Monday, September 22, 2014


The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian ombrare and umbra, literally means "to shade or shadow." Its current definition, "having colors that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark." Merriam Webster Dictionary.  Ombre’s popularity has once again surged in recent years appearing in hairstyles, on the runway and in home decor.

The beauty and flexibility of this artform is both in the application as well as in the final outcome, in such that it is a perfectly imperfect artform. There is no right or wrong way to ombre as long as the final result is that of gradual shading.

Often seen as a variation of tie-dye, ombre is so much more. It brings an effortless, casual and bohemian chic feel to home decor, all the while it can be dressed up to take on a more sophisticated and elegant appearance.  This ancient artform is seeing a new, modern, fresh revival that started as a trend but seems to have staying power.

ombre gray bedroom design

woman wearing ombre gray gown

navy ombre walls/ceiling in bedroom

Elie Saab navy ombre gown

lavender ombre drapery

lavender ombre dress

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