Designers, Decorators and Colorists grab your color wheels. Benjamin Moore launches its fourth installment of the Hue Awards. The award seeks to honor the incorporation of color in innovative and imaginative ways—through the use of interior and exterior paints, building materials, textiles and other surfaces, plus design elements and furnishings. The paint giant is accepting submissions from May 1 to October 9 of this year. Open to both seasoned and novice design professionals, the competition will accept entries in the following categories: residential interiors, residential exteriors, contract interiors, contract exteriors, and social responsibility.
This year’s palette of judges features five exceptional professionals drawn from the design, fashion, and art worlds who have cultivated a rich knowledge of color usage. The lineup includes Thomas R. Krizmanic, principal of Studios Architecture; Reed Kroloff, director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum; Mayer Rus, design and culture editor of The Los Angeles Times Magazine; Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, and Tim Wisgerhof, former creative director for Saks Fifth Avenue. So designers and architects, if you have a nose for color and the portfolios to back it up, submit your work for consideration for the Benjamin Moore HUE award. There is no fee to enter; downloadable entry forms and instructions are available at www.benjaminmoore.com.
Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York in March 2010, and will receive a $5,000 cash prize along with the original hand-blown HUEY.