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A kaleidoscope of colour…

A kaleidoscope of colour…

When people think of a veneer, most will assume the finish will be that of a wood grain such as Walnut Burl or Birds Eye Maple.

In the main, that is certainly the case as the majority of the veneers at The Wood Veneer Hub are indeed real woodgrain finishes.

However, using a wonderful variety of high quality dyes, our Spanish factory, based in Valencia has stained a beautiful Tulipwood veneer in 12 different colours, ranging from primary shades such as Red and Yellow to more sophisticated tones such as Aqua and Bronze.

These luscious, vibrant veneer shades are a far cry from the recently announced ‘Tranquil Dawn’, a muted greyish green shade that is Dulux’s colour for 2020.

Now in its 17th year, each autumn, Dulux announces the colour for the following year, having spent around 18 months consulting with a panel of industry experts, including interior designers, architects and trend forecasters. These industry experts not only look to current fashions, but also to social and economic influences including what people are purchasing and where they are traveling to, before deciding on each colour.

It’s certainly a pretty shade… ‘Tranquil Dawn’ has been described by Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Dulux as “the colour that lies between the horizon and the sky on a misty morning.”

This subdued shade is a million miles away the bold shades of previous years such as Tea Dance, the colour for 2012 and Indigo Night in 2013, which closely resembles a shade somewhere between our Blue Tulipwood and Purple Tulipwood coloured veneers.

Choosing a bright, dyed veneer for your next marquetry undertaking might seem a bit ‘alien’ but these intense colours can really add a pop of colour to any project, and look fabulous if used in conjunction with another shade, or with a contrasting wood grain too.

Start planning your next project using one of the many coloured Tulipwood finishes, by ordering your sample pack today!
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