As you may know I am a collector of many things – one of which is art. My love for art led me to the creation of my palette Atelier, which was inspired by character Julien Tanguy (better known as Père Tanguy) who ran an art supplies shop/art gallery in Paris from 1873 to 1892.
This week we have pulled Tanguy from our colour box, a hue that belongs to the Atelier palette.
Tanguy is a stunning, deep orange hue, which was inspired by the portrait series that artist Vincent Van Gogh painted of Tanguy between 1886 and 1888. These artworks represent the strong friendship & respect Van Gogh felt towards Parisian art shop owner Père Tanguy.
The word Atelier has always been one of my favourite words. It conjures up an image of a Parisian room reached by narrow stairs with a wall or windows for the natural light looking out to zinc lined rooftops. A studio filled with stretched canvases, wooden easels & Taborets splattered in paint, random props at the ready to add shape to a background and the smell of linseed oil for mixing with rich orange Ochres.
All of my hues from Atelier are reflective of the word and it’s meaning. Tanguy’s beautiful, strong burnt orange hue is specifically reflective of the friendship between Van Gogh & Tanguy. It is a stunning colour that can be used in a variety of spaces.
Tanguy is the perfect colour to highlight details in a residential or hospitality space. Paint your house number on your front door or room numbers on the front of hotel suites if you are a hotelier – Tanguy sits pretty on Porcelain or Whalebone. This hue is also perfect for bars & hotels – use it for sign-writing on the walls to add character, or have a large scale mural painted using Tanguy & any other hue from Atelier to add a sense of charm to your space.