Colour Masterclass: Aubergine

Colour Masterclass: Aubergine

Aubergine is a warming tone that is surprisingly versatile. High in the glamour stakes while oozing drama and sophistication, this colour works well in kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms. If you still aren’t sure, experiment on woodwork as an accent instead of black.

Brinjal, Farrow & Ball, 2.5l £46.50

"Brinjal is often used as an accent on woodwork or statement furniture to enhance warmer neutral wall colours like Snow White or Dimity. This shade is particularly good when used in a Full Gloss or Modern Eggshell finish. Equally it can create a warm and highly-sophisticated finish when used on all interior walls and is best suited to north-facing rooms to counterbalance the cooler light." - Charlotte Cosby, Head of Creative

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Adventurer, Little Greene, 1l £22.50

“Adventurer is a reassuring, warm plum aubergine shade. Use in an all-over scheme to bring cosiness and intimacy to a space. Use alongside woodwork painted in Sage Green to add a fresh element that really grounds the scheme.” - Ruth Mottershead, Marketing Director

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Purple Rain, Paint the Town Green, 1l £28

“Purple Rain is an intoxicating aubergine colour. It is perfect for a feature wall to give a room extra depth and intrigue. At first glance it may seem like a bold choice but it’s effect on a room mustn’t be underestimated. It can really inject the room with a bit of glamour and punch. Dark interiors are having a renaissance at the moment – aubergine is a great alternative to black – whether it be on woodwork, walls or furniture.” - Phil Robinson, Founder

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Grenache, Paint & Paper Library, 2.5l £49.50

“Grenache provides instant luxury. With regal connotations, this mysterious colour appears differently in changing natural light. It is an intimate and rounded red that exudes warmth. Combine with Lady Char’s Lilac, the colour of Wisteria in bloom, to soften the strength of the shade.” - Andy Greenhall, Head of Design

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Nightshade, Graham & Brown, 2.5l £38

“Named after the distinctive flowering plant, the purple plum hue of Nightshade is rich and intriguing. In the home, the shade can be paired with almost any other warm-toned colour. Moody blues and charcoal tones are very on trend at the moment and create a cosy atmosphere during the cold winter months. For a more contemporary feel, pair with soft creams, pink and raspberry. Accent pieces in rose gold and copper will complete the look.” - Paula Taylor, Colour & Trends Specialist 
Available at Graham&

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