Colors of leathers

The timelessness of leather is based, among other things, on its classic color palette. When we think about natural skin, images with popular combinations appear most often in our heads. A classic armchair upholstered in brown cerato leather, a purse in black patent leather or elegant nubuck shoes. However, the leather industry is constantly surprising - apart from a wide selection of classic and muted colors, the choice of fashionable and unconventional ones is expanding over time.  


Colors depending on the sector

The color palette of natural leather varies depending on the sector. Natural leather producers try to offer a wide range of leather types and colors. At Europell Group, after identifying customers' needs, we often propose unusual solutions. For people looking for e.g. leather on the steering wheel or other car accessories, we often go beyond the frame of car leather and encourage you to try our best-selling Paloma. Theoretically, this leather is dedicated to the furniture sector, but thanks to its smoothness and durability at the same time, it will be perfect for other applications. Its definite advantage is a wide range of color variants, going beyond black and white. It is also available in a beautiful mustard color and reminiscent of the ocean - Navy. 


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The haberdashery sector provides us, as a producer of natural leather, with the most creativity and fun. In the case of leathers dedicated to manufacturers of bags, shoes, belts - sky is the limit, both in terms of color, texture and type of leather. Of course, all kinds of crocodiles and alligators should be mentioned here, which are liked by large and well-known high fashion brands.

Nubuck leather plays a significant role in the haberdashery. Nubuck is a full aniline with an uncorrected face that has been completely discolored. It is a leather that has great natural breathability and a very good grip. Thanks to the characteristic fluff and pleasant to the touch surface, it is a very grateful material for the production of ultra-comfortable shoes or an original handbag. The Europell Group's offer is available in various color variations - from classic grays or browns, through rotten green, lemon, and blue.

Heavy, oily vintage leathers are a timeless choice. Often they will be vegetable skins, i.e. those that have been tanned with natural vegetable tannins in a traditional, ancient way. Due to the natural nature of the tannins, the color palette is not extreme, but nevertheless it can surprise you with the intensity of orange or the fullness of brown. It is worth getting acquainted with the vegetable tanned leathers offered by manufacturers, because apart from deeply reaching traditions, there are also very high technical parameters. Vegetable tanned leathers are characterized by high breathability, smoothness and good grip. They are usually stiff and thick leather, used in the production of saddles, belts or vintage bags.








How is the skin dyed?

After tanning leather (chrome, chrome-free or vegetable), the leather is dyed. It consists in applying a dye to the skin, which is absorbed by it. After the pigment has been absorbed by the skin, any excess paint has to be rinsed off. The next step is to apply the paint again, but this time darker. The surface, or pigment, dyeing is listed. It consists in additionally dyeing the skin layer with a color based on a pigment, which at the same time protects the skin surface. Skin dyed on the surface is easy to recognize - a drop of water applied to this type of dyeing will remain on the surface of the skin.

Fashionable colors for the season

Every season, the best colors are selected and announced, which will reign on the catwalks, in showrooms and at our home. Muted Violet, gracefully dubbed Veri Peri by the famous graphics brand Pantone, is the clear favorite this season. However, apart from purple, there are many other interesting variants - bottle green, dark vintage orange or fuchsia. The leather industry bravely follows trends, and often sets them too!


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