Commercial Projects

Development of a New Concrete Oxide Colour Range

Click here to see the new range –  Designer colour range with Oxide

Love Your Work – This is why I enjoy what I do… Colour Development

Last year I worked with Dianne and Paul at the Oxide Distributing Company in Glenfield, Auckland to develop a usable and contemporary range of colours for their concrete oxides.

It is called the Designer Colour Range, and has 27 relevant and exciting oxides, which has already had a fantastic response from their customers since launched.   There are 9 different colour categories, each of which have 3 variations of hues and tones – Riverstone; Slate; Autumn; Desert; Clay; Sandstone; Tussock; Coastal; and Greenstone.  The range was inspired by our own natural New Zealand flora, rocks and soils.


The Colour Palette Specialist


Colour Consultant – Residential Development – Kensington Park Orewa Exteriors Update

I have been working on the Kensington Park exteriors for the last 4 years.  There are still some buildings to be built and painted, but I was out there last week, and so pleased with the overall look.  As you can imagine the process of creating the exterior colours for an expansive hillside, which is viewed from all around Orewa, needs careful consideration for the owners of the houses looking down onto the roofs, as well as the people living at Kensington Park, and the enhancement of the cityscape.  Colour balance, flow, harmony as well as practical elements such as the LRV rating allowed on weatherboards, come into the process when I am choosing the range of colours.  Being an artist certainly helps when working on the overall concept, and being able to visualise how it will look.  The landscaping has been well thought through to enhance the space and its buildings.  Here are a few more photos of the latest stage to be completed.



Commercial Exterior Before & After

Exterior makeover and ready to be leased.





Restaurant Bar in Parnell – Colour Consultant




Interior Designer – Flatbush Residential Development – Auckland




Interior Designer – Interior & Exterior Colour Scheme – Hawke Sea Scouts Building – Coxs Bay

I really enjoyed working on this project – it is such an iconic building in Coxs Bay. It is now sitting proud amongst the pohutakawa trees.





Before & After @ Longroom Bar in Ponsonby – Colour Consultant



THE LONGROOM – PONSONBY – The Colour Palette Specialist – Fiona Small