stephenburkedesigns insta #34


PANTONE: 18-0107

34b Kale

Whereas examples of interiors and furniture highlighting pantone ‘greenery’ were incredibly easy to find on the internet, ‘Kale’ has proved much more challenging.

Taking a little while to catch on, Kale it seems, is just beginning to appear in Interior Design stores, for example, last week I came across a sofa upholstered in ‘Kale’ in the design store ‘DomésticoShop’, Barcelona.

34d Kale William Sofa, Zanotta

Pantone states Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.”

Kale is the green from a by-gone era, mature, understated and yet sophisticated, it is in my opinion the green for ‘grown-up’ interiors.                                     

Bring freshness to a neutral or grey/black colour palette by introducing Kale as an accent, or be assured that tonally Kale has ‘depth’ enough that allows it to be successfully used as a ‘ground’ for a multitude of complimentary/harmonious colour schemes.

Pair it beautifully with either the subtle Pale Dogwood or Hazelnut from the 2017 Pantone Colour Palette, or take nature as a guide and place it with purple, particularly dark purple moving into the colour of Aubergine.

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Image Source: Google Images,,,,,

Ref Sources:

35 Kale conceptocomua

Feature wall in colour Kale. Decayed grandeur, hints of a by-gone age with elements of antique and retro furniture and modern lighting. From Interior by Unknown Designer

36 Kale litvchannel

Diagonally laid Kale coloured tiles reminiscent of a Turkish bath. Modern shower elements mixed with mid 20th century bathroom furniture and fittings. From Interior by Unknown Designer


NB: stephenburkedesigns ‘insta’ posts are images of furniture, lighting or design elements that have caught my eye and have appealed to me personally. They are initially posted on stephenburkedesigns Instagram account and then reposted here.


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