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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 - Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Aesthetik Skin and Laser Clinic by Joanne Motee | Photographer: Edmund Bourrilhon

Finalists of the 36th annual Dulux Colour Awards were announced recently, with four beauty spaces securing their spots on the shortlist. The awards are put on by the paint brand to acknowledge Australian and New Zealand commercial and residential spaces that have utilised Dulux paint colour in an innovative way. 

The four beauty spaces to be selected as finalists include – Aesthetik Skin and Laser Clinic in Coburg VIC, Buff Nail Studio in Brighton VIC, Vida Glow HQ in North Sydney NSW, and New Me in Booragoon WA. The four make up a total of 103 finalists.

On the awards, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr says “architects and designers have really pushed the boundaries with colour application to create inspiring, engaging – and often surprising – interior and exterior spaces.”

Trending across all commercial spaces were deeper and darker tones, as well as vivid reds, blues and greens. Rich, warm, earthy-tones were also popular, as they feel “inviting” to staff and their clients, Andrea notes.

“Retro 80’s inspired pastel shades of pinks, apricot, lemon and green, offering a touch of excitement and fun, have been injected into retail and work spaces too,” Andrea adds. “I love the joyous colours that have been woven into these projects, by simply using hues that add life and a sense of delight to these settings.”

The awards will be judged by a panel of esteemed interior and architecture experts, with winners to be announced at a gala event in Melbourne on Wednesday 1st June, 2022.

Check out the four beauty finalists and their spaces below:

Aesthetik Skin and Laser Clinic by Joanne Motee

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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Aesthetik Skin and Laser Clinic by Joanne Motee | Photographer: Edmund Bourrilhon
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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Aesthetik Skin and Laser Clinic by Joanne Motee | Photographer: Edmund Bourrilhon

“The subtle palette interplays with light as it filters through the cane to soothe and ready the client’s mood for the treatment ahead. A blanketing comfort of layered lighting offers quiet solace.” – Joanne Motee, Designer & Owner, Joanne Motee Studio

Buff Nail Studio by Design by Golden

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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Buff Nail Studio by Design By Golden | Photographer: Sharyn Cairns
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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Buff Nail Studio by Design By Golden | Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

“Elevating the usual experience of nail maintenance, sterilisation and the ceremony of washing are on show; the treatment zone is anchored centrally with a leathered granite wash station integral to the process of cleaning prior, during and after for clients and technicians.” – Alicia McKimm, Founding Director, Design by Golden

Vida Glow HQ by Arent&Pyke

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Vida Glow HQ by Arent&Pyke | Photographer: Anson Smart
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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | Vida Glow HQ by Arent&Pyke | Photographer: Anson Smart

“Our understanding of the Vida Glow branding, persona and ethos, called for a strong aesthetic direction. The vibrant colours of the new Vida Glow branding have been balanced with a more subtle palette – inspired by the natural world and marine ingredients their products are derived from.” – Sarah-Jane Pyke, Principal, Arent&Pyke

New Me by Rezen Studio

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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | New Me by Rezen | Photographer: Jack Lovel
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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | New Me by Rezen | Photographer: Jack Lovel
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Dulux Colour Awards 2022 – Commercial Interior: Workplace & Retail | New Me by Rezen | Photographer: Jack Lovel

“The client wanted to bring a soft and casual feeling to differentiate it from your average medical suite. The result is a set of spaces that feel playful, warm and private.” – Zenifa Bowring, Director, Rezen Studio

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