Fish Creek House Shortlisted for 2019 Dulux Colour Awards
We are so excited to announce our project the 'Fish Creek House' has been chosen as a finalist in the 2019 Dulux Colour Awards for the 'Single Residential Interior' category and we couldn't be happier to be recognised alongside some of the top Architectural and Interior Design Practices in Australia and New Zealand.
Now in its 33rd year, and with a record breaking 435 entries for this years competition, the awards program recognises high quality projects which have creative and outstanding use of colour across both commercial and residential spaces. Therefore, just being selected as a finalist is a real achievement.
Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour planning and communication manager, said, “Architects and designers have really set a new precedent with their masterful and innovative employment of colour to create unexpected, lively, playful and refined interior and exterior spaces.”
“Deep shades of blue were a popular choice – from azure through to dark navy – seen in cabinetry, trims through to feature walls. Meanwhile, greens ranging from soft sage to emerald have lost none of their appeal adding sophistication, character and a sense of quiet luxury."
Fish Creek Colour Scheme
The Fish Creek house has a distinct Australian vernacular, originating from the corrugated Woodland Grey Colorbond cladding, timber, and natural materials and colours selected both inside and out. The home blends the warmth of the land & cool elements of the ocean. Colour was crucial in conveying this fundamental narrative.
The interior skin was coated in Dulux Army Fatigue, including doors, walls, architraves and skirting. The soothing grass green wholeheartedly submerges occupants into the earth, creating an intimate and nurturing space. This harmonious colour has a refreshing personality and is bold in its quantity but complementary to the blackbutt timber floors, metallic coppers, tans and matte black finishes in the kitchen. Creamy ceilings in Dulux Natural White add lightness and relief to the rustic colour scheme.
The external rippled cladding in Woodland Grey, echoes the ocean and stormy skies, while emphasizing the vertical patterns and tones in the forest surrounding. Strong and robust in colour, assisting to define its minimal shapes to hold up against the harsh conditions the region endures. The Dulux ‘Black Ace’ window shrouds, pergola and flashings outline the building against the sky while highlighting the darker details in the Silver Ash decking.
The colour palette was derived from the landscape to enhance the harmonious dialogue between residents and the environment. Designed to be a sanctuary, to reduce stress, encourage creativity and clarity, while energizing the occupants to grow with the modular haven. The native scheme respects the origins of the land, by mirroring its habitat and inspiring wellbeing through the use of masculine tones externally and warm, calming shades internally
We look forward to the winners of this years Dulux Colour Awards being revealed in May. We will be sure to have all our fingers and toes crossed!
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