Colour of the Month June 2016 – Black Bean

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

Black Bean (71), a dark brown from the Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast, is June’s Colour of the Month. The colour dark brown is having a moment: Kate Middleton wearing brown on the 100th Anniversary June 2016 Vogue Cover, and Naomi Campbell wearing brown on the Vogue Brazil May 2016 cover, are just two examples of the many recent brown magazine covers.

Colour of the Month June 2016 - Black Bean (Dark Brown Paint Colours)

Brown is the colour of Mother Earth, and as such is a source of growth and nourishment. The qualities associated with brown are honesty, stability and security; it is these qualities that make it such a popular colour in depressed economies.

Colour of the Month June 2016 - Black Bean (Dark Brown Paint Colours) Decorex Durban stand designed by Angela Rousseau. Image Source: Decorex

Decorex Durban stand designed by Angela Rousseau. Image Source: Decorex

Brown does have a luxurious side, but it is always understated, never overt. Jewel tones like amethyst, emerald, garnet and sapphire work beautifully against a brown background. Below are some examples of dark brown used to great effect in a variety of spaces:

Black Bean – Dark Brown Paint Colours & Interiors

Colour of the Month June 2016 - Black Bean (Dark Brown Paint Colours) Image Source: Plascon 2016 Colour forecast

Image Source: Plascon 2016 Colour forecast

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Image source: Plascon Spaces Magazine

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1 Response

  1. I must be honest – it is going to take a lot of convincing to get me to buy into brown. However, that said – dark brown as a feature wall does present a wonderful alternative to dark grey – much warmer as that backdrop into which one can add the stronger earth tones.

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