Just think about Scandinavian Design for a few seconds. What comes to you mind? The general picture of minimalism and sharp edges, paired with intense contrasting images of Black and White would be a first thought, doesn’t it? We would love to broaden this image and add the outstanding work and warm moody colors at Studio Oliver Gustav to our Scandinavian repertoire, as his interior projects surely belong to the most impressive and timeless creative visions we have ever seen. Time and time again we stumble over the dazzling work of this studio and even though his work appeared on Eclectic Trends before , we would love to point out, why his interior projects are this successful and highlight the impact of color with these examples.
During our research for the Color Trends 2018 we gathered a few examples of violet walls, in all it’s shades, nuances like burgundy and marsala were also included. Here Oliver Gustav played an important role, as his Copenhagen Studio displays a few corners, that pick up the burgundy and marsala palette. Additionally to the walls, he presents art pieces and furniture that contribute to this trending color palette. Here you might ask why his interiors work so well…
It is not only about the assembly of the carefully curated pieces and it’s diverse and artful forms, it is also about the fortunate mix of colors he uses for both of his studios. By sticking to natural colors, like muted grey or chalky browns, it gives him a great opportunity to create a place of complex quality, just by adding a few colorful accents. The burgundy and marsala hues become pivotal and enhance the status of the interior beyond just being dusty and moody. It generates a puzzling and magical look that is still highly contemporary and sophisticated, only through the influence of color.
By using dark color variations as a basis in his Copenhagen and New York Studio, his holistic approach is clearly visible. His compositions can also join the ranks of the darker colors that all of the major color institutes have been forecasting for the past few years. This Scandinavian creative is a universal talent and his masterpieces are effective without being too sad or flat.