New colours for a new era
Every eight years, Montana develops a new colour palette. The furniture company’s latest, expansive palette has come into being in collaboration with expert and colour-alchemist, Margrethe Odgaard. The new scheme explores how the colours relate to one another, to our bodies, to other materials, and to their spatial surroundings.
Margrethe Odgaard is an award-winning Danish designer whose work is driven by a constant exploration and development of colours. We have interviewed Margrethe about her collaboration with Montana and the preparation of the new colour palette.
30 new colours
The new palette consists of 30 brand new lacquer colours, ten grey, white and black, which are surpassed from the old palette and two veneers: a total of 42 variants. The new colours can be experienced at our retailers, who are also happy to give you free swatches to take home. See the full colour palette below.
The transition to new colours – Montana's colour replenishment guarantee
The new colours replace the old, but fret not, Montana’s ten-year colour replenishment guarantee makes sure that no previous customer is left without the option to add to their purchase in the colour they have once chosen. Learn more about our guarantee at your nearest Montana retailer.
Poetry and sensuality are the starting point for the colours
Margrethe Odgaard, Colour expert
A body-mind philosophy
The process of developing a new colour scheme – and, by extension, of peering into the future of colours (a fundamental part of the Montana DNA) – has been a long, winding, and fascinating road. The process of developing the new colour scheme has been rooted in a body-mind philosophy: the belief that our bodies long to be cared for, to be heard, and to have space. The colours should, in every way possible, refer to the body and relate to sensory perception and tactility. The names of the colours all refer to the senses and are easy to remember and pronounce examples include Truffle, Pomelo, Chamomile, Oyster, Mushroom and Pine.
Sustainability in 42 variants
Certified with the EU Ecolabel
Since 2007, we have exclusively used water-based lacquer colours, which neither smell nor contain solvents. In addition, Montana recently achieved the EU Ecolabel, making the company among the first furniture manufacturers in Europe. The EU Ecolabel includes the entire Montana System, the CO16 and the Montana Free Shelving System.