Our tireless search for purity and honesty has resulted in a color palette inspired by the furthest reaches of the globe. Starting from the elemental transparency of matte monochromes contrasted with brushed finishes in shades of white and grey… to the warmer tints and textures of terracotta and natural nuances in green… and the unmistakeably feminine inspiration of cool, sculptural tints…
The color of authenticity
Extremis’ products shouldn't showboat. We want our furniture to attract people while blending seamlessly with any setting. Natural materials like wood or anodised aluminium do just that. But the right colors are equally important. Our color professionals have defined a color range in combination with our basic, pure materials. As our tools for togetherness are used both outdoors and indoors, it was quite a challenge to create a compact, yet complete color scheme. Our new range follows three different color concepts or attitudes, that you can discover while scrolling down this page. These concepts are based on the following aspects of color selection: preservation, maintenance, environment and climate.
Choose colors that stand the test of time
Our tools are designed to last a lifetime. That’s why our bigger products don’t contain any trendy color schemes. After all, you want a color that can stand the test of time, and that won’t feel dated immediately. Neutral colors are often combined with wood. The wood reveals its true personality after a while, as it starts to fade and turn silvery grey when exposed to sun and rain. Trendy colors can be added as a decorative element, for example as a cushion that can be replaced from time to time. You can explore them in our fabric range.
Choose colors that minimize maintenance
Furniture should require as little maintenance as possible. That’s why we design, choose materials and pick colors with the laziest person in mind. Within our range some colours require more maintenance than others. A white Hopper leg needs more cleaning than a black one. It's as simple as that. We added some earthy, natural colors to our range to offer more maintenance-friendly options.
Choose colors that pop out or blend in
When picking a product or a color, it should match the surrounding architecture and colour palette. The furniture can set the tone while silently fading into the background, outdoors and indoors.
Choose colors according to your climate
For a large part, color determines the temperature of a piece of furniture. Dark colors absorb the sunlight and heat up the surface. For some climates, this can be an advantage, but in warmer regions light colors will be more appropriate. A rainy and humid climate will also affect your choice of color – or at least, it should!
Our colors attempt to strike that delicate balance between presence and absence. They should speak to us while at the same time silently fading into the background.
Colors capable of inspiring without imposing, offer a blank canvas for the art of living.
1. Essence concept
The essence of design; that’s what this theme is about. It is inspired by architecture, which protects us and provides a haven for the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Furniture is a form of micro architecture, a warm cocoon where we spend time with friends and family.
Extremis furniture performs in silence and humility: it gathers people together, lets them relax and brings them closer to nature while dissapearing into the background like a tool. The design, the colors and the materials are pure and timeless. But there is no doubt: although it is not always visible, this is indeed cutting-edge industrial design with a high-tech side. This theme fits into the most diverse architectural styles.
The materials are fair and often uncovered, showing their bare construction and functional beauty. They maintain their natural quality, like weathered wood, for example. Matte monochromes are combined with brushed or lightly structured finishes. The colors are inspired by architectural materials such as concrete and by the element air. It is a range of white and grey tones, with cooler and warmer variations.
Our big pieces of furniture always feature timeless, architectural tones that make them blend with the surroundings. By simply adding some textiles in a strong primary color they turn into real eye-catchers. Bright-colored details make smaller design pieces stand out perfectly. We love the mix of bold and neutral colors, from furniture to furniture fabrics, right down to the smallest cushion.
2. Culture and nature concept
This theme combines modern form language with warm, craft colors and textures. It is inspired by nature and Southern culture. The result is a warm, elegant modernism that combines natural materials like tropical wood, with craft elements that echo a rich past and fit perfectly into today's world. The colors of this concept are based on terra cotta supplemented with natural, green tones. This theme underlines the social aspect of Extremis’ furniture, it adds cosiness to a space and heats it up by at least 5 degrees.
You’ll find the culture and nature color concept in all of our wooden products. The combination of wood and more neutral table legs or structures are truly a match made in heaven.
3. Touch concept
The touch concept combines hard materials with subtle finishes and round shapes. The result is an exquisite, soft character that stands out in comfort and elegance. Furniture in this concept becomes almost sculptural. As boundaries fade these colors add an indoor feel to outdoor spaces and a homely feel to office spaces. The solid and sturdy materials are treated with a matte powder coating that gives a soft, tactile shine. The colors radiate femininity when combined with nude tones and borrow from the visual arts for an intellectual, artsy touch.