Show your true colours and receive the recognition you deserve – enter the Resene Total Colour Awards! The Resene Total Colour Awards recognise outstanding use of colour. We want to celebrate the best of the best.
It’s free to enter. 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.
There is over $15,000 in prizes to be won. We showcase a wide range of entries each year on the Resene website in the Resene case studies/awards project gallery and include many projects 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.
You can enter multiple times but each entry must be on a separate entry form.
Entries now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered the 2023 Total Colour Awards! Get inspired by the winning entries here...
Commercial includes commercial, corporate rebranding, industrial, government sector.
Resene has a long history of colour with colours like Resene Spanish White and Resene Pearl Lusta created over three decades ago still continuing to be top choices for decorators today. In 1969 Resene set up a new system of colour, the British Standard Specification colour range which provided a range of strong colours at a time when the market was used to pastel colours. And more recently, in keeping with Resene's focus on sustainable innovations, Resene has developed its own range of non VOC (volatile organic compound) tinters to enable all Resene decorative paints to be tinted without unwanted VOCs.
With thousands of Resene colours available, there's no point having all these colours if they aren't being used, which led to the creation of the Resene Total Colour Awards in 2011 to celebrate and encourage creative use of colour. It has run annually since then.
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