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Colour of the Month // Ombre Naturelle, by Le Corbusier

This month I have the pleasure of exploring the many and varied effects of Le Corbusier’s Ombre Naturelle. It is an immense, deep grey with warm undertones.

Ombre Naturelle embodies several characters, and is therefore an amazingly flexible colour choice. By it’s nature, it exudes opulence, and in formal living areas will provide a fabulous sense of old world sophistication. Along side crisp whites, neat geometric forms and modernist fittings it shifts to exuding confident masculinity. Yet up against rustic elements it begins to look more natural, evoking memories of Scandinavian woodlands, at once wild, cosy and crisp.

As with any paint shade, it appears darker on the walls than it does in the colour swatches, so prepare yourself for some luxuriously rich imagery.

If you’d like to update a room in your house, go with Resene: Tuatara as a very close match to the original Ombre Naturelle shade by Le Corb.

 

For a classic look, pair Ombre Naturelle with carved furniture, brass or pewter fittings, and gilt mirrors.

For an opulent look, layer Ombre Naturelle with carved furniture, polished brass fittings and lighting, pewter objects, and gilt mirrors.

 

Deep velvet curtains, polished brass furnishings and linen and crsip white trims give this space a lovely, classic American feel.

Deep velvet curtains, polished brass furnishings, linen touches, and crisp white trims give this space a lovely, classic American feel.

 

Up against aged, painted timbers in warm cream to yellow tones, Ombre Naturelle gains a more relaxed, farmhouse nature.

Up against aged, painted timbers in warm cream to yellow tones, linen upholstery and worn cermaics, Ombre Naturelle gains a more relaxed, farmhouse nature.

 

Here the painted paneling sits along side rusticated brass details, exposed light fittings, and wide medium colour timber floorboards to create a cosy, winter bedroom.

Here the painted paneling sits along side rusticated brass details, exposed light fittings, and wide medium-toned timber floorboards to create a cosy, winter bedroom.

 

Deep grey walls and shelving abut timber, glazed cermaics and stainless steel fittings, which gives a

In the kitchen, deep grey walls abut timber, glazed ceramics and stainless steel fittings, set off by the reflections in the glassware for a cross between farmhouse and modern warehouse style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy

About the Author:

Our principle designer Poppy is a Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours, received the Dean's Medal and was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Masters of Architecture Graduate of the Year prize. In 2010, Poppy received the Eric Parker Travelling Scholarship encouraging the research and drawing of architecture.

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