Blush, Crimson, Purple, Blue: The Colors of Emotion
April 20, 2013
This Spring, Bernhardt – in step with fashion designers worldwide – introduces furniture that allows people to play with color in new ways.
Emphasis is on the colors of emotion – blush, crimson, purple, blue – all with warm undertones and deep shading. These warm-blooded hues are often juxtaposed with an accent of cool color or with a strong crisply drawn frame, creating a yin and yang balance.
"We can reflect and change our moods by adding a bit of color at home," says Ron Fiore, Bernhardt creative director. "These are sophisticated colorations and applications that balance relaxation, conversation, and play."
Living Room Scene –
N9087 Diane Sofa. A tailored, tufted, curved sofa with bench seat and high leg. Shown in a neutral bodycloth. Accent pillows: one wishbone patterned cut velvet in blush/coral/dove gray; two in calypso blue velvet. W89 D381/2 H351/2 in.
N1742 Kirkwood Chair. Opposites attract. Strong: wood silhouette, graphic wishbone pattern. Soft: blush/coral/dove gray colors, cut velvet. Tailored with welt, fabric tape, and nailhead outlines. W271/2 D32 H351/2 in.
344-021 Annalise Cocktail Table. Interplay of a shapely form with an almost completely transparent, cool material. Acrylic. W513/16 D279/16 H18 in.
344-032 Campos Drawer Cabinet. Quatrefoil drawer pulls. Oak solids and veneers in a hazy Twilight finish. W38 D20 H331/2 in.
Other Featured Pieces -
N1731 Tivoli Chair. Far removed from the humdrum. A modern easy chair with petite rolled arm, high leg, and stretchers. Shown in a new deep magenta and ivory paisley woven, with welting and tightly spaced nailhead outlines. W333/4 D361/2 H443/4 in.
N7002L Tremont Chair. A balance of warm touch and chill style. Twig-like wrought iron frame with an antiqued brass finish. Shown in a new plumy violet shade of aniline leather. W261/2 D35 H331/4 in. Also available in fabric.
N6312L Markham Chair. Talk about the X-tra factor. Comfortable upholstery. Flat-twist arm in mirror polished stainless steel. Smoky azure blue aniline leather. W291/2 D361/2 H34 in.
N9987 Kirkland Sofa. Graduated flair arm, shaped back. Tightly upholstered with bright nailhead outlines. Shown in a new crimson red velvet cover. Accent pillows: one scarlet satin; one herringbone jacquard with plum to scarlet tones; one matching crimson velvet. W110 D41 H36 in. Also available in a 92-inch width.
Bernhardt’s Spring upholstery introductions will be available to consumers in the Fall.