We explore an evocative colour palette through designer paint collaborations.
Iconic architect Le Corbusier famously said, “colour is an incredibly effective triggering tool. Colour is a factor of our existence.” In this Nine to Know, we explore the idea of colour’s role in design through paint – tracing how shades interact with each other and trigger our emotions.
Bauwerk Colour’s earthy green lime wash paint Nurture was created in collaboration with UK interior design studio House of Grey as part of their Visual Silence colour collection. As the darkest colour in the collection, it was developed to evoke ‘deep relaxation’ and ‘forest bathing’.
Balance is also part of the Visual Silence collection by House of Grey and Bauwerk. The warm taupe lime paint was developed as part of a sensory narrative that aims to create a deeper connection with our own spaces.
Faded Terracotta is a soft orange hue from Farrow & Ball’s California Collection. The ‘easygoing’ shade mimics the colour of terracotta pieces baked in the Californian sun.
The Society Inc’s Sibella Court created Murobond Salone 1887 for her Atelier colour collection. The rich, finely grained paint can be used internally and externally.
Melbourne-based artist and photographer Bobby Clark created this burgundy shade for Tint in her Colourful Language Project collection. Bobby’s Blobby comes from the deep red colour prominent in her works, described as a ‘curious mix of earthy luxury’.
Les Couleurs 32120 was created by Le Corbusier for their Architectural Polychromy. The red ochre and brown colour is one of 63 shades in the collection, comprised of the designers’ colour palettes from 1931 and 1959.
Fashion designer Karen Walker brought Quarter Heathered Grey to the Resene collection. Karen’s paint chart took inspiration from Bauhaus in the 1920s, whose concept was to combine colours and tell a story from an emotional point of view.
Sibella Court created Amulet with Murobond as part of the Travellers and Magicians collection, alongside 12 different paint collections inspired by her travels and experiences.
Another striking tone from Karen Walker’s paint collection with Resene, Shadowy Blue, is a deep, oily midnight shade.