Colour By Design

Our team has specialised in colour applications designed for the built environment across Australia and New Zealand for almost three decades.

By being at the forefront of change we’ve innovated our products to deliver Colour By Design surfaces and finishes that transform our urban landscape.

Turning architectural dreams into reality

Customer Experience Design (CXD)

Building projects are costly, complex and unique and the role colour applications play is integral to delivering stunningly sustainable results.

CXD is our way of collaborating with our industry partners early in an architectural project to turn their design dream into reality in the fastest time possible.

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CXD a winning approach

You bring the art and design and we bring the science and technology in colour and functional coatings. Our projects are diverse including new high-rise buildings and apartment blocks, high-traffic shopping centres, railway construction projects and buildings that serve the community in the form of schools, hospitals and cultural centres.

Whether we are working on new construction or a building upgrade, we aim to deliver the ECOTONE wow to every project.

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We make stunning work of concrete and cladding

The most popular materials that benefit from our Colour By Design approach are concrete and cladding. They are like a blank canvas enabling endless possibilities to showcase architectural creativity and design in the built environment. We can also work with any material and use prefabrication where possible to reduce costs, time and environmental impact.

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Standard Colour Charts

We have Colour and Applications Specialists in every location to assist you with your concrete or cladding design project. ECOTONE offers a range of standard colours based on current trends that range from monotone to layered finishes. These include popular light and dark shades, striking vivids and metallics as well mid-Earth to dark-Earth tones. We don’t recommend our customers overcomplicate a project when a similar colour or finish is available from our standard colour range.

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Bespoke Colour By Design

If your specification is for a unique colour or finish that is not available in our standard range, virtually any colour on this Earth is possible by working with our team of experts using our CXD process. In addition, our colour systems typically come with a 25-year guarantee.

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The best of Colour By Design

Eden View Apartments, Auckland – NZ

Architect: Pb&A Architects
Builder: Ganellen Constructions
Precaster: Concretec
Developer: Young & Partners

“This project showcases what can be done to turn grey precast concrete into a naturally looking brick appearance. In our CXD process, ECOTONE Matt and ECOTONE Sharp were identified as the ideal emulsion stains to achieve this stunning Colour By Design result that has transformed our local landscape.”

Megan Branks, MD ECOTONE New Zealand

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Related Products & Services

Colour Matching

Matching surface colours well is important to us because it has a sustainability story that benefits our customers and our planet.

Urban Infrastructure

Lead in the application of the next generation of eco-friendly coatings with multi-surface benefits.

Functional Coatings

Transform urban and social infrastructure with the most sustainable and value-adding coating systems.

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