Trendy Colours for Furniture

Trendy Colours for Furniture

At the end of last year, it was announced by Pantone Color Institute that PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet will be a colour of the year 2018.

I tried to find out how furniture producers follow this trend and apply Ultra Violet or colour from a similar palette on different products.

Upholstery items

Sofa Cipria designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra

Sofa Cipria designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra
Sofa Cipria designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra

Upholstery items are often dominating in space, so their colour is of importance. Choice of pastel colours makes it easy to combine them with other furniture elements. Light rose Sofa Cipria is a good example of the successful combination of the shape and material. This sofa is with the interesting shape, consisting of nine pillows, independent one of the others. The sofa is with multifunctional possibilities: for seating—both formal and informal. Padding is in Gellyfoam® and synthetic wadding, with ecological furs cover technically removable.

Sofa Frank, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Sofa Frank, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Sofa Frank, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

The upholstery items can be realized as monochromatic or polychromatic. One of the possibilities to apply more than one colour is that the seat and back cushions are in light colour and some details in trendy colour. Frank sofa designed by A.Citterio is with this approach, bringing the spirit of spring with violet backside cushions. This colour combination with simple, elegant modules of the Frank sofa will be long-lasting in your homes.

Armchairs Piccola Papilio designed by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Armchairs Piccola Papilio designed by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia
Armchairs Piccola Papilio designed by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Small upholstery pieces are ideal for the introduction of a new colour in the interior. Piccola Papilio armchair is with tiny dimensions, shaped to offer the greatest comfort to the user. The wings that extend at the sides of the chair, support the backrest creating a seat that, despite the small size, precisely responds to the demand for comfort. If you have space for more that one of the armchairs, they can be in different colours.

Series of pouffes Picot, Paola Lenti

Series of pouffes Picot, Paola Lenti
Series of pouffes Picot, Paola Lenti

Different types of poofs provide the same possibilities. They can be in various dimensions and shapes. Small ‘balls’ like Picot are soft at the touch and resistant to abrasion, thanks to the combination of materials.

The poof can be with larger seating like Tabour by B&B Italia. Tabour is the extension of the seating in the room, with strong detail shaped like oversize “button”. This poof and its colour become main item in the space.

ComplementsTabour, designed by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for B&B Italia
ComplementsTabour, designed by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for B&B Italia

ComplementsTabour, designed by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for B&B Italia

Furniture

Dreams cabinet signed by Cristian Zuzunaga for b.d Barcelona Design

If you are a fan of strong accents in the space, Dreams cabinet is the right choice. This original design is with an interesting expression of the exterior. Cristian Zuzunaga in his specific language creates cabinet which is abundant with colours pink, blue,yellow…. The contrast was made with dark legs and dark interior which emphasize outside appearance. This design differentiated in character allow that cabinet match with many other items.

Dreams cabinet signed by Cristian Zuzunaga for b.d Barcelona Design
Dreams cabinet signed by Cristian Zuzunaga for b.d Barcelona Design

They convert into sculptures for the lounge area of a home or the foyer of a hotel. This cabinet is enough to create the personality of the space.

Dreams cabinet signed by Cristian Zuzunaga for b.d Barcelona Design
Dreams cabinet signed by Cristian Zuzunaga for b.d Barcelona Design

Table THIN Designed by Max Enrich for Petit Friture

Spanish designer Max Enrich designed simple and geometric items ( 3 of them) in 4 colours. The Matt Bordeaux is preferable for me. The main point of the design is the contrast between the elements: very thin tabletop and dimension of the legs.

Table THIN Designed by Max  Enrich for  Petit Friture
Table THIN Designed by Max Enrich for Petit Friture

Complements Frank '12 Designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

The secret of Two elements with the simple design a fixed console and a console which swiftly converts into a table is their final finish. External finish is standard grey oak, brushed light oak, brushed black oak or smoked oak and internal finishing is brick red glossy painted. This colour contrast separates Frank '12 from other elements. It brings a cheerful atmosphere to space in an unusual way.

Complements Frank '12 Designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Complements Frank '12 Designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Coffee Table Bell Table, Designed by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon

Tables can be created with different materials. The Bell Table using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. It celebrates the beauty of the materials with their colours and surfaces, along with the virtues of hand-craftsmanship.

Coffee Table Bell Table, Designed by Sebastian Herkner for  Classicon
Coffee Table Bell Table, Designed by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon

Chair Louis Ghost Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Sometimes colour can be introduced in a discreet manner like on Chair Louis Ghost. It is comfortable armchair in transparent and coloured polycarbonate in the Louis XV style. This chair has great charm and considerable visual, colour appeal and brings a touch of elegance to any style of home or public area.

Chair Louis Ghost Designed by Philippe Starck for  Kartell
Chair Louis Ghost Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Accessories

Bookshelves Apex, New Tendency

Bookshelves are always welcomed in the space. Like Apex hey can be in attractive colures. Apex is of powder-coated aluminium with construction suitable for versatile use in different rooms. The girder is mounted to the wall, on which the shelf can be easily put without any tools.

Bookshelves Apex, New  Tendency
Bookshelves Apex, New Tendency

Shaggy Rag, IAN SNOW

The colour accents in the space can be achieved with small items like lamps, stools,…ranges.

Shaggy Rag is with sequences and tufts, made from recycled materials and because of the low-cost of materials, weavers can give themselves a freehand when designing them. The results are wild, impulsive and reminiscent of contemporary paintings. Their painterly appearance makes them ideal for floor or wall hangings.

The richness of colour applied facilitates composing elements in the space.

Shaggy Rag, IAN SNOW
Shaggy Rag, IAN SNOW

Lamp Cindy designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell

The table lamp typical of the seventies given new form and colour of all matte metallic tones: blue, pink, gun metal, violet… Cindy’s special feature is the shiny chrome-like finish that gives it just that twist of the contemporary.

Lamp Cindy designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell
Lamp Cindy designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell

H-Horse, designed by Nendo for Kartell

For sure you will not forget your children. Small H Horse -transparent methacrylate rocking horse can be the different cheerful colours.

H-Horse, designed by  Nendo for  Kartell
H-Horse, designed by Nendo for Kartell
H-Horse, designed by  Nendo for  Kartell
H-Horse, designed by Nendo for Kartell

Stool Pilastro,Colona and Calice,designed by Ettore Sottsass for Kartell

Stools comes in interesting opaque tones (red, lilac, purple, green and black), stands out for its architectural lines and is made from mass-coloured thermoplastic technopolymer.

Stool Pilastro,Colona and Calice,designed by Ettore Sottsass for   Kartell
Stool Pilastro,Colona and Calice,designed by Ettore Sottsass for Kartell

Trolley Bond, Designed by Aust&Amelung for COR

This trolley in attractive colour is appropriate for offices and homes for the work or networking.

Trolley Bond, Designed by Aust&Amelung for COR
Trolley Bond, Designed by Aust&Amelung for COR

The colours are the important factor in interior design.This issue is a very complex matter and my advice is to consult the specialist. With professional pieces of advice, you will achieve best results in the creation of your interior. Also, do not use some colours only because they are in trend. Use them only because you lave them. Only with this approach, you will enjoy in pleasant, long-lasting atmosphere.