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Brentano welcomes new hues for annual colour forecast

Dec '19
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Brentano has welcomed a host of new versatile hues for its 12th annual colour forecast. A delicate dance between rich, highly saturated tones (Summer Dawn, Spruce), soft pastels (French Lavender, Dusty Rose and Crystal Springs) and warm neutrals (Weathered Oak), Brentano’s 2020 forecast showcases layers of colour each with its own celebrated characteristics.

“Many of these hues are ones that have interested me for quite some time,” said founder and design director, Iris Wang. “While blues and teals have always had relevance within our line, the way in which they are evolving is ever-changing. While Lavender has proven to gain strength in popularity with each collection launch, I have recently taken interest in exploring varying renditions of yellow and it’s vibrant, avant-garde qualities.”

On the heels of 2019’s Pink Champagne, Dusty Rose’s prominent qualities create an ombre effect that lend the colour to a refined and muted colour story with a matte finish of rosy pinks and lush purples. The gentle, romantic nature of Dusty Rose opens the door for designing fashionable interiors with an au courant, chic, sophisticated ambiance.

A functional and dexterous green, Spruce’s subtle shades of light and dark blue provides a unique opportunity for designers. Pairing well with a fortitude of colours, this rich, never drab hue is both soothing and bold. Schemed with a mix of charcoals, blues and beige, this colour is perfect for contract, hospitality and residential projects alike.

When the sun is setting and golden hour is upon us, the beautiful, arresting nature of Summer Dawn is at its best. A fresh approach to cool yellows with a hint of green, Summer Dawn has the energetic qualities of a canary yellow with the opulent tones of a goldenrod or whiskey. An elegant mix of light and dark, this dimensional, layered colour is an instant showstopper when paired with classic emeralds, deep blues, regal purples and warm browns.

A personal favourite of Wang, French Lavender is an elusive soft pastel purple with a grey undertones. A recent introduction to Brentano’s line with Fall 2019’s Clearwater Collection, French Lavender brings tangible beauty to modern design with hints of amethyst and fleeting characteristics of lilac. This stylish and polished colour has become a fast favourite among residential and contract designers alike.  

A cool approach to trendy blues, Crystal Springs is a modern, charming and lively addition to Brentano's 2020 Color Forecast. An exquisite combination of lustrous, smart and serene blues paired with tonal ombre highlights, creates an enchanting and refined effect, that would enhance any commercial, hospitality or residential project.

A linen grey with warm tones and a hint of brown, Weathered Oak is a welcome alternative to traditional neutrals. With its unique blend of understated, driftwood-like aesthetics and transitional silver-fox traits, Weathered Oak has earned its place among the ranks of notable neutrals in the marketplace.

The Brentano Design studio, led by Wang, is celebrating 29 years in 2019! The house has grown from a modest eight patterns in 1990, into an international source for residential, hospitality and commercial, upholstery and drapery fabrics. The range has expanded to include luxurious faux leathers, sophisticated indoor/outdoor choices, dynamic stain resistant and easy clean finish options, as well as a beautiful collection of eco-friendly textiles.

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