A New Palette Takes Root

Shaw Contract revisited the iconic Dye Lab collection with newly curated colourways. Dye Lab tile draws inspiration from natural dyes and mimics the colour shifts rendered in naturally dyed textiles, creating an elegant and unpredictable visual.

Dye Lab brings lush intimacy or expansive boldness to the spaces where we work, rest and come together.

Dye Lab’s palette draws its inspiration from nature, a colour journey of experiments with natural dyes including madder root, Osage orange, sandalwood and Saxon. Keeping the most beloved colours from the original Dye Lab collection and adding a variety of new shades, an updated palette unfolded with intense saturated hues, softer washes and a wider range of neutral tones.

We challenged the traditional piece dye process and developed an innovative approach that mimics ancient wash and dye techniques of folding and bundling fabric. The result of Dye Lab’s manufacturing process yields an unprecedented depth to the colour with artful, random nuances, progressing from light to saturated— an irregular beauty, harmonious with the natural world.