Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Thoughts before New Year - COLOUR

Before it is officially 2015 I must tell you about the talk I went to at Decorex given by Colour Trend Consultant for Global Colour: Sally Davies. (I hinted at it briefly in my Decorex 2014 round-up).

Sally comprehensively and engagingly ran through the key themes for Autumn and Winter 2015/2016, accompanied by beautiful explanatory slides. 

You can get a sense of these from the pictures below though I apologise for the quality:



 

There are 32 colours forecast for Autumn Winter 2015/16. 

PREVALENT COLOURS:

ORANGES - RUSTY & NATURAL
GREENS - COMFORTING AND QUALITY
BLUES - NATURAL AND SOFT


TREND DRIVERS: 
  • Future Energy Supplies
  • No boundaries (merging of domestic and public spaces for example home offices)
  • Nature taking over

SPECIFIC TRENDS:
  • Remote
  • Sonic
  • Fuse
  • Sense
  • Mix of fibres
  • Distressed finishes
  • Flat textures (possible through modern technology)
  • Craft but sophisticated
  • Foraged finds

INFLUENCES:

Remote
Solitude
Handmade & homemade
SLATE ESSENTIAL LAPDESK - ETSY
Craft (eg. Etsy)
Natural world
Rural
Comfort but quality
Earthy tones
Chalky and rustic
Pinks



Sonic
HIVE - ATELIER OÏ 
Synesthesia
Bright and energetic
Musical instruments
Lithograph 1960s
Block colours
No white   
Vibrant yellow  
Punctuated by accent
Dual tones - complementary
Cut out designs
Formica
Playful with colour


FRANCO LAMP - HABITAT
Mechanical
Workshop aesthetic  
Nothing to hide
Domestic / Industrial
Retro browns
Earthier reds
Cyan





CLOCK - ALLAN YOUNG
Metals
IPOD NANO
Anodised  
Synthetic / Natural
Ageing metals
Recycling but considered and luxe
Industrially driven but refined (best bits used)


Senses
Interaction - engage  
WOOD ESPRESSO MAKER - Oystein Helle Husby
Story
Made of what?
Hard and soft merged
Invite you to engage and look more closely
Adventurous with mixing of colours
Sweet and sinister = interesting
Dirtier pastels (not childlike)
Purple


Textiles
Embossed (subtle)
Spherical
FRINGING TREND


Fringing  
Unusual colours
Engage and touch
Uplifting




GREYS are still in

 If you really get a kick out of colour then do have a look at Mix Magazine 

HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!