India – Land of Myriad Symbolic Hues
Colours, in every essence, have always been an integral part of the Indian consciousness. Fondly recognised as the country of symbolic colours, Indian culture, stories, lifestyle, seem like a page out of ancient folk tale filled with the vibrancy of the hues.
In a subcontinent so diverse and culturally vibrant as India, colours are perhaps the common, simple expressions that bind together the multitudes of outlooks, lifestyles, and traditions. The symbolism of colour has always stood out and controls every aspect of life in India.
Colours – A Key Player Across the Industries
Colours have a major part to play across the industries. From fashion and food to architecture, colours are a key enhancer of aesthetics and style. As per the modern trend, colours serve as the source of inspiration for any kind of creation.
The concept of the important colour matching system was conceived in the year 1963 by Pantone. It became the easiest and simplest way to classify, communicate and match colours across the industry. Finally, in 2000 the trendsetting concept of Colour of the Year (COTY) came into existence that catered to all the facets of daily life.
Aludecor Colour of the Year – 2019
Following the amazing concept of COTY, Aludecor has launched its Colour of the Year Series in 2019 – The Timeless Terracotta. A classic choice for decor since Indus Valley Civilization, terracotta never really went out of the fashion. The series caters to the contemporary, neo-modern, classical, retro and the hippie rustic series. To be precise, they refer to the delicate shades between orange and brown, the colour of the earth, that can add warmth to any creation.
Treasures in the Roots
The use of Terracotta ideally dates back to prehistoric art. To be more specific with the Indian context, terracotta art was widely used during the Indus Valley Civilization in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. After that, terracotta art was re-established as a major medium of artistic expression and creativity during the Renaissance. For its exploratory decorative qualities, architects started using unglazed terracotta since the 1860s.
A Kaleidoscopic Insight Into an Almost Perfect Blend of Terracotta Colour in Indian Architecture – The Hawa Mahal
The structure of Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh keeping in line with other famous landmarks of the city, tagged as the ‘Pink City’, this monument was built with orange and brown sandstones that imparts a timeless look with the touch of terracotta hues. The design of the structure of the palace resembles the crown of Lord Krishna. The brilliantly conceived design, style and construction of the Mahal made it one of the masterpieces. The monument is best viewed in the tint of the dawn when the golden rays of the Sun fall on this royal building giving it a more elegant and gorgeous look.
Aludecor’s Terracotta Series
For an eruption of style, look no further than Timeless Terracotta Series from Aludecor. These natural and rustic shades evolving from the terracotta trend gives a wonderful natural palette to anyone who wants to embrace the warmth of nature rather than glossy colours. Tenderness is the first thing that comes to mind when you see the collection. We’ve gathered 9 endlessly elegant shades which represent the earthly warm tone of nature – explore them here and get inspired for your next redo.
Timeless Terracotta Shades
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