Colour Me Flower

COLOUR ME FLOWER is a toolkit that invites you to explore, test and choose colour combinations inspired by nature. It can be used for many different purposes, ranging from fashion and interior furnishing to industrial design.

Franciska Meijers analysed nearly 200 flowers with an artist’s eye for beauty and wonder. 36 flowers were selected from Dutch gardens, parks and meadows to create a versatile colour palette with hand-painted colour swatches and RGB colours for digital and analog use. Explore the toolkit at

Team - Franciska Meijers, Ingo Valente, Meeusontwerpt
and Milembe Horb
Text - Edo Dijksterhuis

Supported - Creative Industries Fund NL
Photo Credits - Franciska Meijers

Colour Me Flower Booklets

Everywhere in nature you’re surrounded by the most dazzling colours—of flowers, animals, and even rocks—that are always in perfect harmony with each other. When viewing a Poppy flower from up close, I notice many colours in a single petal, ranging from red to magenta, and from burnt umber to light Veronese green. COLOUR ME FLOWER is a collection of 14 booklets that shows the colours combination and proportions of 14 flowers. 

Supported - Creative Industries Fund NL
Photo Credits - Franciska Meijers

20 Hikes

Residency - Fundaziun Nairs, CH
Supported - Stichting Stokroos
Photo Credits - Franciska Meijers

Colour Dairy of the Engadin

Residency - Fundaziun Nairs, CH
Supported - Stichting Stokroos
Photo Credits - Franciska Meijers

Colours of the Engadin

During a three month stay in the Swiss mountains, I became deeply fascinated by all the colours around me. Beeing in nature for such a long period taught me to observe carefully, serpentine green stones, pearly insects and ice blue lakes. Engadina is a start of an ongoing observation of nature’s colour palette.

Residency - Fundaziun Nairs, CH
Supported - Stichting Stokroos
Photo Credits - Franciska Meijers

Out of the Ordinary II
Studio Wieki Somers

The exhibition Out of the Ordinary II at Museum Mudac (CH) is a journey along 15 projects of Studio Wieki Somers. The warm atmosphere of the museum spaces create on intimate relation with the pieces. A special color plan is designed for the spaces in which all the windows will be ‘open’ to let natural light in and allow the pieces to connect to the outside world. Every color is related to the theme in that room; the deep dark blue of the ‘Magical Reality’ space is a reference to an evening sky with light clouds kites floating above the Bathboat sailing of into the night. One can see the lake Geneva...

Text - Studio Wieki Somers
Team - Studio Wieki Somers
Photo Credits - Hugo Plagnard


Diarama, a tile collection for Mutina, is a study of a wide range of chromatic shades which are layered over coloured clay tiles – the collection is about pure color, applied on different ceramic bases like a second skin.

Text - Jongeriuslab
Team - Jongeriuslab
Photo Credits - Mutina and Jongeriuslab

Colour Library

Franciska Meijers’ Colour Cards is a growing collection of hand-painted colour cards. Made with pigments, gouache, ink and metalics. The cards are a great tool to make new and unexpected colour combinations and for use in different environments.

Woven Drawings

Woven Drawings is a collection of woven textiles. Every textile is made with a limited amount of stiped yarns. When these yarns overlap, various colour combinations appear.

Colour of the Forest

Colour of the Forest is a collection of eight colour compositions. Every piece represents a color composition of a tree kind. The size of the color - surface shows the amount of color in that specific tree kind.

© Franciska Meijers, 2024