Shades of Light

21. March 2019
A 220 pages study of colours in a Nordic light by colour and textile designer Margrethe Odgaard.

In a collaboration with colour- and textile designer Margrethe Odgaard, A. Petersen now launches the book “Shades of Light”. It is the result of a long-lasting study of colours in a Nordic light.

More than two years of work with 900 swatches has been reduced to 220 pages and 276 finished colours. In ‘Shades of Light’, which has the subtitle ‘An incomplete range of colours from a culture of slow and hesitant light’ – it is about the Nordic colour spectrum, because as Margrethe explains:

‘Although it is tempting to import colour trends from other cultures, not all colours make this journey without adapting to local light conditions. You can find the reflections and all Margrethe’s proposals on a special Nordic colour-palette in ‘Shades of Light’.

The book is available in the shop at Kløvermarksvej and costs DKK 525, –

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