Winner – Top Colour Award – Resene Total Colour Awards 2020

Winner - Top Colour Award - Resene Total Colour Awards 2020
Published: 29 November 2020

Despite a challenging year, the entrants for the Resene Total Colour Award winners have shown the power of colour and creativity to change space, mood and emotions. From new builds to making the most of what is already there, a little paint, colour and passion can reinvent any surface.

An unexpectedly playful and energising palette of historically appropriate colours wins Nancy Martin House, by Frederick Ost by Ann Shelton and Duncan Munro the top colour award in the Resene Total Colour Awards 2020.

The judges said “colour selections have been ever so faithfully chosen to honour and respect the original. It reminds us all to make the most of what is already there – sometimes all that is needed are fresh coats of paint colour to make old new again. So much passion and painstaking research and attention to detail has been poured into choosing just the right colours and placing them ever so carefully in the right places. This home is loved by colour.”

This project uses Resene Mexican Red, Resene Sea Mist, Resene Burning Sand, Resene Shadow Green, Resene Primrose, Resene Pearl Lusta, Resene Neptune, Resene Mist Grey and Resene Rose.

Resene has a long history of colour and today’s colour range of thousands of hues is a far cry from the handful that was available when Resene started 74 years ago. The Resene Total Colour Awards were launched to encourage and celebrate excellent and creative use of colour; to showcase striking colour palettes and combinations and provide fresh inspiration.

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