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Did you know Pigmented leather can do this?

What is Pigmented leather?

Pigmented leather undergoes a process where it receives a thicker, coloured coating that covers the natural grain and texture of the leather. Typically, a textured pattern is applied afterwards, enhancing its uniformity and colour consistency. This coating not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also allows pigmented leather to be more resistant to stains, fading, and easier to maintain.

Opting for pigmented leather can present a more cost-effective solution compared to the other finishes, and makes it an excellent option for those seeking enhanced durability or a more consistent appearance in their leather products.

Dive into our customer’s favourite Shelly Black Pigmented leather here. Alternatively, discover the other 200 available pigmented products on our website.


What makes Pigmented so versatile?

Pigmented leather is known to be an incredibly versatile finish due to numerous factors:

Colour Options:

Pigmented leather can be dyed in any colour, this allows a wide range of aesthetic choices to match a projects design styles and personal preferences.


The pigmented finish provides a consistent colour and texture across the leather surface, this eliminates the natural blemishes or variations that are present in aniline and semi-aniline leathers.


Pigmented leather finishes are typically more durable and resistant to wear, tear, and staining compared to other finishes, making pigmented leather suitable for high-traffic areas and environments where spills or accidents are likely to occur.

Ease of Maintenance:

Due to the protective coating on pigmented leather, it’s easier to clean and maintain than other types of leather. Stains and spills can often be wiped away with a damp cloth, making it a practical choice for households with children or pets.


Where can Pigmented be used?

From furniture to automotive, this leather finish can be used in various projects, but most notably more suitable in high traffic commercial venues or public spaces due to its protective nature.

To inspire your next projects, we’ve provided examples of how our Pigmented leathers can be utilised within residential and automotive projects;



The vibrant range features a pigmented topcoat and an attractive grain print, enhancing its character. This multipurpose leather offers exceptional durability and stain resistance, making it ideal for all types of upholstery, including heavy-duty applications.

Nestled in the heart of Brixton, Craft Beer stands as a beacon of vibrant culture and boundless energy. One of the highlights of the bar’s design is its high-quality stools and bench chairs which have been upholstered using leather from our Shelly range. This decision not only elevates the visual appeal of the furniture but also ensures an unparalleled level of durability that is perfectly suited to a bar environment.

Craft Beer, Brxiton



Vele is a contemporary range developed in collaboration with leading design experts to reflect current colour trends. These hides are highly durable and lightfast, making this leather easy to maintain and extremely long-lasting.

Following success in Manchester and London, Tampopo has launched its first new location in central Wimbledon. Our Majolica Blue, Dark Grape, and Anenome from the Shelly range were carefully selected for this project. They were utlised to enhance not only the aesthetics but also the comfort of the restaurant. These premium quality leathers were chosen for their luxurious texture, rich colours, and durability, ensuring that the restaurant’s furniture not only looks stunning but also provides a comfortable and inviting experience for guests.

Tampopo, Wimbledon