I am so excited to begin the Colour of the Month series! For the first few editions (at least) I’m going to go with colours from Le Corbusier’s Polychromie architectural, purely because it contains the most fabulous and reliably delicious range of colours. All were deveolped by Le Corbusier in the mid twentieth century after [30!] years of testing and careful consideration. I have very closely translated these colours into actual paint colours by Resene so that you can lather your walls with confidence.
This month I’ve decided on Vert, a beautiful, rich, medium toned blue-green which brings about memories of Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year – Emerald. Le Corbusier’s Vert is a slightly less saturated version, and emanates elegant confidence with an eccentric undertone. It is inherently bold and classic.
It is a fantastic colour for enlivening interiors, especially in small, concentrated doses, such as in hallways, studies or wash rooms. It’s also a beautiful accent colour in furnishings, wallpaper or cabinetry, and looks wonderful up against timber, black, cool greys, brass and creamy whites. Browse through what I have found to be the best examples of Vert and similar green jewel tones in interiors around the world, and if you’re bold enough to put it into play, go with Resene: Lochinvar or Elf Green.