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What Color Aeron Chair Do I Have?

Ergonomics isn’t the only thing Herman Miller Aeron chairs are known for.

The Classic Aeron Chair was first released in 1994 and was available in two colors: Titanium and Graphite.

In 2016, the Remastered Aeron was released in four frame colors with the matching 8Z Pellicle material: Mineral, Carbon, Onyx, and Graphite. Buyers also had the option to choose the finish for the base.

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How Can I Tell What Color My Aeron Is?

To find out which color Aeron Chair you have, you need to figure out which version you have. There is the older Classic Aeron Chair and the Remastered Aeron Chair.

Classic Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair Lumbar Pad - Graphite - Size B
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The Herman Miller Aeron Chair was first released in 1994. The innovative take on the modern task chair was originally designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick.

The Classic Aeron chair was dubbed the “dotcom throne,” the ultimate office chair that pioneered mesh support and a truly ergonomic design. Production of the Classic Aeron halted in 2018 — two years after the release of the Remastered Aeron.

To accommodate a wide range of user preferences, the Classic Aeron Chair was available in two frame colors. Over the course of twenty years, the Classic Aeron was released in more than ten colors.

Frame and Base Colors

Titanium
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The Titanium Classic Aeron has a light gray/silver base and frame. Compared to the Graphite Classic Aeron chairs, the Titanium color offered a more industrial look.

Herman Miller ceased production of the Titanium Classic Aeron Chair in 2018, but it can still be bought second-hand or refurbished.

Graphite
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For a more classic and understated task chair, users would typically get the Graphite Classic Aeron Chair. The Graphite frame and base color have an “almost black” finish that provides a professional and sleek look.

Like the Titanium Classic Aeron Chair, the Graphite Classic Aeron Chair  is no longer in production, so you will have to get it refurbished or second-hand.

However, if you’d like to get a brand-new Aeron chair in the same color, the Remastered Aeron Chair is also available in Graphite.

Mesh Material Colors

If you bought a Classic Aeron Chair, you’ll be able to identify the exact color of the mesh material by checking the sticker on the underside of the seat. You should find the color code at the end of the first line.

Classic Aeron Chair in office
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Herman Miller called the innovative mesh material the “Pellicle,” which was designed to conform to the user’s body, be lightweight, and be breathable.

ColorColor Code
Carbon (Black)3D01
Lead (Gray)3D02
Nickel (Light Gray)3D03
Soapstone (Brown)3D04
Garnet (Burgundy)3D05
Cobalt Blue3D06
Tourmaline (Cyan/Light Teal)3D07
Amethyst (Purple)3D10
Sapphire Blue (Navy)3D11
Jade (Green/Dark Teal)3D12
Zinc (Silver)3V01
Quartz3V03

The Classic Aeron Chairs with a Graphite base were usually paired with:

  • 3D01: Carbon
  • 3D02: Lead

Meanwhile, the Classic Aeron Chairs with a Titanium base were paired with:

  • 3V01: Zinc
  • 3V02: Quartz

Apart from the subdued Carbon, Lead, Zinc, and Quartz colors of the Classic Aeron, the other colors of the Classic Aeron Chairs were more difficult to come across.

However, you’ll still find a few sellers of the limited Amethyst, Orange, or Sapphire Blue Classic Aeron Chair.

Remastered Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Remastered Aeron Chair in office
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After twenty successful years of being at the top of the game, the Classic Aeron Chair was given an upgrade in design.

Not only did the new design incorporate more adjustment controls, PostureFit SL, and the switch to 8Z Pellicle material, but users could also select from a wide range of sleek colors.

Each frame color is paired with its matching 8Z Pellicle color, but users have the choice to customize the base color.

Graphite

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size B, Graphite
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Due to the popularity of the classic dark gray frame, Graphite is the only frame/base color retained in the new Remastered Aeron Chair.

The Graphite frame is to be paired with your choice of a base finish in:

  • Dark Mineral
  • Polished Aluminum

Meanwhile, the arm pads of the Graphite Aeron are in Black.

Mineral

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size B, Mineral
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Mineral is one of the new frame colors introduced by Herman Miller for the Remastered Herman Miller Chair. It’s characterized by a very light gray color — the lightest color frame available for the Aeron.

The Mineral frame is to be paired with your choice of a base finish in:

  • Dark Mineral
  • Satin Mineral
  • Polished Aluminum

The arm pads come in a Dark Mineral Color.

Mineral is a popular choice for open spaces and floor plans.

Carbon

 

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair Remastered, Carbon Color
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The Carbon frame color is also a new addition to the Remastered Aeron. It’s a medium gray color that’s a few shades darker than Mineral.

Carbon is also a popular choice because of its versatility for warm and cool environments, as it offers a fresh and modern feel.

The Carbon frame is to be paired with your choice of a base finish in:

  • Dark Carbon
  • Satin Carbon
  • Polished Aluminum

The arm pads of the Carbon frame come in Dark Carbon.

Black

Remastered Aeron Chair - Black, Size B
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The Onyx frame is the darkest color choice for the Remastered Aeron Chair. The black finish offers an executive and professional look.

The Onyx frame is to be paired with your choice of a base finish in:

  • Black
  • Onyx Ultra Matte Finish
  • Polished Aluminum

The arm pads come in Black.

Conclusion

To this day, Aeron remains the industry giant of the office chair industry.

Since the release of the Classic Aeron Chair in 1994, improvements and developments in design have continued to bring a truly innovative and customizable office chair.

The much-anticipated Remastered Aeron Chair was released in 2006.

The Classic Aeron was released in two colors: Titanium (light gray) and Graphite (dark gray). To find the color of the Pellicle, you can check the color code on the sticker located on the underside of the chair.

With the Remastered Aeron, the Graphite frame color was retained with the addition of frames in Mineral (the lightest gray), Carbon (medium gray), and Onyx (Black). Each frame comes with matching 8Z Pellicle material.

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