Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi (the celebration of beauty in the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete), comes ‘Flow’ the latest from Haymes Paint. “This volume is one that resonates with my philosophy of finding beauty in fragility, vulnerability and the stories behind objects and pieces that we own,” says Haymes Paint colour and concept manager Wendy Rennie.
“I was lucky enough to visit Japan a few months ago and saw the Wabi-sabi concept brought to life in many different environments. Central to Flow is embracing what is and has been without trying to change it or make it perfect. It’s about keeping us balanced and seeing the beauty in simple palettes and objects,” says Wendy.
Comprised of four palettes, the paint colours are designed to provide a sense of flow in our homes by imbuing them with tranquillity and comfort. ‘Deep Calm’ is all about imperfect minimalism achieved through texture, materials and natural light. “The focus is less on colour and more on tonal shifts that graduate throughout the interior space, which is peaceful and practical, showing how beautiful simplicity can be,” says Wendy.
‘In Balance’ is full of much deeper, moodier tones. “A sense of balance is evoked through this ethereal colour palette where the saturation in the deep green sits in harmony with the pink,” says Wendy.
‘Free Flow’ is full of warm, organic tones designed to be used in transitional spaces that are free flowing and flexible. “This palette recognises that our personal style and belongings creates an authenticity in our homes that is multi-layered, providing a connection to our history and passions too,” says Wendy.
‘Slow Life’ has a much more rustic feel with its copper and rust shades. “This palette focuses on exploring the soul of our home, and how important it is to feel a sense of our true self in this space. This is a raw, organic, exposed and textural theme that feels both comforting and secure.”