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Trendy color: play the eggplant

Graham & Brown

Chic and modern, the aubergine hue is very trendy. Some tips to associate well and avoid missteps.

Eggplant color, what is it?

Belonging to both the purple and purple family, this hue is distinguished by its density. Eggplant is a relatively modern tone: until the Middle Ages, it was forbidden to mix the colors together to create a hue, and since nature is stingy with this shade, it was almost not used before the Renaissance . We find it by keys, in the urban and contemporary deco, but also in the exotic ambiances inspired by India and Indonesia.

We like it ...

When combined with neutral colors: with a gradient of gray of at least two shades, it is dense and refined. In touches, to enrich a harmony sand or beige, it looks more purple than purple and brings a contemporary look to a classic atmosphere. When it plays the contrast with a rose or a red, for a saturated and feminine decor. But we can also dare the total look with a parquet or a white floor.

We avoid ...

The matte finishes that can make it a little sluggish. The association with warm hues that may extinguish it: aubergine is a transition color that balances with a context. To dilute it in the middle of very clear hues: it loses its purple reflection and its originality, and passes for a black or a navy blue.

Thanks to Philippe Spay, specialist in color and colorimetry for Master in color.

The references

"Prune AT 110-3", coll. Atmospheres, Tollens.

"Buddleia", Graham & Brown.

"Rose denpasar PP G 0779", Ripolin.

"Eggplant", Éléonore deco.

"Lush Purple", Master in color.

"Nepal expression", coll. Colors of the world, Dulux Valentine.