Resene - Total Colour Awards 2021

Show your true colours and receive the recognition you deserve – enter the Resene Total Colour Awards!

Resene are on the hunt for creative and colourful projects finished in Resene paints and colours in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Have you completed a project with creative and excellent use of Resene paints and colour?  Then make sure you enter it into the Resene Total Colour Awards.

Categories include: Residential - Interior, Residential - Exterior, Commercial - Exterior, Commercial – Interior Public/Retail, Commercial - Interior Office, Landscape, Education, Installation – Experiential - Product, Neutrals, Heritage, Rising star - Student, Lifetime achievement. Commercial includes commercial, corporate rebranding, industrial, government sector. 

It’s free to enter.

And to make it easy you can enter your images and information by email, dropbox or send them in on a flashdrive if you prefer – whichever suits you.

There are over $15,000 in prizes to be won.

For the colourful winners, each category winner will win NZ$1000 and a coveted Resene Total Colour Award sculpture and the overall Nightingale winner will win NZ$2500 and an exclusive Resene Total Colour – Nightingale Award sculpture.

We showcase a wide range of entries each year on the Resene website in the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery and include many projects in Resene media throughout the year. 

Entries are now open.  Make sure yours is in by 30 June 2021.  You can enter multiple times but each entry must be on a separate form.

Visit for an entry form.

Resene are the Principal Partner of the Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Resene Total Colour Nightingale Colour Maestro Award winner 2020 – Hawkes Bay Opera House Upgrade by Dave Pearson of DPA Architects Ltd. Photo Sarah Rowlands.

Resene Total Colour Nightingale Award winner 2020 – Ann Shelton and Duncan Munro for Nancy Martin House, by Frederick Ost. Photo Bonny Beattie.

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