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Faille: Nature's Inspirations Brought to Life

February 23, 2017
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As the spring event season kicks into high gear, we’re introducing a sumptuous new collection that is destined to become your "go to" favorite for upcoming celebrations.

The BBJ Linen Faille Collection brings a fabric long popular in the fashion and home décor industries to the special event industry. With a slightly ribbed texture, a soft, silky hand and a presence that can be either dressy or casual, this new collection is unique and exciting. The collection has been designed to stand alone or to complement other fabrics in the BBJ Linen catalogue. It is available in 25 stunning new hues, all inspired by nature.

Here's a preview of the fabulous colors and the meaning behind them:

Basil

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Full of character and as fresh as a spring herb garden, basil could well become your new neutral. The color is subtle but rich, and the ribbed texture of the weave gives it depth and shimmer.  

Bisque

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The color of wheat, but filled with nuance, this surprisingly adaptable neutral is sure to be a mainstay for table settings. It's soft but strong, and is sure to hold its own as a stand-alone tone, or in combination with many other colors.

Bone

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Inspired by the ever-popular antler table top décor at rustic events, this updated classic also hints at weathered stone, aging marble and peeling historical architecture. Let it serve as a stepping stone for far-from-ordinary events.

Clay

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Red earth is not a single color, and bare cliffs glow differently at different times of day. Can't you just imagine its rosy glow combined with dusky dark tones? Or how about a lighter interpretation paired with softer tones?

Cloud

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Not blue, not white, not grey -- this is a new expression of non-color. It has enough intensity to stand on its own, but could also be the base for vibrant color. It's worthy enough for formal settings, but just picture it with yellow. Like rays of sun! 

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Fig

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Much like the fruit itself, this color holds a lot of intrigue. The rich purple notes pair excellently with pinks and reds, but also look lovely with bright spring greens. We love finding new interesting partners to this deep shade

Flax

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While the inspiration for the new faille collection is based in natural elements, the colors are meant to evoke a sense of wonder and unleash new worlds of possibility. This slightly pink neutral is inspired by the seeds used to make flax fabrics.

Heather

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With soft purple blooms in early summer and late fall, our subtle color has many seasons. Straight from the moors, heather is true to its roots -- destined to be a lasting favorite!

Honey

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You won't have to think long about myriad ways to incorporate this muted gold tone into your spring and summer settings. As a monochromatic scheme it will surely be elegant!

Iris

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This flower is named after the Greek god of the Rainbow: Iris. While this gorgeous spring bloom comes in many colors, we’re suckers for the stunning purple tones.

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Lake

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It's the icy blue of dense ice with shadows of lavender and grey, and the shimmer of faille makes it even more dramatic. Lake is destined to be a favorite for both formal and casual events.

Latte

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Derived from the faded colors of shells on a sandy beach, latte is as satisfying as a whipped-cream-topped coffee. Pair with other creams for a subdued color scheme, or greens and blue for a beach inspired arrangement.

Mineral

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This color has some of the same character as glowing, layered mica, and the kind of rugged good looks that gives it power and energy. Mineral could easily be formal or fun. 

Peach

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This is another one of those "barely there" colors that will be immensely fun to work with. Sweet as the fruit, we think this one will lead to delightful surprises for trendy spring events.

Peacock Blue

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One of the deeper, more intense hues in the faille collection, Peacock Blue is just unusual enough to lead you in a new direction. Inspired by the showy feathers of the peacock, we know this fabric will create dramatic events.

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Pear

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It's gold - no it's green, it's Pear. And it's supremely delicious -- this one's a keeper for spring events, and on into fall. We can't wait to see where creative designers take it!

Periwinkle

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True to its namesake, this all-time favorite is even more attractive and adaptable in faille. We look forward to seeing a lot of it!

Petal

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Some colors are just naturally dramatic. Petal is one of those and the floral inspiration will give you an idea why that is true! In fact, it could be a stunning special event color scheme with no other additions.

Pewter

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Taken from the layered color of dove's wings, pewter also reminds us of well-used family heirlooms and historic tradition. It has a subtle glow all its own.

Rain

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Flower petals, standing water on concrete; blue and grey and purple all mixed together. This is a child's paint-pot of delight. Can you imagine it paired with ivory? Or combined with lots of sparkle and shiny silver?

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Rosewood

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Hard to define and full of intrigue, Rosewood is not rose, but it certainly isn't brown. You'll love its chameleon-like character, and you can pick it again and again to complement a range of other colors.

Salmon

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A full-bodied pink-rose-peach blend, salmon will take on bold character when combined with other colors. Try it with green, or layer it with many shades of its own color family.

Sea Glass

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Pale and watery, Sea Glass is almost blue, almost green -- and better for the combination. It embraces a universal fascination with the sea and with the objects washed in from the sea. The color is delicate and timeless.

Slate

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A glorious tone taken straight from one of the most beautiful shells on earth! An intense, but easy-to-love tone, it may just become the "new black" for next season's formal events.

Succulent

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A grey-green, this interpretation of those hardy plants exhibits a go-with-anything spirit that will create new dimensions for any event scheme. Combine it with bright desert-flowers to make it pop!

Be Creative

We know you'll find many ways -- and many reasons -- to pair one color with another from the new faille collection. But there are myriad other ways to express yourself. This new collection is available in sizes ranging from napkins to King's drapes. The subtle ribbed texture can be formal or rustic and drapes beautifully. We can’t wait to see what combinations you create!

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