Color Story – beyond the green shades of Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Green color is often associated with Christmas and Christmas trees, especially during the holidays, but it is in fact a dynamic hue full of energy and aesthetic harmony, suggestive of sustainability, renewal and life outdoors. A great statement color to be used on an armchair like Bonaldo’s Arno or an ottoman like the Hollywood in the form of an accent piece, or as a visual focal point as seen with the Marlon sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti, green denotes its intuitive versatility and injects any living space with transformative aura. Welcoming, relaxing and somewhat dramatic, green color has a modern interior design essence that goes beyond Christmas and is rather a popular choice to combine with earth colors, grey palette or in a black & white setting.

Green modern interior design

Products show are Hollywood ottoman by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo,  Arno armchair by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo, Valises storage cabinet by Maarten De Ceulaer for Casamania-Horm and Marlon sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti.

Color Story – Winter White Modern Living Spaces

Friday, December 15th, 2017

White is a beautiful choice for interior decor, one that is easy to integrate with just about anything in terms of style and color. White is great when it dominates the space or when used as an accent to other powerful colors. But when decorating with white, many find it best associated with ultra-modern furniture or a color palette that is particular to beach-properties. In fact, there is an actual modern design deviation denominated as Miami-Modern, a décor style that’s full of white color and minimal airiness. But, that’s not the white color that will be discussed today, rather winter white – because white is also associated with snow.

Winter-white means a fashion statement, it means layers and contrasting textures of the same tone that add dimension, it means any hue that is not pure, like Benjamin Moore’s Ice Cap, Behr’s Snowfall, and Sherwin Williams Frosty White. Winter white means elegant, regal and magical. And while impractical, winter white is widely associated with coziness and warmth. Check out winter white modern living spaces featuring the Cadillac and Marlon sofas from the Dandy collection by Gamma Arredamenti.

Cadillac and Marlon sofas in winter white from the Dandy collection by Gamma Arredamenti

2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet

Monday, December 11th, 2017

It is official, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet 18-3838, a purple hue that combines red and blue tones into an intense shade that evokes introspection and creativity as well as suggestive of a certain magical existence, surreal and innovative at once. Promising without exaggeration, contextually meaningful and full of substance, ultra violet pays homage to history all the while inspiring cautious positivity, this contradicting nature is entirely in tune with Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman’s, statement about the significance of ultra violet, noting that it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future”.

Pantone’s 2018 color choice was one that Bonaldo perhaps anticipated or perhaps once again this factory and its super-star designer squad displayed forward-thinking initiative when its newest masterpiece, Cop dining table was introduced earlier this year at the Milan Furniture Fair. Designed by Roberto Paoli, Cop is full of irony by way of making its base reflect what is usually on its top. Embodying celebratory associations like bottles and champagne glasses, Cop’s base is formed using various shapes and sizes in a surprising purple color scheme that is both striking and very original.

Gamma Arredamenti also saw this perfect shade of purple coming, and chose this starry color from their nabuk leathers when introducing a striking new collection called Victor. With perfectly slender armrests and inviting silhouette, Victor seating collection offers supreme elegance especially when it was first unveiled to the world in the ultra violet color, reaffirming what Pantone’s vice president Laurie Pressman said that this color has, “ability to convey deep messages and meanings”.

Cop dining table by Bonaldo and Victor sectional by Gamma Arredamenti featuring 2018 Pantone color of the year

Color Trend – a different shade of blue

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The blue palette is so vast and so popular, from indigo and navy to ocean and sky blue, (just a few go-to shades), that this color family cannot possibly have another fashionable offspring. But that is definitely the case because these new shades of blue-grey are absolutely mesmerizing and they are taking the interior world by storm. Calm and relaxing, these almost ethereal blue-grey colors are agreeable in both traditional and modern environments, making an impactful visual statement without being too overwhelming.

Blue-grey modern interiors

Lending itself easily as the newest (and most favorite) choice of color by Gamma Arredamenti, various shades and types of blue-grey leather were used on the Marylin fringe bed, Swing rounded sectional and its newest introduction, the Tuxedo sofa as was the case when Tonin Casa reintroduced the Goya sideboard, a dining room staple, in a new blue-grey lacquer color.

Neutral and full of impactful sophistication, this invigorating color palette mixes well with white, gray, black, even brown colors as well as with any metallic like silver, gold and copper and bronze. The eloquent pairings of this color is eloquently demonstrated by Bonaldo in a dining room setting that featured a grey-schemed Origami table accented and anchored by the dimensional richness of blue-grey wall.

Defining design – pop of color

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

For those who do not favor tremendously colorful spaces but yet want to avoid a dull or extremely monochromatic result should find a “pop of color” as an appealing concept and a proven way to underline architectural details, inject a fun character to a subdued space.

A stunning example of tasteful color pop can be seen in the already stylish bedroom that features the new Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti in powder grey leather and reaches a new level of glamour with the presence of the Tulip accent chair upholstered in regal blue leather. The grey-blue combination is audacious and impactful, transforming the otherwise grey-toned bedroom into a dynamic space with a colorful twist. If adding color through furniture seems like a long-term commitment, then slight color pops through an art piece or throw pillows is the solution that will still elevate any space into a considerably more interesting one. Opt for a slightly muted color pallet version to soften the monochromatic aesthetics.

Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti

Tulip bed by Gamma Arredamenti