Her­itage, land­scape, the best guide to ex­te­rior colours

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PAINT com­pa­nies pre­dict that, next year, neu­tral shades are out for in­te­ri­ors while bright and bold shades are in. De­sign con­sul­tant Har­ley An­stee, from Nexus De­signs, rec­om­mends look­ing for colours in the im­me­di­ate land­scape. It is prob­a­bly why on Queens­land’s coast­line blue is a big seller. He re­calls one year when they were con­duct­ing mar­ket re­search, a par­tic­u­lar blue kept pop­ping up as pop­u­lar in the Sun­shine State.

Color­bond de­cided to mar­ket its Deep Ocean in Queens­land only. ‘‘Then peo­ple from New South Wales and other states saw that colour and wanted it.’’ It is now avail­able na­tion­ally.

His other ad­vice is to choose a colour ap­pro­pri­ate to the style of hous­ing. If you re­ally want a colour that will with­stand the test of time, some of which have been in the Color­bond col­lec­tion for 15 years.

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