Colour Material Trend

Colour in Context: Burnt Sienna

Colour of the day: Burnt Sienna
Simple description: a dark, deep orange (brown)

Notes for usage: Radiating warmth Burnt Sienna works well from dusk till dawn. Originally derived from earth pigments containing iron and manganese oxide, it is named after the Italian city of Siena, which has a rich history of producing clay colours. With a Renaissance natural colourants and a growing appetite for warmer hues, expect to see shades of earthy tones rise in popularity in the years to come. It’s visually stabilising qualities make Burnt Sienna suitable as an architectural colour on a large scale. Mixed with white, you can achieve beautifully sophisticated pastel shades. For surface design, consider juxtaposing matte and polished finishes to add interest to its naturally rustic appearance.


Colour in Context: Lavender

Colour of the day: Lavender
Simple description: a soft, light purple

Notes for usage: This colour has grown in popularity in recent years. Blending the softness of the more polarising pink and fresh appearance of light blue, gentle purple nuances are harmonious to a large number of colours. Lavender combines particularly well with ecru, taupe and sage green for a natural feel. For a bold, yet sophisticated colour pop consider juxtaposing it with mustard yellow, cognac brown, deep or milky orange. Or how about a combination of lavender with charcoal and sky blue for a tranquil aesthetic? Possibilities are almost endless, yet lavender will always add a sense of the extraordinary and mysterious. Its grey undertone makes it much more versatile than the shades, that usually come to mind when purple is mentioned. Lavender works in natural and artificial light as well as in shady conditions. For surface design, it is particularly suited for ultra matt and silky sheen finishes.


Colour in Context: Pine Green

Colour of the day: Pine Green
Simple description: a dark, deep green

Notes for usage: This colour is a true allrounder for interior design. Oozing a timeless and down to earth elegance, pine green can be used as a main and accent colour on any scale, without ever feeling overpowering. In matt finishes it is particularly recommendable as a background colour for gallery walls. Creating a calm base for most artworks to stand out yet appear curated and united, pine green often creates the effect that many hope to achieve with shades of white, grey or black. For surface design, this colour works well in rough and smooth textures ranging from ultra matt to glossy qualities.


Colour in Context: Vanilla

Colour of the day: Vanilla
Simple description: a light, clear yellow

Notes for usage: This colour needs good lighting conditions to retain it´s bright and uplifting appearance. If used as a wall colour in north-facing interiors, the blue undertone in the light will tinge its clear impression. Excellent as an accent colour. Used in large quantities, this colour can be overpowering, despite being a pastel colour, due to its inherent radiance. Balanced with enough white space (not necessarily white in literal terms) vanilla can create a modern, vibrant feel. For surface design, be careful with textures, to prevent the colour from looking dirty due to the shadow effect.