Brown

Valeria

Junius

In Pompeji:

The people of Pompeii were known to have a close affinity with the earth – and were proud of it, too. Even some of the great statesmen of the Roman Empire, such as Cato and Cincinnatus, were proud to till their own fields – and of their ability to do so. And even back then, the earth was frequently used in wall design.

IN THE MODERN AGE:

Brown became really modern in the 1970s, when brown, earth and ochre tones were popular trends in decorating. Brown then went into decline. But in recent years, many shades of brown have come back into vogue – as clearly illustrated by a look at current car colours. Even brown suits, which were long regarded as a faux pas, are back in fashion.

IN THE HOME:

Modern brown, melded with grey, comes across as understated and exudes cosiness. As a natural colour, it can easily be combined with other tones. The addition of fresh colours such as yellow, rose and off-white brightens up earnest brown. Brown not only lends warmth to cold colours such as blue, but also makes childlike colours such as pink seem more mature and sophisticated. Just like black and grey, brown is ideal for easing walls and other elements into the background.

Brown

In Pompeji:

The people of Pompeii were known to have a close affinity with the earth – and were proud of it, too. Even some of the great statesmen of the Roman Empire, such as Cato and Cincinnatus, were proud to till their own fields – and of their ability to do so. And even back then, the earth was frequently used in wall design.

IN THE MODERN AGE:

Brown became really modern in the 1970s, when brown, earth and ochre tones were popular trends in decorating. Brown then went into decline. But in recent years, many shades of brown have come back into vogue – as clearly illustrated by a look at current car colours. Even brown suits, which were long regarded as a faux pas, are back in fashion.

IN THE HOME:

Modern brown, melded with grey, comes across as understated and exudes cosiness. As a natural colour, it can easily be combined with other tones. The addition of fresh colours such as yellow, rose and off-white brightens up earnest brown. Brown not only lends warmth to cold colours such as blue, but also makes childlike colours such as pink seem more mature and sophisticated. Just like black and grey, brown is ideal for easing walls and other elements into the background.

Our shades of Brown

Valeria:

The gens Valeria was one of Rome’s most influential families. Over the centuries, many of its male representatives held the office of consul. But two of the family’s women wielded even greater power: Valeria Messalina, the wife of Emperor Claudius, and – 100 years earlier – Valeria, the wife of the dictator Sulla. Valeria, a divorcee, approached Sulla at the gladiatorial games. An unprecedented move, but they married shortly afterwards. This self-assured brown tone pays tribute to her.

Valeria

Junius

Junius:

The history of the gens Junia stretched all the way back to the early days of Rome. Junius Proculus ran an inn in Pompeii, whereas Lucius Junius Brutus was reputedly one of the first consuls elected after the overthrow of the monarchy. This family, which produced many consuls and repeatedly fought for the republic, deserves an elegant, timeless and slightly earthy tone. A tragic role in history was played by Marcus Junius Brutus, who murdered a statesman whom he regarded as dangerous to the republic: Julius Caesar.

Our shades of Brown

Valeria

Valeria:

The gens Valeria was one of Rome’s most influential families. Over the centuries, many of its male representatives held the office of consul. But two of the family’s women wielded even greater power: Valeria Messalina, the wife of Emperor Claudius, and – 100 years earlier – Valeria, the wife of the dictator Sulla. Valeria, a divorcee, approached Sulla at the gladiatorial games. An unprecedented move, but they married shortly afterwards. This self-assured brown tone pays tribute to her.

Junius

Junius:

The history of the gens Junia stretched all the way back to the early days of Rome. Junius Proculus ran an inn in Pompeii, whereas Lucius Junius Brutus was reputedly one of the first consuls elected after the overthrow of the monarchy. This family, which produced many consuls and repeatedly fought for the republic, deserves an elegant, timeless and slightly earthy tone. A tragic role in history was played by Marcus Junius Brutus, who murdered a statesman whom he regarded as dangerous to the republic: Julius Caesar.

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Colours of Pompeii is a brand of premium wall paints. The range is inspired by the colours that one would once have seen on a stroll through Pompeii. Each colour is timeless and modern – and can be combined in a variety of ways.