We’ve looked previously at colour trends for Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 courtesy of Pantone and Lenzing (review them here and here). Let’s further fill out the home palette with the aid of CSI.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17
The city, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, with its abundance of new experiences and rich cultural influences, with the old and the new intersecting to shape the new outlines of the urban living, it’s an immense source of inspiration…
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Urban Sway
The shades of purple and blue are elegant and contribute to the urban appeal of the colour palette, while fresh touches of mint and teal are added for an extra hip. The neutrals have a trace of warm energy and somewhat a retro feel.
The Art of Broken Things
“The Art of Broken Things” is a colour palette inspired by kintsugi, the traditional Japanese art of mending broken pottery with golden or silver dust. The beauty of it, it’s in the technique showing where the breakage happened and in using precious metals to enhance the appearance, thus showing the character of the object and its past. The idea goes beyond the art of pottery and can be applied in all areas of design.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: The Art of Broken Things
The designs are simplistic but sophisticated, the lines are clean and elegantly flowing. Embroidery and stitching with threads, imitating gold or silver, is a key element for conveying the idea of mending with gold. All has to be done with taste and artistry, so the final effect is not to elaborate or flashy.
In “The art of broken things’’ the colours and the theme are equally important. The presence of the golden yellow in the mix of tranquil blues and earthy browns is essential. The softer tonals contribute for the overall subtle elegance of the palette.
Snow makes the winter landscapes inviting and cozy. Houses and barns, wagons and cars, lakes and trees, all glow under its crisp pastel colours. There is a sense of pleasure and gladness, observing the mastery of nature covering all with a fluffy white blanket. The rustic charm of distant northern villages has never been more appealing, as it is with the first winter snow.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Northern
The woods in the snow are magical – peaceful and serene, dressed in white lace. The colours of winter are gentle and subdued.
There is a certain fascinating beauty in the trees shedding their last dress of autumn leaves. In the quietude of the barren woods, we feel spellbound as if we hear some long forgotten ancient melody, with flutes, and drums and iron bells. A melody that takes us back to gatherings around bonfires, dancers with wooden masks performing rituals to scare away evil spirits and bring good harvest and prosperity to the land.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Transformations
Stylized nature inspired and geometric prints, influenced by the folk embroidery designs of Eastern Europe; jewelry to decorate fabrics woven from natural materials such as linen, hemp or cotton; belts with needlework decorations, leather and metal embellishments, appliqué works, braiding with colourful threads, trimming with lace and small beads – all these techniques fit perfectly in the design story of “Transformations”. The silhouettes are soft and fluid, with a lot of layering and playing with different styles of fabrics.
The softness of the colours selected in this palette is essential. Rich shades of burgundy and brown are important… in this colour scheme. Sage green and golden yellow bring organic appeal to the mix.
In our Fall / Winter 16/17 Color palette ” Wilderness” we draw inspiration from the beauty and the colours of the mountains in early autumn… Nature paints with such a rich and vibrant palette of colours and textures, but it does not overwhelm us – it makes us feel relaxed instead. The scents of the forest are enchanting – the aroma of fresh pine, the crisp smell of a late afternoon rain, the zing in the air from freshly brewed mountain tea, made according to a secret recipe from herbs and flowers with healing power.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Wilderness
Olive green and golden yellow, rustic orange and dark burgundy, juxtaposed by the cool appeal of cobalt blue, vibrant turquoise and pine green, reminisce the colours of the mountain forests and the beauty of the mountain peaks.
We are returning to the beach once more before we say goodbye to summer. Under the maple sun the autumn colours look livelier and more opulent. Autumn steps into the stage turning it into a vibrant rhapsody of colours. The richness of this moment makes our heart beat wild, as if it is a bird waiting to escape to freedom.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Maple Sun
Rich floral prints, fabrics with a soft velvety feel, adornments like beads and feathers, suede moccasins , lightweight comfy sweaters, cargo pants and washed denim, all define this cool “feel-good in your skin” design direction for the early fall months.
Luscious greens flow into the more jeweled tones of emerald. Saturated shades of burgundy, and earthy red bring a pleasing warmth to the palette. Royal purple is a magnificent and buoyant addition to the colour scheme. Soft tones of mint and orange add a subtle elegant feel.
It is a feeling of thorough happiness, which sometimes comes from nowhere and finds us unprepared to resist. Infused with energy, we sense every beat of music, we see every stroke of colour, and the world has a different feel – more upbeat and vibrant. Perspectives and angles are changing, as our world gets bigger. Life doesn’t have to be dull and unexciting.
CSI Autumn/Winter 16/17: Saturate
Graffiti, dance and skateboard inspired graphics, and tribal motives are still fresh. Natural and synthetics fabrics are equally important. In the silhouettes we still see the strong influence of the sportswear. The constructions are comfortable and loose to ensure freedom of movement.
The colours in “Saturate” are lively and bright. Violet purple and radiant fuchsia, blazing red-orange and zesty chartreuse, vivid teal and luminous green, combined with lighter tones of pink and yellow, transform the meaning of the season, bringing youthful twist to the traditional winter palettes.