Greetings and welcome to our second design in colour blog. With Spring just a whisper away, we still face a spell of temperatures plummeting and even sharper bites of frosts, so to evoke some essence of Spring we are showcasing one of our favourite shades for 2016 - Chartreuse
Somewhere between green and yellow, chartreuse is the colour that epitomises Spring time. With Spring preparations at the forefront of our day to day work at the moment (both in the studio and on sites), we are enthused by the potential and possibilities of this illustrious colour once again.
Gary Grossman Photography
We have the joy of naturally designing with chartreuse, and enjoying it on all its levels between green and yellow
from the brightest lime
to the lightest sulphur.
Chartreuse originates from the French liqueur made by Carthusian Monks dating back to 1737. This redolent drink is composed of distilled alcohol aged with an astonishing 130 different herbs and flowers.
'Road' Czech Republic by Krzysztof Browko
So come on, dive into the wonderful depths of the colour chartreuse with us and see what is possible within the spectrum of this colour.
'Just breathe' Kathleen Wilke photography
Malachite Butterfly - pbertner on Flickr
Green Tea Icecream
Granny Smith by Kay Beausoleil
Alexander McQueen Sping 2003
Green Marble Arcs by Halakimok
Clifton Stewart - Wordpress
Rock & roll London wedding at Battersea Power Station. Mark Niemierko
Green door of Gordes, Provence - Christine Pierce
Alliance - Roger Dautais
Photo by Bershka Original - Tokyo
Expect to see the colour chartreuse trending throughout homes, gardens, design, fashion and interiors in a big way in 2016. From the most intense, incandescent levels of chartreuse to the flattest, mattest opaques. Think somewhere between the Northern lights and the belly of an avocado! Well, that's just in our humble opinion. Here's to a big, bright, beautiful Spring.
Chartreuse SourceBook : Jason Withers, Hendy Curzon Gardens, Etsy, Longwings, Fashion Tag Blog, Flickr, Pinterest, Noemi Seminara, & as listed