Colours and finishes:
the ideal palette for 2021
The absolute protagonist of the new spaces is light.
Therefore, it is necessary to choose materials, finishes and nuances around it, capable of accompanying it softly, without abrupt interruptions.
The moment of choosing colours for the fixed structures of a new house or during a renovation, let's admit it openly, is the best. It is a liberating turning point, the fatigue of the uphill road caused by pressing technical decisions can be declared behind us, now is the time for fun.
Of course, selecting the palette that will characterise floors, walls, doors and windows is a responsibility. It is a decision that marks the beginning of a new coexistence, but it is still a question of colour and the imagination of the human being, at that precise moment, without knowing it, brings back the sense of joy and freedom that we felt as children in front of the box of felt-tip pens.
So that enthusiasm doesn't overwhelm rationality, though, we asked asked colour designer Francesca Valan for her opinion on the colours and and finishes of the moment and their best combinations.
There is also a palpable need for nature. Nature that we have been denied because of the pandemic or that we have rediscovered just a few steps from home. In any case, the need is to let nature, with all its nuances and irregularities, participate in the design of the rooms. Matt finishes are an initial reminder of nature, so to these we simply add colours inspired by earth, water or the plant world.
“Green, in particular,” explains Francesca Valan, “is the new neutral. It is the colour that instinctively makes us feel part of nature, stimulating our need (increasingly felt by the new generations) to protect it and pay homage to it”.
The colour designer suggests two ways of combining surfaces and doors and windows, for example: for transit areas, such as entrances and corridors, we can play with contrasts, for example by painting the walls in a bright colour and creating a visual break in the doors, while it is better to maintain a uniform tone in rooms where people spend a lot of time, to avoid visual overload which unconsciously causes mental fatigue.
To meet these requirements, FerreroLegno has developed two new eco-sustainable finishes in shades in line with the latest trends in contemporary living, both the result of careful technological and stylistic research and dictated by the marked green attitude that has always been part of the company's values.
Oliva, Laguna, Terra, Ombra, Malva, Corallo. These are just some
of the 26 colours, with a soft, velvety touch, that define
the new ULTRA-opaque finish by FerreroLegno.
The palette, developed by the company's Research Centre in collaboration with an interior designer, is not only openly inspired by nature, it is above all designed to meet it thanks to its technology, which offers innovative water-based organic paints, formulated with renewable, non-toxic and ecological raw materials.
In detail, the eco-sustainability of the finish is characterised by the absence of formaldehyde, a very low content of VOC (volatile organic compounds) and a production cycle that drastically reduces CO2 emissions.
The innovative character of the proposal is also given by its particular functional qualities: the high resistance to scratches, coffee stains and cold liquids, the anti-fingerprint surface and the possibility of intervening through heat to repair any surface damage.
There are five basic colours, Bianco, Bianco Optical, Grigio Lux, Tortora, and nine shades to play with to personalise spaces: Metal, Lagoon, Lichen, Olive, Shadow, Earth, Mauve, Coral and Deep Black. Some of these are available in three different intensities, light, pure and dark, which follow the passage of light with more or less vigour.
ULTRAopaco is available for the Zero collection and theFL collections - Equa, Plissè, Yncisa and Mixy - for the Skema collection and for Scenario Lignum Equa; ULTRAlucido for the models Exit, Exit vetro, Exit Zero and Lignum Exit.
ULTRA-matt finish by FerreroLegno
The finish that enhances the characteristic natural texture of ash, an Italian wood
with a soft grain. Iride is available in nine shades with a sophisticated ultra-matt
(less than 5 gloss opacity), anti-glare and anti-fingerprint effect.
The peculiarity of this palette is to unite in a single product the two macro trends of today: the desire for nature, in fact, is matched by brushed ash and the aspiration for colour by the nine contemporary nuances that range from the most delicate shades, such as Powder, Dune, Rope and White, to the more decisive Ebony, Forest, Burnt, Marsh and Sea.
Iride is also characterised by its declared eco-sustainable component, given by the use of non-toxic and ecological water-based organic paints, without formaldehyde, with a very low VOC content and produced through a production cycle that drastically reduces CO2 emissions.
Choosing a window or door defined by the wood grain is an interesting option for those who wish, for example, to personalise a room with a specific colour and, at the same time, give each building element its own identity.
Iride is resistant to scratches, stains and cold liquids, it can be repaired on the surface thanks to heat, and it dresses the Exit and Exitlyne models of the Zero collection, CollezioniFL and Scenario Lignum by FerreroLegno.
IRIDE finish by FerreroLegno