We are delighted to launch some new additions to the 1829 Vintage Colours range: a palette of 10 soft Modernist tones which co-ordinate perfectly with each other.
Researched using the company’s historic archives, the muted tones range from soft greys to olive greens to the architect’s favourite – Zeitgeist, a soft black.
Craig & Rose, established in 1829, are known for the 1829 Vintage Colours range, which features colours from historical periods ranging from Art Deco to the Georgian & Regency period.
The modernist period was hugely influential on the architecture that we see today, and the ethos of the period, such as “less is more” and “form follows function” is just as applicable today in modern interiors.
Modernism (1918-1950) encouraged the re-examination of every aspect of existence, from commerce to philosophy, with the goal of finding that which was 'holding back' progress, and replacing it with new ways of reaching the same end.
The poet Ezra Pound's 1934 slogan "Make it new!" was the touchstone of the movement's approach towards what it saw as the now obsolete culture of the past.
The modernist pallete remains extremely relevant today, with olive green tipped to be the colour of the year, and greys having replaced whites and creams as the new neutral in recent years.