Over the last 28 years, Victoria and the Brora design team have conjured up every possible name in our vocabulary for our evocative colour names and each year it becomes an ever more challenging and imaginative project to think up something new and original.
“It is certainly our unique flair for bright colour, combined with the Scottish origins and promise of high quality, ethical production and thoughtful design that kept people coming back.”
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
From vibrant pinks named rhubarb, shell, orchid and watermelon to shades of blue named chambray, dusk, sapphire and topaz, click the colours below in their original form to find a selection of your favourite shades.
“I remember in my early, more experimental years, designing lots of fabulous 70’s colour stripes and tiny cashmere halter neck tops with matching hot pants in a shockingly bright green; it was completely fabulous! I soon worked out that my customers weren’t so much in the market for cashmere hot pants!”
Brora colour inspirations originate from some of Victoria’s passions in life, be it art galleries & museums, the flowers in her garden or the heady wilds of Scotland.
From exotic landscapes mixed with the unique part of the world that is at the very core of Brora’s brand identity; the beautiful Scottish Highlands, travel is a hugely influentially part of the design process. Find colours inspired by the incredibly rich colours of Indian spices and textiles, Africa’s dry plains and exotic flowers, Morocco’s intricate mosaic patterns or Portugal’s mesmerising colourful tiles.
“Travelling with my family never fails to start the flow of ideas, I feel blessed to be such a visual person although at home we still argue over whether a particular shade is green or grey; as it turns out we all see colours in our own unique way.”
We work closely with Liberty Art Fabrics, taking prints from their vast archive, but also, nothing beats rummaging through clothing stalls on Portobello Road and discovering a beautiful vintage find that gets reimagined by the talented design team.