06 Jun Behind The Scenes: Colour Palette
Much research has gone into the choice of colour palette for MUZA. The chosen colour range complements the colour of local stone and its complementary Mediterranean environment. The colour palette includes light brown wood materials, cream coloured panels and light cream interpretation panels to complement the newly reinstated floor in local hardstone. A contemporary material in use for the first time in Malta complements the earth colour palette for MUZA. TECU is a copper alloy purposely cut and machined for MUZA to be used as an interpretative material to highlight missing elements or historic layers.
Weathered bronze doorways in Sicily were a source of inspiration for the colour of the windows and apertures on Merchants street. A similar colour also featured on doorways and apertures in nineteenth-century Valletta and very many paintings and watercolours were consulted and examined for this purpose. The green coloured aperture complement the dark green coloured bust of Grandmaster Gregorio Carafa and the grey-white marble escutcheon on the main façade.