The colour spectrum of a rocky riverbed reveals that grey itself has many gradients. To achieve these slight graduations of tone in oak, we gently lighten the grain. Depending on the veneer pattern, the rivulets of white pigment contrast against the hue of the wood with varying intensity.
On a single oyster shell, greys and browns of sand, silt, and sediment play with delicate pastel shades in a small space. Within our colour family, we echo this contrasting interplay between the striking partially-applied white pigments and the original hue of the oak.
When a summer breeze gently sways through fields of dried flax grasses, splashes of gold and scorched brown dance in the sunlight. As with the light linen fabric made from these fibres, the subtle colours in this grouping are soft and low-contrast.
Our muted sand and earth tones capture the quiet comfort of the natural world. A finely graduated smoke colouring of the oak wood creates clear and original shades. The colour variance is influenced by the wood’s own chemistry.
Simply the sight of a freshly brewed coffee invigorates. Our richest, most roasted browns are gathered in this colour family. There is a caramelised warmth throughout, with few contrasts. A lighter pigmentation enhances the natural oak colour. For intensity, we activate the wood’s own ingredients.
Should you be unable to find your desired colour tone here, we will find it together in a personalised meeting. We are happy to advise.
Nature is the source of inspiration for our tones. Our colours can be introduced into the wood through a complex, multistep colouring process involving smoking, deep cleaning and the use of natural essences. Pigments penetrate deep into the pores of the wood which creates an incomparable effect on the surface. An effect which endures. That is what sets it apart from superficially applied colours.
If the right colour tone for your project is not already in our collection, we will find it together. If you already have a sense of the colour direction or material with which the wood colour should fit, we will generate the appropriate colour tone in wood. And what’s special about this: through years of refinement, we offer unparalleled colour possibilities using only natural pigments and natural processes.
The characteristics and composition of the wood are critical to the colour impression. These depend on the location of the tree, its genetics, the growing region and growth period as well as the nutrient content of the soil. The environmental influences that have affected the tree over the course of its life influence the grain of the veneer, which in turn influences the effect of the colour. Making each product truly unique.
By using an appropriate pre-treatment, the wood becomes more resistant to staining and the colour tone more stable. This approach retains the beneficial features of the wood: warmth, elasticity, and vapour permeability; perfect for regulating the indoor climate.