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GGP 04 Apr 2016

90 COLOUR Live life in colour Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, talks to GGP about the importance of offering a Henry Ford once famously said, when talking about the colour options available for the Ford car, ‘you can have any colour, as long as it’s black’. The manufacturing industry has come a long way since these famous words were uttered back in the early 20th century, especially in the glass and glazing industry. While Origin Global has taken inspiration from Ford in parts of its manufacturing model, by implementing a cutting-edge assembly line technique to achieve its ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ zero lead time service, the company’s offering is far from mass produced. Origin offers over 150 different colour options on its bespoke bi-fold door and window systems. These inspirational colours fit with the changing style of our homes and ensure that there is a colour scheme to suit every home and property type. Despite black, grey, white and wood effect remaining the most popular colours, the company strives to encourage customers to think beyond their comfort zone. Think about colour A home is a personal statement, so people put a great deal of thought into choosing their perfect interior. However, when considering the colours for bi-fold doors and windows, we found that customers were often stuck in a mind-set of black, white or grey. The Origin Home range, which includes our bifold door and window, is offered in hundreds of different powder-coated colours, but it can be difficult for homeowners to know where to start with so much choice. Inspired by the home decorating and paint industry, we have encouraged people to think about the colour of their doors and windows in the same way as the walls in their home. Creating inspirational colour palettes We distilled our range of more than 150 colour options into nine eclectic colour palettes each with 10 colours, ranging from bright primary shades to candy pastels and deeper earthy tones. This colourful take on a home improvement favourite gives people the opportunity to express their creativity and individuality through their choice of colour. The colour palettes include: the ‘Heritage’ range, suitable for period properties with muted shades of pale cream, dusky greens and blues; the more vibrant ‘Pop Art’ range with bright and bold colours from across the spectrum, reminiscent of the Pop Art era; the ‘Naturalist’ range inspired by the natural world that includes deep, rich earthy colours; the ‘Gentleman’s Club’ range that evokes the interior of luxury private clubs with rich, jewel-like reds, greens and blues; the ‘Beach Hut’ range with bright, candy colours and a hint of seaside resort; and the ‘Hamptons’ range with classic, cool beach tones that bring sophistication and a coastal vibe. The new colour palettes also include the ‘Tuscany’ range, with warm terracotta tones of burnt umber, orange and browns like the rooftops of a Tuscan village; the ‘Urban Chic’ range for a classic urban architecture with steely utilitarian tones of greys and blacks; and finally, the ‘Retro range’, with bold colours from across the spectrum in tones with a ‘60s and ‘70s interior feel. Infinite choice for homeowners Homeowners can choose to match colours to their home and external fittings or alternatively, they can make the bi-folding doors a feature by choosing bold, contrasting colours. As Origin’s bi-folding door and window systems are bespoke, the interior and exterior door frames can be any combination of different colours. This means that while the outside of the doors can match the conservatory and the external fittings of the house, the interior frame can be a different colour to match the internal room colour or create a feature wall. Doors and windows can also be complemented with Origin’s made to measure blinds. These are child safe, low maintenance, and available in a wide range of colour and fabric options – including matching the colour of the blind cassette to the window or door – making them an easy choice for homeowners. With so many colour options available, there is no reason why people shouldn’t be as creative with their doors and windows as they are with the colour of their walls. spectrum of different colour options. www.ggpmag.com April 2016


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