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|Inspired by natures most arresting colors, Robert Allen’s upcoming Spring 2016 Color Library “Drenched Color” Collection is a must have. The five stunning colors — Beet, Mussel Shell, Cassis, Henna, and Interior Designer Color of the Year Batik Blue, provide an updated palette that is both elegant and modern, and embody the organic aesthetic of their namesakes.
“This Color Library collection is very bold,” notes Robert Allen Design Director Hannah Alderson. “When layering the five shades together, it can create an over-the-top elegance that still keeps a chic edge. However, the colors can also be toned down with neutrals or by using smaller scale designs for those with a more traditional design aesthetic. We hand-picked these colors based on what we view to be top interior design trends for 2016, giving the design industry the right colors at the right time, and we know that designers will respond to these saturated, vital shades.”
Each color was developed in-house at Robert Allen and custom dyed so that it is unique to the brand. The rich colors bloom into painterly designs influenced by manual production processes, ranging from the globally inspired to the geometric influenced. The collection is also the first Color Library series to include a coordinated line of trims.
The five colors in the collection put a 21st century spin on a classic hue and are named for the natural pieces that inspired them. Flaunting one of the most brilliant colors found in the natural world,Beets red-cast purple connotes high fashion and pairs well with everything from creamy white to bright green–like that found in its leafy tops. The Interior Designer Color of the Year for 2016, Batik Blue was chosen thanks to its dark indigo shade and design versatility. Mussel Shell is inspired by the bivalves opalescent, purple-tinged blue and recalls a grownup version of periwinkle with a balance of masculine and feminine undertones. The bold Cassis is a classic rose shades invigorating cousin that can easily skew modern or traditional. The spicy orange shade of Henna evokes a classic retro spirit reminiscent of midcentury mod design.
Painterly watercolor effects, resist dye patterns (such as tie-dye), refined global motifs, and organic forms are expertly balanced with traditional stripes and plaids in the collections many designs. Many of the patterns embody the Japanese Wabi Sabi philosophy, or the idea of the beauty found in imperfection. The distressed, brushed, and rug-like textures are ripe for layering and mixing patterns for a rich experience. The collection also reimagines Robert Allen favorites and best sellers in the updated palette.
Color Library: Drenched Color will make its debut at Paris Deco Off in the Besson Showroom at 29 Rue Bonaparte. For more information, please visit www.robertallendesign.com or call 800-333-3777 to make a private appointment at one of the companys showrooms or New York City studio.