Taking inspiration from nomadic craft and cultures, the good people at Earthborn paint have launched a new trend-led collection of shades to make that period between September and March feel not-so-grey.
Titled ‘Inufolk’, simple colour blocking gives this pallette a retro feel however we love how Earthborn has shown the paints in curves giving it a contemporary-Scandi look. It reminds us of one of our favourite brands, Marimekko. We’d suggest pairing these paints with stark whites, bold prints and patterns to really create a nostalgic feel to wherever you choose to paint. Why not play on the folklore trend by pairing with paisley motifs and playful tones of burnt orange and navy blue.
The statement colours of the trend are ‘Riding Hood’ – which really seals that retro feel. It takes its deep hue from the bright berry colours in nature and harks back to that traditional craft-feel that you associate with nomadic cultures. Its blue companion ‘Gingham’ lightens the palette and gives a more Scandi-feel to the collection.
These are beautifully balanced with ‘White’, which as you’ve guessed it – is White. However, while it *is* just white paint, this is essential to creating balance with these more bright and bold shades either side. We’d suggest using white as the base if you’re looking to incorporate these other colours.
In order to really embrace this Inufolk look in a room, the guys at Earthborn recommend pairing the paints with Kährs natural wooden floor colours, which are sold at John Lewis amongst others.
What we love about this trend is the primary colours. At the end of the day if you really break it down, it’s just red, blue and white paint and believe us, these aren’t going anywhere. It’s just how you execute the final look, which we’re sure with a little attention to detail, can be done very impressively for such simple hues.
What do you think of the new Inufolk collection? Are you daring to go nomadic with this trend or will you be keeping it simple? Remember, Earthborn have a handy ‘colour-picker’ to help you pick those shades!
Signing off as two design nomads,
David & Mark x