I know we’re still in Fall/Winter 2013/2014, but for those of you who like to look forward and perhaps do a little planning ahead, I present discovery. Discovery is Pantone‘s Winter 2014/15 cross the board colour forecast.
Discovery, so named as it explores the search of new thoughts, ideas, and visions, can be broken down into seven (7) colour schemes.
Uncovering … a soft, sheer, neutral scheme; classic and timeless, there is a certain romanticism and purity to the collection. Uncovering brings to mind the materials used to decipher the unknown and inform the present.
Making … a palette that is anchored to the page; very artisan-like with a deep respect for skills and materials. Making is organized and curated to captivate the eye and invite the audience to enjoy the inventive process of making, building, colouring, collaging, stitching, and styling.
Essence … is very cosmetic in nature. Its contemporary warm tones are restrained, pasteurized and processed, homogeneous and emulsifying; while, at the same time, compactness is expressed through solid, uncontaminated uniform colours.
Breakthrough … contains softer mid-tones that are contrasted by light and heavy colours that alternate between watery and parched. Greens and blues emerge from the depths of ghostly, futuristic, and unfathomable landscapes. This is a future that comes from the past — an extraordinarily complex future that is interconnected, heterogeneous, and attempts to be dynamically adaptable to all scenarios.
No Limits … a symphony of elevated and voluptuous colour to create a beguiling ambience with a dramatic cacophony of hues that evoke an atmosphere full of vivid richness and blissful excess. Not for the faint of heart, No Limits can be perceived as both adventurous and boldly glamourous.
Voyage … inspired by excursion and discovery, voyage is a journey through nature… An adventure land where mustard shades mix with green and turquoise reveal an absence of time and space. Warm earthy browns, sulfuric greens, citronella, and fir tree greens are paired with volcanic grays and burnt browns.
From Beyond … delves into a world of violet, red, lilac and burned brown hues, where the colours interweave and blend continuously in complex fluxes. It reminds you of outer space and the vividly coloured nebulas of space, making for a mysterious palette.