May 21, 2024

COLOR TRENDS FROM MILANO | BURGUNDY

Exploring more about rich burgundy color trend, as part of our round up of the key trends spotted at the Milan Design Week.

For comprehensive insights, explore the latest Trendbook: Interior Trends 2025 from Milano. Click the link for access.

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BURGUNDY COLOR TREND 

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Burgundy derives its name from the renowned wine-producing region in eastern France. Just like the fine wines it’s named after, burgundy inspires elegance and refinement. Its deep red hue is reminiscent of the robust red wines that have made the Burgundy region famous.

It is often said that psychologically, burgundy evokes a sense of luxury, opulence, and sophistication. As a deep shade of red, it carries the passionate energy of its parent color, yet with a refined and dignified demeanor. Often associated in history with strength, power, and wealth, burgundy has now evolved into a more casual and modern color, to be combined also in more unusual ways that with traditional neutral colors.

In the Middle Ages, in fact burgundy started to be associated with royalty and nobility, as it was a favored color among European monarchs for clothing and textiles. Its association with power and prestige further elevated its status. Burgundy has been a recurring trend in both fashion and interior design, often making appearances in clothing, accessories, furniture, and home decor items. Its versatility and ability to add depth and sophistication to any ensemble or space make it a perennial favorite among designers and consumers alike.

 

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BURGUNDY COLOR TREND

ACROSS THE DECADES

 

Burgundy has been a color trend in various periods throughout history, experiencing peaks of popularity in both fashion and design. Some notable years when burgundy emerged as a prominent color trend include:

  • Middle ages: burgundy started to be associated with royalty and nobility, as it was a favored color among European monarchs for clothing and textiles. Its association with power and prestige further elevated its status.
  • Mid-19th Century: jumping to modern times, burgundy gained popularity during the Victorian era, where it was favored for clothing, upholstery, and interior decor, particularly among the upper class.
  • 1920s: The Roaring Twenties saw a resurgence of interest in rich, deep colors, including burgundy. It was often used in glamorous fashion designs and luxurious home interiors.
  • 1970s: the color experienced then a revival during the 1970s, a decade known for its earthy color palettes and bohemian influences. It was commonly used in fashion, interior design, and automotive finishes.
  • 1990s: Burgundy made then a comeback in the 1990s, often seen in fashion as a sophisticated and versatile alternative to traditional red or black. It was also popular in interior design, adding warmth and richness to home decor schemes.
  • 2010s: Burgundy re-emerged in the 2010s, appearing in fashion collections, interior design trends, and even digital design palettes. Its deep, luxurious tones made it a favorite choice for creating moody interiors, or as accents in the total-white settings of the decades.

 

This luxurious color has also long been adored in Italian-style decor, whether in classic or contemporary settings. This year, it re-emerged as a standout trend at the Salone del Mobile fair.

Enjoy a selection of news in burgundy spotted straight at the Milano design event.

 

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BURGUNDY COLOR TREND

AS SEEN AT THE SALONE DEL MOBILE+FUORISALONE, MILAN 2024

 

Cassina, ph Luca Merli
Acerbis x Gucci, courtesy of Gucci
Arper, ph Alberto Eger
BD Barcelona feat Muller Van Severen, courtesy of Capsule
Panton Lounge, courtesy of Capsule
Desalto, ph Alberto Eger
Kettal, ph Alberto Eger
CC Tapis, courtesy of CC Tapis
Mutina, ph Gerhardt Kellermann

 

 

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