Christine and Alison chat about the earthy tones on House 2
Like the other exciting properties on this year’s “tree change” version of The Block set in regional Victoria, House 2 uses exterior colours strongly influenced by its natural surroundings. The colour palette of House 2 is a contemporary, nature-inspired one, with the homestead COLORBOND® steel roof in Dune® Matt giving it an understated elegance, beautifully complemented by the adjoining pavilion topped by COLORBOND® steel in the colour Wallaby®.
Echoing the landscape
Both colours echo the earthy tones and softly coloured tree trunks of the surrounding landscape. COLORBOND® Colour and Design professional Alison Fenton likes it a lot: “Wallaby® is an ideal choice for anywhere where nature has a really strong presence. It's a warm mid tone and it links directly to... the quality of tree trunks, of soil, of sunburnt country. Really, it’s an Australian colour and it's an ideal choice for house number two”.
Old meets new
Blending the old building at the front with the new pavilion behind is achieved both through colour and texture. Nestled together, the warm, welcoming tones of this colour palette really works in this house. Ali feels the combination of COLORBOND® steel’s classic and Matt finish: “It's really nice to see the contrast in between the Matt textural finish of the roof for the homestead and then the classic finish pf the pavilion. I think it allows the Matt surface texture to play the subtle hero. And it's a really nice, softly textured finish, and the colour Wallaby®, creates that additional layer of warmth”.
It’s important to remember that although we’re seeing this combination happening in a bushland setting, the result does show the versatility of these mid tone colours. They really do translate into both urban and rural designs, seamlessly blending together in all sorts of settings.
With 22 core colours, and six colours also available in a premium Matt finish, you can enjoy the process of discovering the perfect colour scheme for your dream home.
Select your desired colour charts, brochures and swatches and we will send them to you free of charge. Colour charts and brochures can also be downloaded.
Alison and Christine discuss the colours used on House 1
Christine and Alison discuss the trio of colours on House 3
This year might be the biggest Block ever, but it also features a very exciting small addition for the very first time.
In Week 2, our VIC Colour + Design professional Ali Fenton, visited the Gisborne site to have onsite catch ups with House 1 and Scott Cam’s house.
This season, COLORBOND® steel is seen on The Block from Day 1.
The move to Gisborne in regional Victoria provides COLORBOND® steel with the opportunity to use more colours then ever before!
We were able to showcase our stunning COLORBOND® steel products because of the support of our fantastic customers and partners: LCS Plumbing + Civil Drainage and Nine In Six.
We’ve had an incredible time on The Block where we’ve had the chance to showcase a range of our colours, textures and applications. We thought we’d share some of our favourite moments from the past few years.
Since their stint on The Block in 2012’s ‘Fans vs. Favs’, Kyal and Kara have been busy in the design and building game.
After winning The Block Glasshouse with his brother, Shannon in 2014, Simon has stayed in the property game and recently finished his own home renovation with his designer wife, Ash.
Ronnie and Georgia’s Contemporary Barn House.