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Sacred Earth: Colour

An inherent respect for natural materials arises as we see the world’s resources diminish. Designers honour commonplace earth materials for their grounding tactile qualities, influencing a refreshingly pure, stripped-back aesthetic that celebrates raw beauty and imperfection.

Natural nuances in sand, stone and oxidised metals inspire a colour palette of warm, earthen pigments and chalky tones, with hints of rust red and fiery orange. Textural interest is provided through the contrast of dusty, dry surfaces with polished, glassy finishes.

Affogato, Cherrywood and Cocoa Powder offer a trio of rich tonal browns, uplifted by vivid Clay Tile and Apricot Tan. Soothing stone hues Dove Grey and ultra-pale Rosaline complement creamy Warm Light and dark Seal. Aged Bronze adds sophisticated character, while Gold Lamé injects a striking opulent sheen.

For materials directions relating to this theme, see Sacred Earth: Materials from our Materials Focus 2019/20.

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