In the context of this colour study, the clients did not have a precise idea, but did want something special: to use Eijffinger wallpaper.
The streets are full of leaves, the morning dew gives our day a mystic start and at the breakfast table, we see hints of the rising sun: it's happened at last, the summer has gone.
Nature prepares silently for hibernation. But before that there are the colours of autumn; a palette of reds, yellows and browns.
Have you ever wondered why men are more likely to wear greyish monochrome clothing while women go through life in brighter, more cheerful colours? Is this cross-cultural phenomenon a reflection of learned role patterns or is it due to something more?
Last year, I was asked by a client to alter their living room into a spatially pleasant, functional living space. The existing situation no longer met the family's requirements. Everything they needed was actually there, but not practically laid out, and the colours used, the furniture and the partitioned spaces gave it a very oppressive feel.
Everyone knows Ferrari red. This colour is such a good match for that particular sports car that it almost seems that the colour existed before the car itself.
A swimming pool is a rather difficult space to handle in terms of colour. A sizeable proportion of the walls is tiled. So you have to exploit the architectural elements present in the space to show them to best advantage.
The colour of the water very much depends on its cleanliness: if the water is clean and clear, the blue rays are reflected optimally, which makes the water appear blue. That colour is created by the sun.
Do successful clubs – and by extension also successful companies – with a particular logo or colour, have more success compared to others? There is only one way to find out, i.e. conducting in-depth research.
The birds are singing, the days are getting longer, temperatures are on the rise, flowers are blooming and imparting colour to nature. And we ..., well, we want a new, fresh interior. Who doesn't feel that kind of yearning after the winter?
April, THE month for design fans, culminating in ‘Il Salone Del Mobile’ (the large furniture trade show in Milan). We were looking forward for weeks to supporting the Belgians during 'A Belgian Village', visiting Ventura Lambrate, as well as checking how our colour trends for 2016 fit with the latest designs.