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The light fantastic
How sunlight effects to colours in your room
Light has the power to literally change a colour’s intensity and tone from room to room. The light source, quality, and direction can combine to make colour look different from one room to the next.
The direction of the light is also important to note.
Each room has a different light profile, it is worth taking this into consideration when selecting what colour rugs to use in what room.
As a rule of thumb the following is true…
Light in a north-facing room will be cooler and bluish. Bolder colours show up better than muted colours. Lighter colours will end up looking more subdued in a north facing room. Be brave be bold.
Tessellating cubes build to form this rug in sable and charcoal.
Vibrant red and butter milk tones are used in Ikat 24 with highlights of cobalt blue.
Inspired by the swirling shapes within the mineral Malachite, this rug is full of depth and drama.
Lots of sun brings out the best in cool and warm colours. Dark colours will brighten and lighter colours will come to life.
Made up of repeating patterns, inspired by Italian peasant design of the 18th & 19th Century, the S Giovanna rug is neutral in tone.
This rug is shot through with silk and has an iridescent quality. The neutral base colour is lifted by subtle blues. .
Inspired by photographs of clouds in the four seasons, this being spring, this rug an ethereal abstract that blends well into any room and does not dominate
East-facing roomsThe light in an East facing room changes during the day, warm and yellow as the sun rises and as it falls it turns bluer. Try reds oranges and yellows in these rooms.
This vivid raspberry coloured rug, made from wool and silk, is shot through with pink tones. An oxidisation technique has been used to create a subtle cube-like surface effect.
A floral motif rug with an asymmetric boarder, the Red Popper rug has an echo of classic Persian motifs.
NAPLES YELLOW & CHALK
A striking Berber bringing colour and texture to a room.
Chalky white diamond motifs build and reveal a hessian tones background. The effect is highly textured.
Repeating square and linear motifs sit deep within this rhythmical rug. The use of colour adds a sense of dynamism. The colours include ambers, golds and autumnal yellows.