Aniline leathers are the most natural looking. They are dyed using soluble dyes, which create a slightly marbled colour finish, and the natural scars and grain remain visible. For this reason, only high quality leathers are suitable for an aniline finish. those with an excess of scars and marks are used for corrected grain or buffed products. Aniline leather may be referred to as ‘full aniline’ to differentiate between this dye treatment and variants. Aniline leather usually has a light protective topcoat. It ages beautifully but does require maintenance as it is susceptible to liquid stains and fading and will scuff and wear attractively over time
This leather is produced through a very similar process to full-aniline leathers, but it has a thin pigmented top coat added which ensures a slightly more consistent colour and slightly higher protection from wear and tear.