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Palette - Create with color

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 19, 2019

Palette: The creative process

Our newest addition, Palette, is the result of our keen commitment to stay abreast of the latest fashion and interior trends. One of the most impactful trends we are seeing is people-centered design1, which aims to enhance human experience by creating spaces that engage the senses, tap into emotions, and connect people.

Palette is designed to enhance human experience by taking four guiding principles into consideration:


In response to our ubiquitous digital world, a people-centered approach celebrates nature and appreciates originality, handcrafting, and quality. With their timeless appeal, people-centered environments foster emotional connection, encouraging creativity and self-expression.

With this in mind, Palette features a heathered yarn with subtle variations in tone that evoke the color complexity seen in the natural world. Its weave is reminiscent of handcrafted linen, mimicking the irregular texture created by inconsistencies in the linen spinning process.


To enhance human experience, workplaces have to adapt to the many ways people work. Customizable workplaces are on the rise, allowing teams and individuals to adapt their environment for both concentrated work and cross-functional collaboration.

Thanks to its high-quality yarn, Palette is a flexible choice for many applications, including upholstery, panels and acoustic. We’re also honoring Palette with a range of 24 vivid yet subtle colors, an array of hues that creates the perfect backdrop for any interior setting.


By bringing the look and feel of the natural world indoors, people-centered design seeks to improve the physical and mental wellness of the people using the space. This can be achieved by increasing air quality, reducing exposure to toxins, controlling noise levels, or integrating the calming effect of nature.

Therefore, adding noise-reducing elements with an acoustic fabric such as Palette can significantly boost the wellness of the people who use your space.


Sustainability and social responsibility are key to improving human experience now and in the future. This means that optimized manufacturing practices (less water, less energy) and the use of recycled, recyclable, or biodegradable materials are major factors in choosing products or business partners for people-centered design projects.

As a pioneer in sustainable textile engineering, Guilford of Maine continues to challenge the status quo by developing and combining leading-edge technologies to create innovative and sustainable textiles that inspire workplace design trends.

 1 https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog/human-experience-is-the-future-of-design