Mastering the Future


Collaborating with BlueScope Steel for over 25 years, Nexus Designs most recent consultancy to the future of this iconic Australian building product has been to advise on the colour palette for the new COLORBOND® steel Matt range.

Giving equal consideration to its application within both the Australian residential and architectural landscapes, a master palette of five neutral colours was recommended.

With an extensive research phase into surface finishes behind the scenes and a two year lead-up to product launch, the consideration given to a task like this is not taken lightly. The velvety matt finish, its soft tactility and colour differentiations in varying degrees of light are all important, along with considerations to complementary building products and the potential to team with standard COLORBOND® colours for ultimate contrast and effect.

Five colours in the curated range are Basalt®, Shale Grey™, Monument®, Surfmist® and Dune®. These individually folded sculptures designed for the Media launch event showcased the raw beauty of the product, and the differentiation of each colour when viewed from different angles.