A rich, sensual and grounding Kohl Brown was chosen as a welcome element to our Beyond palette (AW 2018/19). This colour has proved particularly popular for seating where the slightly softer cast provides a warmer alternative to harsher blacks. This is ably illustrated by the Aiku Soft chair, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia, seen here with gold chrome legs.
At Carl Hansen & Son, a limited edition of the iconic Wegner Wishbone chair also comes in this warm, dark brown colour. Kohl Brown also works well for accessories, in particular ceramics, as seen with this Oasis flower pot in Kohl and terracotta, designed by Ann Kristin Einarsen for Northern.
Kohl and its closely associated shades are highly versatile, working equally well with terracotta and pink. No wonder then that the shade is increasingly becoming a go to choice for luxury interiors, replacing the ubiquity of greige. We are convinced that dark browns are here to stay for a while, with only minimal adjustments needed, although look out for browns becoming slightly more intense as we move into 2019/20.