The Forbidden City, also known as Gu Gong, is located at the center of Beijing. It is the world’s most prominent medieval palace architecture and was the main imperial palace of China’s final two dynasties, the Ming and Qing. Nowadays, the Forbidden City is the Palace Museum and covers 150000 square meters.
All buildings in the Forbidden City are made from wood and have similar styles. However, each is rich in detail with subtle variations and unique symbolism. There are 980 buildings, making it hard to visit every single one. We visited the south-north axis that has a majestic main entrance in the south. This axis was believed to point visitors to heaven, and the emperor’s home was located in the northmost part of the Forbidden City.
There is much detail in each building with the hand-painted details on the wood of the buildings, bright red colors, and traditional Chinese architecture. We were especially inspired by the colors in the Chinese design. Therefore, we recolored the Mecca carpet with golden, red, and brown tones. This carpet design reminded us of Chinese with its crisp lines and unique shapes. Additionally, this carpet is part of the Cultures collection, which takes inspiration from cultures worldwide and brings them to your next design project.
We wanted to stay within the same color palette for the material board. Therefore, we included wooden materials like Delaware by Porcelanosa. Additionally, we included brown-toned textiles and paint like Satori by wolf Gordon, Pia by Pkaufmann Contract, and Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore. We also added red textiles with Peninsula by Brentano. For the yellow or gold tones, we included Palisade by Knolltextiles and Richmond Gold by Benjamin Moore. To tie everything together, we included a neutral stone-like material by adding Novabell Sovereign by Conestoga Tile.
If you want to find the perfect color for one of our many carpet designs, Talk Carpet’s recolor program is ideal for you. You can choose any of our nine carpet substrates to take your project to the next level. Additionally, our online tool lets you quickly visualize what the recolor will look like. You can get your carpet in just three weeks. Contact us to learn more.
Mecca RECOLORED by ege carpets
Satori by wolf Gordon
Delaware by Porcelanosa
Novabell Soverrign by Conestoga Tile
Pia by Pkaufmann Contract
Peninsula by Brentano
Palisade by Knolltextiles
Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore
Richmond Gold by Benjamin Moore