Everyday Dulux

Granville Island Silos, Vancouver, BC

From shopping malls to hospitals, to office buildings and large apartment buildings, to bridges and other large structures, Dulux colours are part of everyday life in our communities, from coast to coast to coast.

So the next time you take a drive around your neighbourhood, across town or across Canada, look about and the colours that you see could very well be Dulux paint.

Granville Island Silos | Vancouver, BC

Brazilian street artists, Os Gemeos, painted six towering concrete silos on Vancouver’s Granville Island, turning these industrial structures into massive urban murals.

With the use of 400 gallons of Dulux paint in 15 custom colours, the twins transformed the silos that are part of the Ocean Concrete manufacturing and distribution plant located near the world-famous Public Market and Emily Carr University.

The artwork is Os Gemeos’ Canadian debut, having previously painted a series of large murals on unconventional canvases in Europe and the United States. The pair gained international acclaim during the 2014 World Cup by designing the FIFA World Cup Boeing 737.

The murals are part of the Vancouver Biennale’s 2014-2016 exhibition, a non-profit organization that celebrates art in public spaces. 

Dufferin-York Beltline Underpass | Toronto, ON

The STEPS Initiative (an award winning non-profit that builds the capacity of citizens to take action in creating more vibrant and connected communities), along with contributions of paint, primer and expertise from Dulux Canada, transformed a busy thoroughfare underpass that was previously a dreary, dark blemish on this community.

The revitalization of the Dufferin-York Beltline Underpass involved a large-scale, colourful new public artwork inspired by the community’s rich textile history.

In the months leading up to the painting of the underpass, consultations engaged dozens of residents of the local community whose ideas and stories directly influenced the concept and design.

Then, with the help of residents, emerging and established artists and over 50 fifth graders who painted tirelessly for over six weeks, the busy corridor warevitalized and refreshed, giving pride of place to this
previous eyesore.