At Jotun, we have been creating colours for nearly 60 years. Our library spans thousands of hues, each one with a story to tell. In the past, our annual colour card has showcased our newly created tones and shades for the home. This year, however, we REDISCOVER.
Some of the colours in these pages are new, but many have been carefully picked from our archives – timelessly inspiring hues that can be called on to tell new stories in our homes. We have grouped these colours into four families – four stories, if you like – but this is not intended to be prescriptive. Our home, like our life, is what we make it. And no matter the colours we choose, the truly considered home never goes out of style.
Clay and stone, sand and soil. These are the raw materials from which our houses and cities are made, the essential building blocks of human life.
This is a palette for creative travellers and connoisseurs of craft, drawing influences from cultures across the globe to create 21st-century interiors that relax and inspire.
Whether creating a small, cosy area to relax and daydream or decorating entire spaces, these hues transport us to simple times and rural settings, evoking heritage and history, rich cultural traditions and the crafts of the hand.
In a world of noise and clutter, we are drawn to clarity and peace. We find them by dialing down the volume of our homes, removing the superfluous and celebrating the simple. Chosen well, subtler, quieter colours can have a powerful impact. These shades might not be bold; they might not scream for attention, but they bring comfort and clarity in their softness and subtlety.
Minimalist spaces don’t have to feel cold or empty; this rarefied palette is a selection of timeless warm shades that can be used to create monochrome looks or combined to introduce subtle and engaging contrasts to your space.
While the earth grounds us, the sky and the sea lift us up. They open our minds to the infinite and the unknown, encouraging us to find tranquility in a remote wilderness or a distant horizon. The grey-blue of the ocean, white wisps of cloud, mountain stone… These are the colours of wild and far-flung places – the kind we retreat to when we want to immerse ourselves in nature. In a world of noise and distraction, botanical shades and stone greys cultivate a sense of simplicity. These shades make spaces into sanctuaries, encouraging slower-paced and more mindful ways of being, and making the home a place of reflection and rest.
This is a palette for aesthetes and connoisseurs – those who appreciate design heritage and art history. The colours are both retro and forward-looking, bringing vintage touches to contemporary interiors and evoking the mid-century style of the Nordic regions.
Use these colours to adorn inspirational and uplifting spaces where new ideas can be born, daydreams can be indulged, and fancies can take flight.
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