A VIEW ON COLOUR: TRACING LANDSCAPES 2024

Spring 2024 sees the launch of a fresh new palette of colours for one of Milliken’s most popular carpet design collections – Tracing Landscapes. Taking its inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural environment, the collection has become a firm favourite for many Scandinavian workspaces. In this Blog, we are delighted to share a review on the re-energised colour range from Milliken’s Norwegian partner: PG (ProsjektGulv AS) pg.noincluding their 3 top colours from the collection. 

New Tracing Landscapes carpet tile collection colours

As I discover the revitalised Tracing Landscapes collection from Milliken, I can't help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. The evolution of colour immediately piques my interest, as I've always been drawn to designs that are inspired by the natural world. The promise of hues representing fresh skies, earth tones, and mood-enhancing viewpoints sparks my imagination, envisioning spaces that are not only visually stunning but also deeply connected to the environment.

The emphasis on creating environments that support neurodiversity and promote comfort in office settings resonates with me on a personal level. As someone who values inclusivity and well-being in the workplace, the idea of using colour to enhance productivity and foster a sense of well-being is incredibly appealing. I can already picture how the diverse colour stories within this collection could be used to create spaces that cater to a wide range of needs and preferences.

As I delve deeper into the description, I find myself drawn to the individual colour stories that make up the collection. The warm greys and beiges, the fresh greens and earthy tones, the nurturing palettes of peach, rust, and reds—all evoke different emotions and possibilities. I can imagine how each colour story could be used to create distinct atmospheres within a space, from calming and serene to vibrant and energizing.

TRACING LANDSAPES - GEOGRAPHY LESSON AND FIELD STUDY - WOOLLY HAT AND FIELD STUDY -LITTLE_KNOLL

The inclusion of popular shades of grey from the original Tracing Landscapes collection adds a sense of continuity and familiarity, while also providing a foundation for timeless design. It's clear that Milliken has put a lot of thought and care into curating this collection, ensuring that it not only reflects current design trends but also offers versatility and longevity.

Overall, as I reflect on the description of the new Tracing Landscapes collection, I can't help but feel inspired. It's a testament to the power of colour in shaping our environments and enhancing our experiences. I look forward to seeing how designers and architects will utilize this collection to create spaces that are not only beautiful but also supportive of well-being and productivity.

Favourite Colour no 1: Woolly Hat

As I contemplate the new Milliken Tracing Landscape colour "
Woolly Hat," a sense of warmth and cosiness washes over me. The name itself evokes images of chilly winter days spent wrapped in layers, with a trusty hat to ward off the cold. Instantly, I'm transported to memories of sitting by a crackling fireplace, sipping hot cocoa, and feeling the comforting embrace of soft, woollen fabrics.

Tracing Landscapes - Woolly Hat"Woolly Hat" represents more than just a colour; it embodies a feeling of comfort and security. The rich, earthy tones conjure visions of rustic cabin retreats nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, where every corner is adorned with plush throws and knitted blankets. It's a colour that invites you to slow down, to embrace moments of quiet reflection and relaxation.

In a world that often feels chaotic and fast-paced, "Woolly Hat" offers a welcome respite—a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a colour that encourages us to pause, to reconnect with nature, and to find solace in the simple pleasures of home.

As I envision incorporating "Woolly Hat" into my own space, I'm filled with a sense of excitement and possibility. Whether used as a focal point in a cosy reading nook or as a backdrop for intimate gatherings with loved ones, this colour has the power to transform any room into a sanctuary of warmth and comfort.

In essence, "Woolly Hat" isn't just a colour—it's a feeling. It's a reminder to embrace life's little luxuries, to find beauty in the everyday, and to always seek out moments of warmth and connection. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Favourite colour no 2: Open Glade

The new Milliken Tracing Landscape colour "
Open Glade” provides a sense of wonder and serenity in my mind. The name itself conjures images of vast, sun-dappled meadows stretching out beneath a clear blue sky, inviting exploration and discovery. Instantly, I'm transported to a tranquil oasis where nature's beauty unfolds in every direction.
Tracing Landscapes - Open Glade
"Open Glade" represents more than just a colour—it encapsulates the essence of freedom and possibility. The soft, verdant tones evoke the lushness of untouched landscapes, where every blade of grass dances in harmony with the breeze. It's a colour that speaks to the untamed beauty of the great outdoors, igniting a sense of adventure and curiosity within me.

In a world that often feels confined and structured, "Open Glade" offers a breath of fresh air—a chance to break free from the constraints of everyday life and embrace the boundless wonders of nature. It's a colour that beckons us to wander off the beaten path, to lose ourselves in the tranquillity of the wilderness, and to reconnect with the world around us.

As I envision incorporating "Open Glade" into my own space, I'm filled with a sense of excitement and inspiration. Whether used to create a serene retreat in my home or as a reminder of the beauty that lies just beyond my doorstep, this colour has the power to evoke a sense of peace and harmony wherever it goes.

In essence, "Open Glade" isn't just a colour—it's an invitation. It's a call to embrace the beauty of the natural world, to savour the moments of stillness and reflection, and to always keep our hearts open to the wonders that surround us. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Favourite colour no 3: Clear Day

Reflecting on the new Milliken Tracing Landscape color "
Clear Day" evokes a sense of clarity and rejuvenation within me. The name itself conjures images of endless skies painted with hues of azure, stretching far beyond the horizon, unobstructed by clouds. Instantly, I'm enveloped in a feeling of openness and possibility, as if the world itself has been washed clean by the light of the sun.

Tracing Landscapes - Clear Day"Clear Day" represents more than just a colour—it embodies a state of mind, a sense of optimism and renewal. The crisp, refreshing tones evoke the purity of a new beginning, where every possibility shines bright and untarnished. It's a colour that speaks to the power of clarity, reminding me to embrace each day with a fresh perspective and an open heart.

In a world that often feels clouded by uncertainty and chaos, "Clear Day" offers a beacon of hope—a reminder that even amidst life's storms, clarity and beauty can still be found. It's a colour that encourages me to let go of the past, to release any lingering doubts or fears, and to step boldly into the future with confidence and grace.

As I imagine incorporating "Clear Day" into my own space, I'm filled with a sense of rejuvenation and optimism. Whether used to infuse a room with light and airiness or as a symbol of clarity and focus in my daily life, this colour has the power to uplift and inspire wherever it goes.

In essence, "Clear Day" isn't just a colour—it's a mindset. It's a reminder to embrace each moment with gratitude and joy, to find beauty in simplicity, and to always keep my eyes fixed on the bright horizon ahead. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Tracing Landscapes comprises two complementary solution dyed nylon carpet tile designs – Field Study, a tufted, texture loop pile, and its tufted, textured tip shear partner  Geography Lesson. The collection’s new colour palette offers an even deeper connection to the natural world with five key colour stories. Head over to our Tracing Landscapes interactive brochure to find out more. 

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