Comfort Design Leather Colors

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Comfort Design Leather Colors – All furniture pieces are covered entirely in your choice of the following premium quality 100% top grain Aniline leathers. Less durable and less costly types of leather are not used on our furniture, such as faux leather, split leather, bonded leather, bicast leather or vinyls. Price is based upon Grade selected and Grades are noted G1 (least cost Grade 1) through G10. All leather cowhides are of the same premium quality, the difference in price is due to the effort done by the tannery to create a specific look or feel such as 2-tone, 3-tones of color or antique or manuscript appearance. The cost of the extra effort by the tannery generates the higher grade leather cost. Below the Comfort Design leather colors are the leather color descriptions written by the tannery to describe what they created.

Scroll down below all the leather colors – to learn more about each leather color offered. Questions, call 800-603-7133 Leather Furniture USA.

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Leather Characteristics

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In a world of manmade materials, real leather is a natural product like gemstones, exotic woods or any other natural material, hides vary in beauty and integrity. All manners of influences can affect their look and texture – genetics, environment and handling of the hide. Over its life, every hide acquires a personality. The inevitable accumulation of wrinkles and stretch marks, run-ins with barbed wire, healed scars, encounters with insects, thorns and branding irons leave “beauty” marks sometimes called range marks. All of these events combine to give each genuine hide a distinctive character and are not considered flaws.

Leather Types

Corrected Aniline Leathers
This top grain Aniline leather has had its natural full grain slightly buffed off and replaced with an embossed grain. This corrected grain process removes most natural range marks, scars, insect bites and scratches and provides a more consistent uniform grain appearance. After the leather is aniline dyed, a thin coat of color pigment is applied providing a more uniform color appearance. Next, a light protective finish coat is applied to provide resistance to scratches, stains, and fading from sunlight, all without altering its natural softness.

Protected Aniline Leathers
This top grain Aniline leather maintains its natural full grain and has minimal marks, scars and scratches. After the leather is aniline dyed, a thin coat of color pigment is applied providing a more uniform color appearance. Next, a light protective finish coat is applied to provide resistance to scratches, stains and fading from sunlight, all without altering its natural softness.

Slightly Protected Aniline Leathers
This top grain, natural full grain Aniline leather has minimal marks, scars and scratches. After the leather is aniline dyed, a thin coat of color pigment is applied providing a more uniform color appearance. Protection against scratches, stains and fade resistance is limited on these hides.

Pull-Up Aniline Leathers
Pull-up leathers are aniline dyed hides that have a waxed or oil base pull-up finish that creates a subtle color burst and highlights when the leather is stretched or pulled around corners. These top grain, full grain hides include all the natural markings to create a warm, worn or rustic look. Protection is very limited on these hides.

No Protection – Natural – Full-Aniline Leather
These cow hides have the least amount of natural range marks. They are tanned to be buttery soft with natural scars and markings still visible. These hides will show variation, because different parts of the hides absorb the dye differently, plus different hides will absorb the dye differently. In some cases these top grain, full grain Aniline hides are cut thicker and shrunk to enhance the grain, creating an extremely rich hand or feel. A leather connoisseur would select these leathers.

Leather Color Pattern Descriptions

ABILENE – protected – (Family Friendly) Abilene has a thick pebble grain that is semi-aniline dyed with a protective coat. The finish is applied in four stages and each hide is twice drummed to create the initial crackle effect. The Italian tannage, using the highest grades of aniline dyes in just the right combination, enables this richness and transparency in the product with just the right sheen. The corrected grain structure provides elegance to any decor yet it is rugged enough to survive everyday life.

ARENA – not protected – Arena begins with South American hides which are finished with aniline dyes and vacuum dried. This is a top grain, full grain leather meaning that the grain has not been altered therefore shows all natural markings. Arena is a thick leather with just the right level of pull up. Pull up meaning – When the leather is stretched the lighter color underneath appears and the subtle high low contrast is what makes this product unique. Not too much sheen but by using the highest grades of dyes available, this enables the richness of the tannage to come up to the surface of the leather and create this mottled effect. Different shades within a hide are to be expected.

BADLANDS – slight protection – A leather that has remarkable character with rustic elegance that recaptures vintage charm. Even in a new home with new furnishings, we all long for a sense of the past and Badlands has an old world charm that plays beautifully alongside new world sensibility. The leather is a full bodied, Nubuck natural grain with a nap feel. It is hand antiqued to create the nubuck effect with the highs and lows of the colors coming through in different tones. The raw materials are acquired from South America. This leather can be maintained by light dusting.

BOMBER – no protection – Bomber is an Italian, handcrafted nubuck (suede type), finished in the valley of Arzignano. This full aniline leather is delicately sanded to uncover a suede nap, that only the finest European hides can truly accentuate. With a silky smooth surface, the oils on top will help with the continuing patina of this stunning article over time.

BUCHINGHAM – no protection – Buchingham is crafted by a fifth-generation tannery. It features an incredibly soft, full-bodied hand/feel achieved through an innovative tanning process designed to maximize this leather’s tactile appeal. It has a subtle, yet overall aesthetic, offering additional character and dimension. It will tailor beautifully on a variety of applications, making it an even more versatile option for interiors.

BRONX – protected – (Family Friendly) Bronx is a two toned, semi-aniline dyed, leather with a corrected top grain. These South American hides are carefully selected and then tanned and dyed in Europe using state of the art methods. Because of the tight, small grain, this leather is even, consistent, and smooth. The two-tone adds dimension and depth while the finish adds brightness to this classic, traditional leather.

CHAMPION – slight protection – Champion is an Aniline dyed, bovine leather with a distressed look of an aged leather. Full grain leather therefore natural markings will show. Stained by hand with aniline transparent finish.

CLASSICO – protected – (Family Friendly) Classico includes a variety of colors. This top-grain leather has a consistent color and fine corrected grain. Includes an aniline surface pigment with a protective finish to resist scratches, stains and fading. Its suppleness is perfect for residential use, yet the unique and durable finish is also good for commercial usage.

DURANGO – protected – (Family Friendly) Design, Durability… Durango! Durango is the best of both worlds for today’s consumer – soft and supple leather with a protection and clean ability story. Durango is a slightly corrected top grain hide that is finished in a unique way mixing aniline dyestuffs and pigments. By using primarily aniline dyes the hides remain soft to the touch while the addition of some pigments adds durability and ease of cleaning. The final color also remains much more consistent than that of conventional aniline leathers.

GENEVA – no protection – Geneva is a true classic. It was created from the ground up in keeping with time honored full grain leather techniques from the past. It starts with the best European raw material for a nice sturdy base. Then aniline dye it with the best dyes in northern Italy, and is then topped with a thick coat of wax for a two-tone effect when pulled. The thickness of the hide helps to create a sophisticated distressed leather imitates old world charm that plays beautifully alongside new world sensibility.

HARNESS – no protection – Featuring an exceptionally soft hand/feel and striking visual richness. Harness is a truly natural leather that exudes quiet luxury and timeless appeal, crafted in Italy on the finest European raw material, it is inspired by the less – is – more approach used to create the world’s most exclusive saddle leathers. After tanning, the full grain hides are dressed with a clear, wax finish to highlight the expressive, natural tones that exist throughout the hides. With time and with wear, Harness will develop a stunning surface patina that will further enhance its authentic aesthetic.

HOPKINS – protected (Family Friendly) – corrected top grain cowhide leather. Pigmented, mostly solid color but with intense double tone to enhance depth. Grain is rounded and pebbled with a sheen applied to the tips.

RAVENWOOD – protected – Ravenwood is a true throwback to the old 1920’s and 30’s vegetable tanned leathers that were prevalent in the leather suitcase and handbag industries. It blends the vegetable tanning techniques of the past with today’s modern technology to achieve the look and feel of yesteryear. Ravenwood is an Aniline Plus, full grain leather made of European raw material. As a full grain leather (not corrected) it will show natural range markings. A specially made kela roller applies the “two-tone” effect that gives each hide its own distinct look and coloration. Finally the hides are milled (the process of tumbling the hides in a large drum) to reach the soft yet full and plum hand/feel.

ROMANTIC – protected – Dyes are hand applied to South American raw material to impart a transparent clarity. This coupled with a heavy substrate gives the leather a sophisticated, pebble grain appearance. All of the aniline dyes and wax applied to the hides are hand rubbed in North Carolina by skilled artisans drawing from years of creative experience. To further enhance the beauty of this full grain leather, additional dyes and top coat are added to the piece to give it the antiquing effect in specific areas. This adds wonderful softness, full protection, and a patina that only gets better over time.

SASSARI – protected (Family Friendly)- top grain corrected leather, tanned in Italy, soft hand/feel with a 2 tone effect and sheen to give it a pop.

SOFIA – protected – (Family Friendly) Just one touch and you can feel the quality and care that goes into this article. It is a single toned pigmented leather with a corrected grain and natural sheen finish that feels and looks luxurious. Each hide has a smooth and natural grain look. Bringing bright colors along with traditional ones, this leather can be used throughout the marketplace. Brazilian raw materials tanned in Brazil, these hides are not only beautiful but durable.

STALLONE – slight protected – This is a top grain Nubuck, aniline dyed leather made with European hides. This article has no stucco and it is completely natural with no resins. It is sanded by hand to create a soft nap feel and a light wax is applied on it to improve the “suede” touch. The combination of the “work by hand” and the velvet touch make this leather suitable for transitional and contemporary design.

STEAMBOAT – protected – (Family Friendly) Steamboat is a corrected grain leather with a unique wax and pigmented finish. Due to the infusion of waxes in the finishing process, the leather will lighten up at natural stress points when upholstered. These areas will only serve to highlight the intrinsic beauty of this article.

TEXAS – slight protection – Texas is a full grain leather with a Nubuck look made only with the highest grades of aniline dyes. The finishing is made with natural colored synthetic waxes, so the surface is transparent and it gives the leather a nice smooth sheen and such a subtle feel.

VINTAGE – protected – (Family Friendly) Vintage is a top-grain leather that replicates the aged and processed timeless look that a leather normally only achieves through years of use and wear. The hides are from the top selection of South American raw material and are lightly corrected to reduce surface range markings. They are aniline dyed and given a durable yet soft finished top coat. The mottled, two-tone effect of Vintage is created by the hides first going through a special spray machine and then being tumbled in a wooden drying drum.

WILD – slight protection – Untamed beauty is the characteristic that define Wild’s exotic free spirit. A top grain, full grain leather that will develop a patina over time and shows all natural markings. This nude surface is processed using natural fat liquors and oils which act as a conditioner and provides slight surface protection. Wild is processed using low emission mineral tanning formulas which are environmentally respectful. The hides are re-tanned in aged oak drums using vegetable agents with dyes that ensure the leather is properly through dyed. Because of the natural tanning process, color variations may occur.

 

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