Hotel of Good Times... & Showstopping Colour

Sarah Geha

Mar 14, 2024

Sun Ranch is a laid back ultra-chic retreat located on over 55 acres, in the Byron hinterland. Opening in late 2023, Sun Ranch took two years to come to fruition, the vision of founders, Jamie Blakey (founder of fashion brand One Teaspoon) and Julia Ashwood (of the renowned travel blog The Vista).

'Sun Ranch is an invitation to experience something which transcends the ordinary, ignites the imagination, and leaves an indelible mark on the soul.' Branded, the hotel of good times, there is a world of rich colour to explore at this inspired property, with Porter's Paints used exclusively throughout. 

Colour: Hot Ginger

"Our interiors are a creative conversation: spiral Italian terracotta lines the floor, tiger velvet upholstery graces the sunken lounge surrounding a huge sculptural fireplace." Julia Ashwood

Feature wall product: Stone Paint Fine. Colour: Himalayan Salt

At the leading edge of interiors trends, a striking palette of warm and earthy colours form the foundation of the scheme at Sun Ranch.

From warm white, Byron White, through burnt orange, Rosso, rich reds, Dragon's Eye and Pagoda to warm greens, including Hermes. All working wonderfully together, warmly welcoming you to explore and settle into the Ranch. 


Colour: Hermes

The emerging trend of coloured ceilings, was eagerly embraced throughout Sun Ranch. The saturation of colour onto the ceilings works wonderfully with bold color to create a cohesive room and impressionable style.


Image colour: Hot Ginger

"We love colour and the way it makes you feel as you move around the spaces." Julia Ashwood

Image colour: Pagoda

Eggshell Finish was used on the walls throughout the hotel rooms for both it's durability and beautiful low reflective finish, with a subtle, natural lustre. 


Colour: Sun Ranch Blue

A custom blue was created especially for this project, available on request from Porter's showrooms, Sun Ranch Blue, is as vibrant and lively as Sun Ranch itself.


Colour: Sun Ranch Blue

Colour: Rosso (archived colour, available on request)

Colour: Dragon's Eye

Exterior product: Stone Paint Fine. Colour: Himalayan Salt