Punctual as always, autumn, the season of comebacks and new beginnings, of calm and reflection, erupted into our lives on 22nd September. A slow time, compared with the summer that’s just bowed out, but brimming with energy, priming us to give a new twist to our routine, to our “normal.” The simplest way of achieving this is to invest in and play around with colour – in clothing and make-up, of course, but also in furnishing and design. Because colour influences our state of mind, our emotions and our actions.
An autumn palette is therefore making inroads onto the furniture scene, charged with shades suggestive of creativity, determination and confidence as well as positivity and optimism. These are the colours of the earth, the forests and the sky, from which we gain strength, equilibrium and awareness. Warm, gourmand, spicy colours, but always ultra-sophisticated and refined. Alongside the more classic red, brick, pumpkin, ochre, hazelnut and caramel, this year burgundy, clay, copper, cocoa bean, rum, chalk and goose down marry beautifully with Alpine and sage green, dusty blues, blueberry and dove grey.
Paola Navone’s new Milano sofa for Baxter employs Kashmir Mimetique leather like a soft, smooth, almost formless textile, making for enveloping and inviting seating, the sage green shade enhancing the feeling of relaxation and comfort as one sinks into it.