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.