Colour is such an important part of Kouamo life. We love to start the new year reflecting on colours from our travels and thinking ahead to new designs and future trends.
For Spring 2016 the colour experts at Pantone predict ‘A Transporting and Transformative Canvas’ of colours which will ‘transport us to a happier, sunnier place.’ Paying homage to the beauty of natural resources, these colours are described as vehicles to more ‘tranquil, mindful environs which encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration.’
It is no wonder then, that we find we are particularly drawn to these hues, which bring to mind our peaceful days exploring Cuba.
The new seasons ‘Buttercup’ yellow and ‘Limpet Shell’ turquoise tone in perfectly with our Trinidad cushions - and capture the nostalgic hues of this charming ‘Casa Gelano’.
We fell in love with the colourful architecture in Havana, which almost spans the entire spectrum of the Pantone Spring Palette. ‘Peach Echo’ and ‘Rose Quartz’ are particular favourites and can be found in this Valle de Vinales (Sunrise) print. The print is shown here on one of our Fabric Journals - complete with elastic in ‘Lilac Grey’.
Pantone’s ’Serenity’ and ’Snorkel Blue’ blend beautifully with our Valle de Vinales lampshade, which features an internal print. Cars and houses are painted every shade of blue in Cuba but you can’t beat the deep colour of the Cuban sky.
In Vinales a house painted ‘Fiesta’ with ‘Iced Coffee’ tiled roof contrasts with the ‘Green Flash’ of the surrounding vibrant vegetation. Interestingly this colour combination also dips into our colour palette from Cameroon, reflecting the ferrous soil and unfurling vegetation of the Bangou area.