Ombre Carpet is a Hot Trend & EGE’s New Collection is Just Right!
Ombre – a derivative from the French word “ombrer,” meaning “to shade” – is no new idea in fashion and design. However, in recent years it has become extremely popular, especially within the beauty industry. The gentle progressive gradient from one color to another is soothing to the soul, from ombre nails to ombre hair. It allows for the combination of two different and sometimes highly contrasting hues to magically flow as one. The choice of colors can make the effect and subtle or bold as you wish, giving near-infinite design possibilities.
Right now, the ombre is hot not just in the world of beauty but also in interior design. And ege Carpets’ new ombre carpets in the Reform Radiant collection are right on-trend. Here is a closer look at the collection and the inspiration behind it. Alongside this, we offer advice on how you can work our ombre carpets into your commercial space.
Inspired by the Continuum Between Dark and Light
Our ombre carpet features a gradient pattern between dark and light. Although maybe not immediately apparent, this same transition happens every day in the world around us. The sun throws a cascade of light onto our planet each morning. It illuminates the Earth and invites us to start our day. Its intensity brightens throughout the morning, providing us with warmth and comfort. Then, after the sun reaches its midday peak, the world gradually descends back into darkness and stillness. This transition is not as obvious as the gradual flow of colors on an ombre surface; we cannot see all parts of the spectrum at once. Yet, we can’t deny we live in an ombre world.
This continuum between light and dark is the inspiration for our ombre carpet in the Reform Radiant Collection. It reflects this ever-changing ambiance and the movement of light throughout the day. There are ten color groups in the collection with varying tones, passing through the colors of the rainbow. Each is beautifully blended with a complementary dark tone, highlighting the difference and transitions between dark and light.
Influenced by Dancing Light and Morphing Shadows
Our ombre carpet has a linear base that uses only the two contrasting colors in its threads. The fade from one shade to the other is created by changing the frequency of these lines to produce a gradient effect. This reflects the movement of light in our world. Light creates everchanging shadows that morph and mutate with the sun’s movements. Glass panels separated by columns and railings characteristic of contemporary architecture make the effect of light even more multi-dimensional. This dimension is then lost temporarily until the sun rises again the following day.
Moreover, the sun’s rays react differently when hitting different surfaces. Light dances and plays with the world that we have created. Manmade metal objects reflect the light, causing these surfaces to glitter in its glow and send a cascade of light in other directions. The ombre carpet tiles in our collection have this same sparkling effect. Rather than being flat and monotonal, they allow you to create your very own energy concentration with visual impact.
Interesting Floor Designs with Vivid Color Transitions
The beauty of our ombre carpet lies in its flexibility. You can use the wall-to-wall carpet for a continuous and gentle flow of vivid color across any commercial interior. Multiple color transitions can run across the floor, which works great in larger spaces. Alternatively, our tiles and planks allow you to define specific areas within the room with a pop of color. This works incredibly well for marking out quiet zones, pathways, or communal areas without the need for physical partitions. It creates a structure within an open space, giving every inch of the room a defined purpose.
On the other hand, our ombre carpet doesn’t need to be blended at all. Using our light-toned tiles, you can capture the effect of the glittering sun and shadows within the space. These can run parallel to one another for a soft-dappled effect. On the other hand, rotating the tiles or groups of tiles can subtly break up a large open interior. Mixing different yet harmonizing tones within a color group adds more dimension for a truly imaginative space. With this dynamic form, our ombre carpet can help up-level any modern interior.