Friday, February 1, 2013

Robert Allen Launches New Collection in Paris

Robert Allen, one of the world's largest fabric design houses, introduced its new Color Library Collection last week at Masion & Objet in Paris.  Aptly titled Pigment, the colors in these books are filled with bright saturated hues like those you might find in the pure pigments on an artist's palette.

The Robert Allen Color Library was created approximately 30 years ago and is recognized as the first fine fabric collection to be organized by color.  The 4 new Spring palettes introduced were Viridian, Cobalt, Fuchsia and Turquoise.

Meet Viridian - aka Emerald. (Thanks for the warning Pantone! Read my blog about the Color of the Year here.) This hue was the main attraction at the launch at Maison & Objet. The Design Group credits Matisse and de Kooning for tonal inspiration and followed right in line with fashion and home trends.

 Cobalt, a rich mid-tone blue, has made a name for itself lately in both fashion and interiors. This collection combines its namesake with turquoises and mustard tones.

Fuchsia, an edgy fashionable pink, warms up the new collection. Often used as an accent with viridian and cobalt in modern art, this sophisticated pink adds a flash of intense color.

Turquoise, the final palette in this introduction, is a true green-cast blue. In this range of fabrics, it deepens the richness of cobalt and the intensity of citron.

The Robert Allen Group did not disappoint. In each color there are bold, statement designs, unique coordinates and the basic solids in several fabric options. I can not WAIT to get my hands on these!!


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