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Entries open for the 35th Dulux Colour Awards

Entries are now open for the 35th Dulux Colour Awards, inviting architects and design professionals to submit projects that showcase their cutting-edge use of colour in built spaces across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential environments.


Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Planning & Communications Manager says “It is evident that architects and designers are increasingly using colour as an integral design tool to provide a space meaning – in both its functional and environmental contexts. Dulux is eager to see their creative employment of colour across a vast breadth of architectural genres with this year’s submissions.”


Entrants are eligible to submit work using Dulux products, including Dulux Powder Coating products.


Last year, several projects featuring Dulux Powder Coatings were finalists in the awards, each showcasing a stunning display of colour vibrancy and functionality.


Oran Park High School in Sydney’s south west, used an extensive pallet of Dulux colours to emphasize the dynamic and sculptural appearance of the building’s articulated upper façade. The colours were graduated along the façade within angled window reveals providing a playful source of movement and a nod to the areas racing past. Colour has also played an important part in the schools way-finding strategy, with yellow acting as a key identifier of points for movement and entry on the site. Find out more about this project here.


Gem, Waterline Place is a nine story coastal residential tower in Williamstown, Melbourne. Inspired by the maritime history of the area, Dulux Duratec Eternity in Linen Pearl was amongst the finishes selected to maintain the architectural vision of a brilliant, shimmering ocean liner.  Given the corrosive environment of Port Phillip Bay and the adjacent industrial sites of Williamstown, the durability and resilience of the Duratec range was crucial. Discover more about this project here.


Ferny Grove State High School Block X in Brisbane, Queensland incorporated a colourful design which explored the buildings function as a STEM centre. The cellular shaped facade incorporates an appropriation of the division of elements in the periodic table by arranging a number of bright colours from the Duratec Intensity range left to right to represent various metals and gasses. See this project in our gallery here.


For further information on the Dulux 2021 Colour Awards, details on how to enter and judging criteria, visit


Calendar of Events
• Entries opened on the 3rd March
• Entries close 24th May
• Finalist announced 23rd June
• Winners announced 11th August


Worth doing, worth Dulux.®