Episode 104: Australia's foremost colour expert Kim Chadwick on what is colour and how it affects the way we design

Talking Architecture & Design

Apr 11 2022 • 41 mins


Kim Chadwick is the Director of Australian Trend Forecast and the creator of the Designer Colour Wheel.

During 30 years in the design industry, Kim has chosen the colours of the inherently Australian corrugated roofs for Colorbond, hand selected colours for Wattyl and Dulux, created bathrooms for Laminex, curated complete house solutions for Brickworks Building Products, developed product style guides for Officeworks, and trends for Australia.

Kim has written trend columns the Paint Quality Institute, published trend forecasts for Colourways, won best stand at Designex for Caesarstone and best overall renovation and addition, HIA Victoria, for her own home.

Kim talks with us about what exactly is colour, how it affects our designs and how it affects us in our homes and places of work.

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