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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, including the Ohope Beach School project. The school has used pops of colour on a variety of surfaces throughout the school to create a playful feel. Upon entering, poles, bay windows, frames, and aluminium joinery all share bright blue, red, yellow, and green powder coat colours. Each colour has significant meaning and is taken from the primary colours found in the school’s logo. Blue represents the school’s proximity to the ocean, red and green represent New Zealand’s native pōhutukawa tree, and yellow represents the sand found on Ōhope’s coastline. The Duratec range was chosen due to its high-performance colour retention and gloss specifications. You can see the 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.®