Homes en­joy an Aus­tralian makeover

Au­then­tic tex­tures and colours stretch­ing from the city to the coun­try cre­ate at­ten­tion-get­ting spa­ces

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A new range of colours is giv­ing home own­ers the abil­ity to blend the ex­te­rior of their home into the Aus­tralian land­scape.

Cem­intel na­tional mar­ket­ing man­ager Kim Roughan said it had joined forces with de­signer Kathy Demos to launch two ranges, of­fer­ing Aus­tralian colours, tex­tures and pat­terns to build homes that work in with their land­scape. “Whether it’s the red earth of the out­back or the gritty grey of an ur­ban streetscape, home own­ers can draw in­spi­ra­tion from their sur­round­ing ar­eas to bring their dream de­signs to life us­ing high per­for­mance, durable prod­ucts,” she said.

In de­vel­op­ing the Sur­round range, Cem­intel drew on the in­stinc­tive ap­proach of in­dus­try vet­eran Demos.

“The ma­te­ri­als we use to build the spa­ces we live and work in must evolve as we do. They must be liv­ing, breath­ing fea­tures that adapt as we need them to,” Demos said. “I think of fa­cades as be­ing a type of skin that wraps a home to pro­tect what’s un­der­neath. Like the body’s skin, a fa­cade must per­form as a liv­ing part of a build­ing, com­ple­ment­ing and re­spond­ing to the unique el­e­ments of its set­ting.”

Sur­round uses a core palette of neu­trals and dis­crete pat­terns ref­er­enc­ing Aus­tralian land­scapes and streetscapes.

There are five neu­tral pre­fin­ished prod­ucts, matched with a high­lights palette. Each prod­uct and highlight is rep­re­sented by a sym­bol that ref­er­ences its level of warmth and base type, link­ing to other colours in the range.

The Ter­ri­tory range ex­pands on Cem­intel’s De­signer Se­ries, draw­ing on tra­di­tional build­ing ma­te­ri­als such as stone, tim­ber, con­crete and metal for in­spi­ra­tion. With prod­uct names such as Sa­vanna, Wood­lands and River Bed, it lets home own­ers in­cor­po­rate nat­u­ral­look­ing, tex­tured fin­ishes with dura­bil­ity and per­for­mance fea­tures.

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