Bright, bold colour. Robert Allen has just released a new series of colour books. The collection’s colours draw inspiration from the saturated tones found in an artist’s pure pigments, lush green Viridian, fashionable Fuchsia, bright Turquoise and rich Cobalt.
The cornerstone of the Robert Allen brand is colour. A luscious and vibrant green, Viridian is the perfect hue for the bold and confident designer, recalling the deep spring green used by artists like de Kooning and Van Gogh. Viridian stems from the Latin word “viridis,” meaning “green,” and was first recorded as a colour name in 1860s England. This vivid shade falls in line with current fashion and home trends but maintains a freshly classic and livable tone.
This collection reflects two key trends – tone on tone and pattern on pattern, it is perfectly in tune with the current bold and bright design aesthetic you find in cutting-edge interiors and on today’s runways. It is unexpected, yet easy to understand.
With the addition of Turquoise, a gemstone green-cast blue, and Cobalt, an edgy take on a traditional blue with roots in ceramics, fabrics can be mixed to create a lush space of relaxing blue hues. When paired with Fuchsia, a stylish pink harkening to summer flowers and modern art, it allows for a playful pop of colour in a popular combination. The full library of four colours can easily be merged for a plethora of looks ranging from lively and bold to classic and calming.
The line includes statement designs and unique coordinates that encourage daring pattern-on-pattern mixing for a truly show-stopping space in addition to practical canvas, velvet, and linen solids.
Patterns featured in this collection include:
Break Of Day – a painterly ikat motif brought to life in a large-scale design with bold, tone-on-tone colours. (Viridian, Turquoise)
Alpenglow – a lively take on a multi-colored stripe, was created as a go-to coordinate. It features a fresh combination of colors that pair easily with other Robert Allen fabrics. (Cobalt, Turquoise)
Bend The Rules – a large-scale curvilinear lattice, works on its own or as a striking element in pattern-on-pattern applications. (Viridian, Cobalt, Fuchsia)
Sophia Range – a unique Uzbek embroidery motif, features chic tone-on-tone colouring with the look and feel of a hand-made textile. (Viridian, Cobalt, Turquoise, Fuchsia)
Aztec City – is inspired by traditional hand-crafted embroidery. This panel stripe infused with a modern edge is a clear statement piece. (Viridian, Cobalt, Turquoise, Fuchsia)
Royal Beauty – is a best-selling Robert Allen design now available for the first time in the brightly saturated shades of the Spring Colour Library. Bold colorations bring a modern twist to this classic design. (Cobalt, Turquoise, Fuchsia)
Eos Stripe – a snappy, modern stripe in fashion forward colours, is perfect for layering. (Viridian, Cobalt, Turquoise, Fuchsia)