Colour Directions 2024: Provenance

A bold colour palette built around a graphic black and white is designed to be used effectively in simple combinations. Centred around monochrome Charcoal and Primer White, a yellow undertone runs through the remaining colours. With increasing levels of red, yellow-cast Fleece and Rock Salt culminate in a vivid Vermillion. This is enhanced by the warm yellow of Gamboge, and to complement the reds, a pair of naturally clashing greens, Evergreen and Sorrel.

First published in MIX Magazine issue 69 and explored in more detail in our 2024 CMF Directions.



Striking Nature

The boldest warm colours, Vermillion and Gamboge are combined with a soft graphic duo of Charcoal and Fleece and the complementary green Sorrel to create a complex and sophisticated group.



Designed to make a statement and deliver a narrative through colour, this palette finds natural applications in fashion, hospitality and groups of objects



Softly Softly



Clean Primer White is softened by ascending levels of warmth through pale neutral Fleece and mid-tone yellow-red Rock Salt.



Comforting and evocative of natural materials, this is a combination designed for effective home and interior use from textiles and wallcoverings to furniture and decorative art.



Graphic Glow



With a sharp foundation of Primer White and Charcoal, saturated warm yellow Gamboge delivers a classic accent while the pale warm neutral Fleece brings a welcome note of softness.



The graphic yet natural quality of this group makes for effortless application in traditional craft-inspired interiors and objects.



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Image credits from top: Willem van Hoo for Dutch Invertuals and EDHV | Family of Form | Glazed Earthenware | Photo courtesy of Dutch Invertuals; NOKE Architects x Va Bene Cicchetti | Project team Piotr Maciaszek, Aleksandra Hyz, Karol Pasternak | Mosaics Ola Nlepsuj | Photo Piotr Maciaszek; Élitis | Messages | Voiles de papier | Printed non-woven wallcovering; Sayar & Garibeh for R&Company | Terracotta – Hugo | Hand carved, bush hammered Lebanese stone, natural fibres | Photo Joe Kramm; Altherr Désile Park for Arper | Ghia collection | FSC-certified wood | Photo courtesy of Arper; Daniel Orozco Estudio | The Original collection | Production Laia Torras | Photo The Polf