Resene Total Colour Awards

Published: 4 May 2022


Calling all specifiers, designers, industry and students – here’s your opportunity to win a Resene Total Colour Award.

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 76 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.

Show your true colours and receive the recognition you deserve! Resene wants to celebrate the best of the best.

It’s free to enter and there’s over $15,000 in prizes to be won. You can enter multiple times but each entry must be on a separate entry form. And to make it easy you can email your entry form and dropbox or email your images or send them in on a flashdrive if you prefer – whichever suits you.

A wide range of entries will be showcased on the Resene website in the Resene case studies/awards project gallery and many projects will feature in Resene media throughout the year.

For the colourful winners, each category winner will win NZ $1,000 and a coveted Resene Total Colour Award sculpture and the overall Nightingale winner will win NZ $2,500 and an exclusive Resene Total Colour – Nightingale Award sculpture.

Categories include:

  • Commercial – Interior Public + Retail
  • Commercial – Interior Office
  • Commercial – Exterior
  • Education
  • Residential – Interior
  • Residential – Exterior
  • Neutrals
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Installation – Experiential – Product
  • Rising Star – Student
  • And the Colour Master Nightingale Award for the best overall colour use.

Get the entry form online at

Enter now!

Photo: Skylark Cabin by Barry Connor, Barry Connor Design