour, the British Standard Specification colour range which provided a range of strong colours at a time when the market was used to pastel colours. And more recently, in keeping with Resene’s focus on sustainable innovations, Resene has developed its own range of non VOC (volatile organic compound) tinters to enable all Resene decorative paints to be tinted without unwanted VOCs.

With thousands of Resene colours available, there’s no point having all these colours if they aren’t being used, which led to the creation of the Resene Total Colour Awards to celebrate and encourage creative use of colour.

We hope you enjoy viewing a selection of the projects submitted to the Resene Total Colour Awards and that they provide inspiration for decorating projects of your own. Click on a picture to find out more about the project.

 
Quarry Side House
Quarry Side House

This three bedroom rural family home is an exemplar of simplicity... more
GoGo Kids
GoGoKids

The client brief was for a warm, colourful and engaging store... more
Heritage listed Glebe Terrace
Heritage listed Glebe Terrace

Adding character and happy colours throughout... more
Mt Victoria kitchen
Mt Victoria kitchen

Not one of the colours or textures overtakes or dominates the space... more
Low project
Low project

The client wanted to make her kitchen larger and more central to the flow of the home... more
Lean on Me
Lean on Me

This project is a re-interpretation of the ‘lean-to’ form... more
Opaheke ensuite
Opaheke ensuite

A master ensuite that is on trend with splashes of colour. ... more
Air New Zealand Domestic Lounge
Air New Zealand Domestic Lounge

A comfortable, functional, and enjoyable space ... more
Taupaki Project and STICKS + STONES showroom
Taupaki Project and STICKS + STONES showroom

Two projects, both focused on home interiors... more
Reflecting nostalgia
Reflecting nostalgia

Colour flows seamlessly from room to room, with individual accents of fun... more
‘Fuel’ Restaurant concept
‘Fuel’ Restaurant concept

A colour scheme rich in petrol-infused tones... more
Café Kentro concept
Café Kentro concept

The gentle, warm palette with peach-terracotta tones creates a sense of calm... more
My Whare
My Whare

A pop of colour to add a light-heartedness to the scheme... more
Nancy Martin House
Nancy Martin House

Passion and research has been poured into choosing just the right colours... more
He Puna Taimoana
He Puna Taimoana

The colours were specifically chosen to represent various aspects of the project... more
Cornwall Park Public toilets
Cornwall Park Public toilets

This project is inspired by the green leafy mature trees of the park... more
Little Culprit Bar
Little Culprit Bar

The brief was to create a unique venue truly fitting to the clientele it serves... more
Hawkes Bay Opera House Upgrade
Hawkes Bay Opera House Upgrade

A new scheme was introduced based on known earlier influences, and more recent architectural contributions. ... more
Newtown house
Newtown house

Adding an element of modernity to this traditional villa... more
Palette personified
Palette personified

The clients wanted a country kitchen that was fun and colourful and different... more
Beachie beach house
Beachie beach house

The client wanted the house to have a beach house type feeling... more
Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre
Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre

Design and colour are used to provide deeper meaning and context to the Taonga on display. ... more
Le Petit St Ouen
Le Petit St Ouen

The idea was to make the unit as bright and airy as possible using a combination of warm neutrals... more
Breezebrick Courtyard House
Breezebrick Courtyard House

The proposed solution was to treat the court surface as a large-scale mural... more
Shaped by Time: The Duke Hotel
Shaped by Time: The Duke Hotel

This is a space where the old meets the new... more
Hukanui Primary School 'Garden to Table' Enviroclassroom
Hukanui Primary School 'Garden to Table' Enviroclassroom

Introducing children to principles of sustainability... more
Shirley Boys' and Avonside Girls' High Schools
Shirley Boys' and Avonside Girls' High Schools

Colour enables each school to personalise their environment... more
Lofte Apartments concept
Lofte Apartments concept

A double-storey penthouse that features panoramic ocean views. ... more
Itō Dessert Bar concept
Itō Dessert Bar concept

The colour palette created an inviting and uplifting space... more
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks

An Edwardian villa renovation and modernisation... more
La Petite Fourchette
La Petite Fourchette

La Petite Fourchette is a modern French cafe in the heart of Auckland's Britomart... more
Chen Anselmi Units
Chen Anselmi Units

Exciting, optimistic and inspirational, with a clearly defined colour palette... more
Te Hohepa Kohanga Reo
Te Hohepa Kohanga Reo

A new typology for Maori childhood learning... more
Wild Botanic
Wild Botanic

The vision was to maximise the impact of the trending houseplants... more
Barkers
Barkers

The colour scheme was designed to pull elements from different aspects of underground transport... more
Anime House
Anime House

A simple, but powerful design ethos was chosen that incorporated vibrant colours at the core. ... more
Bird on A Wire
Bird On A Wire

An inclusive, stylish, friendly, and relaxing environment for diners... more
Spaces Karangahape Rd
Spaces Karangahape Rd

These colours give a sense of warmth and visual interest to the spaces... more
Dentessence
Dentessence

Reflecting Helen's holistic approach to dentistry, gold was the obvious colour choice... more
The Poppies Martinborough Winery
The Poppies Martinborough Winery

Apartment and Winery Barrel Room Venue... more

Small Commercial Project

The brief was to design a pop up cafe with a dual purpose for Sydney festival... more
Eastfield Health Medical Centre
Eastfield Health Medical Centre

Fresh, welcoming, healthy were some of key design drivers for the concept... more
The Chapel Apartments
The Chapel Apartments

It was time for this elegant building to 'pop' but in a way that was respectful of its heritage... more
Pizza Oven Splashback
Pizza Oven Splashback

A pastel pizza oven splashback with a party vibe... more
Point Wells Cricket Club
Point Wells Cricket Club

A joyous little folly dedicated to game and all its absurdity... more
Raumati Bach
Raumati Bach

The client wanted it to be funky with a point of difference... more
Coastal sanctuary
Coastal sanctuary

The colours selected connect with the ever-present harbour and its natural palette... more
Bold and beautiful
Bold and beautiful

A timeless aesthetic suited to the remainder of the house... more
Down the garden path
Down the garden path

The visual expression of local culture comes alive: a place full of colour... more
The Thames on Kirkwood
The Thames on Kirkwood

An area in which people who attended funerals in the chapel could go for a cup of tea... more
Forever Pets Crematorium
Forever Pets Crematorium

The Tudor style building and the clients' love of all things lighting and plants was the inspiration... more
The ehouse Experiment
The ehouse Experiment

The project brief for this bach emphasised a relaxed and nostalgic feel... more
Parirau
Parirau

A colour reminiscent of early rural farm buildings in Canterbury... more
Parnell residence
Parnell residence

The client wanted a dark masculine feeling for his home... more
'nice' café & deli
'nice' café & deli

The final design is a blend of hand crafted, industrial and soft pastel colours... more
Waitohi Johnsonville Library and Community Hub
Waitohi Johnsonville Library and Community Hub

The colour scheme is derived from the narrative of the historic Johnson's clearing... more
Hayman Park
Hayman Park

The bold colour palette opens up the park extending the boundaries and ties all the elements together... more
Stylish urban development
Stylish urban development

The colours were chosen to appeal to a cross section of potential buyers ... more
132 Halsey Street
132 Halsey Street

Athfield Architects were commissioned to design multi-unit residential buildings... more
Newtown House
Newtown House

Keeping the character of the existing facade was a key part of the project... more
Jesus Heals The Blind Man
Jesus Heals The Blind Man

The inspiration for the painting was to be 'Jesus Heals the Blind Man.' ... more
Wanaka house
Wanaka house

A holiday home on an urban site in central Wanaka... more
Jackson Street Programme
Jackson Street Programme

Reviving heritage colours through contemporary schemes... more
Puddleducks Nursery/Preschool and The Backyard Café
Puddleducks Nursery/Preschool and The Backyard Café

The exterior and interior palette was inspired by the alpine landscape of the ore inspiring Mt Taranaki... more
Katherine Mansfield House & Garden redevelopment project
Katherine Mansfield House & Garden redevelopment project

An inviting environment for visitors that illustrates the spirit of the Victorian age... more
OCKHEE – Korean Eatery
OCKHEE – Korean Eatery

The selection of material and finishes was restrained to a rich and textural palette of walnut, stone and lime plaster render... more
Beau Rivage
Beau Rivage

The brief was to create a statement colour scheme which would stand out amongst the other beautiful Bondi buildings... more
Love bErto for Harbour Eats
Love bErto for Harbour Eats

The brief was to create a piece for Harbour Eats, Commercial Bay reflecting the ocean's influence in New Zealand... more
Greenbank Apartments
Greenbank Apartments

An injection of spice and some colourful indigenous inspired artwork created a vibrant and visually positive entry area... more
Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian

This historic, heritage building in the Masterton CBD is now home to the high end restaurant Saint Sebastian... more
Roseberry Villa
Roseberry Villa

The design objective was to be sympathetic to the design and detail of the original villa... more
Miss Peppercorn Szechuan Restaurant
Miss Peppercorn Szechuan Restaurant

An updated, botanical theme, inspired by the Szechuan area of China, with a modern twist... more
El Rancho
El Rancho

The client has a strong passion for Mexican hospitality and wanted to showcase this in a bold way... more
Greenwood Roche
Greenwood Roche

The monochromatic colour palette provides a minimal, modern, and semi-industrial feel throughout... more
Hikari Sushi Train
Hikari Sushi Train

The mix of finishes and materials was inspired by traditional Japanese street markets... more
Ramen Ria
Ramen Ria

A uniquely Japan-inspired space to enjoy the best Ramen in Christchurch... more
Real Fruit Parlour
Real Fruit Parlour

The inspiration for the colour scheme was the bright and natural colours we find in fresh fruit and vegetables... more
Saigon Kingdom
Saigon Kingdom

The inspiration of this interior is the multi layered city of Saigon... more
Rockwall home
Rockwall home

The focus was to create an authentic and timeless interior... more
New Plymouth Airport
New Plymouth Airport

The design integrates the cultural narrative of the local hapu, Puketapu, into the building design... more
Utopia by Lisa King
Utopia

An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect... more
University of Otago School of Music and Theatre
University of Otago School of Music and Theatre

Each studio space has a distinct colour scheme based on the feathers of individual native birds... more
Grinham Chippindale House
Grinham Chippindale House

This is a two bedroom family home that is intentionally integrated with nature... more
Mt Eden Heritage home
Mt Eden Heritage home

This charming villa is one of the oldest homes in Mt Eden dating back to the late 1800s... more
The old lady’s new dress
The old lady’s new dress

An adventurous plan to help Trouville fit into the new millennium... more
White Night
White Night

This Californian bungalow celebrates clean lines, open living and functional family entertaining... more
Nantucket Apartments
Nantucket Apartments

The colour palette was derived from the site – from the surrounding waterways and gardens near Cape Cabarita... more
Mt Albert villa
Mt Albert villa

The owners felt they wanted a bright vibrancy... more
Tuscany On Tamborine
Tuscany On Tamborine

A renovation of a French Restaurant into a Tuscan Farmhouse... more
Rārākau: Riccarton Centre
Rārākau: Riccarton Centre

A new robust, multi-use facility that embraced the diversity of ethnicities of those who reside in Riccarton... more
Ballast Point House
Ballast Point House

Colour in the Ballast Point House is applied sparingly, with a light, deft touch... more
Max Fashions
Max Fashions

Where vision, community focus and new designs all meet. ... more
Te Raekura Redcliffs School
Te Raekura Redcliffs School

The school's design reflects the rich local history... more
Glamorous Heritage Villa
Glamorous Heritage Villa

An original 1907 villa has been transformed to a very glamorous family home... more
Inviting home office
Inviting home office

An inviting neutral palette draws you in and provides a luxurious warm cocoon... more
Poshtel
Poshtel

The key to make this hotel successful was to be able to ‘tell’ the Oamaru story... more
Hazelbrook Eco House
Hazelbrook Eco House

A beautiful sanctuary to relax in, enjoy life and feel safe and warm... more
Forest Nest
Forest Nest

The colour palette was derived from the surrounding bush lands near Lake Macquarie... more
The Berra
The Berra

The intent was to create a work that was reflective of Canberra... more
No Bed of Roses
No Bed of Roses

The final execution was a pattern of rose. George decided to play with the idea of taggin... more
Melbourne Kicks
Melbourne Kicks

Footlocker approached George Rose to create a bespoke mural for their largest store... more
Year of the Rat
Year of the Rat

This mural celebrates the Year of the Rat for the Lunar New Year... more
Gotta hold on you
Gotta hold on you

A stay-at-home mural festival was a global, open call for artists to paint murals in the safety of their homes... more
California Dreaming
California Dreaming

George was asked to create an abstract, fun and uplifting mural... more
Healing Vision
Healing Vision

A mural adds vibrancy and interest to a space... more
Hand Drawn
Hand Drawn

This wall concept marries her love of body language with literal language... more
One Darling Harbour
One Darling Harbour

The colours were chosen to give the common areas a luxe feel... more
Bacchanalia Bar
Bacchanalia Bar

A bar mural with the theme of a Bacchanalian feast... more
Croydon – Past, Present & Future
Croydon – Past, Present & Future

The goal is to create fresh and collaborative street art... more
Bright Depths
Bright Depths

George Rose creates an immersive art experience... more
 

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