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Interior Design Colour Palettes

Interior Design Colour Palettes with Australian Aboriginal Art

Warmth, vibrance
and soul

Contemporary Aboriginal art and design is dazzling. On the surface, it’s visually thrilling with its masterful composition and fresh palettes. Go deeper, and you’ll discover rich, diverse and complex cultures based around sacred stories.

Collectors will tell you that this art brings soul and warmth to a room. It draws inspiration from cultures that are some 60,000 years old. We invite you on a journey to discover paintings, palettes and artists who carry with them the soul and spirit of the land.

Use Aboriginal art in your interior design to uplift you and the spaces you create. You will be communicating respect and celebrating one of the oldest living cultures on the planet.

Bedford Station by Rover Thomas

Aboriginal Ochre Painting

The colours used by Aboriginal ochre painters are a unique set of colours that come out of the Australian earth.

Kulama Design by Susan Wanji Wanji

Tiwi Island Art

Ochre paintings from the Tiwi people are reflections of their ceremonial life.

Big Family Gathering

Aboriginal Art in Blues

The blue colour palette in Aboriginal painting is not the most common group of colours we encounter, but it is used widely amongst certain artists.

Grandmothers Country

Aboriginal Desert Art

When people think of desert landscapes, they think of earth colours and the ochre colours of traditional palettes.

View Of Country

Ampilatwatja Art

You find the artists of Ampilatwatja working in their communities to the north east of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo paints about her home in tropical North Queensland and growing up on the beach watching the rain over water and the changing sky.

Aboriginal Art & Contemporary
Interior Design

Alana Willis is an Interior Design Consultant for Innerspace. Here she discusses the qualities Aboriginal art brings to contemporary interior design.

Warmth

Story

Vibrancy

Contemporary

Talking Point

Warmth

"I wanted something with an Australian earthiness to enhance our international furniture brands so I arranged to have some quality Aboriginal artworks on display in our showroom. I think Aboriginal art can warm a space unlike any other art."

Story

"I think that there are qualities of warmth and earthiness in the tones that they use, the hues. There’s always a story behind the art. The work is not necessarily abstract but it can be, which is why it works so well with furniture as well as interiors."

Vibrancy

"Our clients have loved the vibrancy and depth of the artwork. It draws the eye to the pieces that are near it. People have commented that the art is amazing."

Contemporary

"I think that there are qualities of warmth and earthiness in the tones that they use, the hues. There’s always a story behind the art. The work is not necessarily abstract but it can be, which is why it works so well with furniture as well as interiors."

Talking Point

"Indigenous art grounds an interior space, adding another talking point. Immediately it can bring a space together like no other art genre, creating texture and warmth and depth in a space.

Australian Indigenous art is amazing in its diversity and richness. There is a story behind each piece. If you don’t have something that, you are missing something important.

Aboriginal art is a talking point and there’s such a depth of story behind each piece. It grounds you. I think people can be a little materialistic these days. I feel they need to bring themselves back into being grateful and happy and proud of where we live. Particularly as Australian designers we need to be appreciative of the society that we live in and the people who live here."

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