Three Days of Design 2021 – the colours

This year colours are more important than ever, so let’s continue our report from Three Days of Design by talking about the colours we saw.

First of all we must comment on the fact that the majority of the Danish brands are still very much focused on beige, egg white and “greige”. It is almost more a “lack of colour” than anything else.

A full setting in beige at Vipp.


When I talk to my colour friends at NCS we conclude that a mix of blues are slowly coming into the scene. I think there is an overusage of the string Klein blue. Focus more on softer, greyer hues. Here at Verpan. They grey with this makes it feel like an airport lounge.

More at Verpan.

English red

I just saw that my friends over at Pejgruppen is pushing a red colour they call Dusty Cedar. But I have heard others talk about the bluer hues of red in English red. It is a mature red. Here in a ceramic piece at Vipp by Etage Projects.

Here at Arvestykke

The red at Takt

Red at Brdr Kruger.


Most eyecatching colour is as in Paris – yellow. Here at Vitra with a trendhunter in matching t-shirt.

Atelier Arethuse

Yellow details at File under Pop

More from File under Pop

The yellow table from Valerie Objects.

New colours at Fritz Hansen. I would say that the yellow is not as strong as in the chair above. More “pear” as in the picture below.

Muuto with the “pear” yellow.

Yellow on the new sofa at Hay.

Student work (actually made from mushrooms) by Maria Pita Guerreiro.

The new retro sofa by Cappellini and Paustian.


In this colour segment I would like to point out that the colours get more mature. Almost muted. A bit misty. Here at Open House Magazine and Mor Design.

Muted colours at File under Pop

Muted colours at Muuto


Last colour spotting. It is kind of sneaking up on you. The technicolours. Mix and match. More is more. Like candy. This wall light (if my notes are right…) from Birgitte Due Madsen.

Luca Nichetto for &Tradition.

The Peter Saville textiles for Kvadrat.

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