tuesday trending: brave 2016+ colour

The Color Marketing Group (CMG) has declared “Brave” the European key colour for 2016+. The saturated red “burns with the passion of taking a stand.”

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CMG: Brave

As humanity rushes forward in new directions, its people are insisting on taking a stand against oppression and inequality, but with a positive energy and outcomes. The energy of Brave’s red suggests the passion that drives us to fight the good fight.

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image via CMG: Brave 2016+ colour

Whether in fashion and accessories, designed environments or graphic design, it can be fired up with purpose or represent the beating heart that propels us forward with blood surging throughout veins.

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image via CMG: Brave 2016+ colour

A colour that has a life of its own, it will be enhanced further with glossy sheens and metallic glow that speak of Brave’s fire from within.

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image via CMG: Brave 2016+ colour

How do you feel about Brave?

 

tuesday trending: trend bible’s spring/summer 2015

The Spring season is in full swing and we absolutely love it! Trend Bible has put together several trends for Spring / Summer 2015 which include both colours and design details.

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Originate

An interesting mix of both muted and saturated hues, Originate incorporates colour blocking, debossing, clustered objects, and waffle and piqued plaids, among others.

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Pop Lab

Pop Lab is a whimsical, playful trend with lots of blues and purples that are offset by a bright, sunny yellow. Include noticeably recycled items and materials, inflatables, compressed layers, painterly prints, and moulded, seamless furnishings and accessories.

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Reflect

A soft, almost shimmery palette, Reflect embraces warm metals, amber glass, studs and speckles with linear textures.

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Airscape

Think of bubbles, rounded shapes, random scattered patterns, angular prints, and exposed seams and zippers. Blue is once again dominant with Airscape, though it leans towards green rather than purple in this case and is accented with pale, silvery green and modest orange hues.

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Kidaesthetic

Kidaesthetic is a contemporary spin on the more traditional primary colours associated with youth. Introduce oversized stitching, colour dipped or blocked details, and quirky knits and florals.

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Monometric

Monometric is more refined and classic with monograms, debossing, patterned stripes, buttoning, and textiles with typography. The palette is full of restful greens and blues but is also well grounded with cool white, charcoal grey, a deep, earthy brown, and a darker grey-green.

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New Horizons

New Horizons unites many geometric effects, from etching and laser cutting, to grids and abstract patterning. Focus on texture, whether glossy and lacquered or more rough and crater-like. Colours are present but almost appear as a secondary part of the story.

As an added bonus, here are three trends observed from Maison et Objets 2015 in Paris:

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Slouched Paper Bags

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Enamel

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Segmented and Sliced Circles

 

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tuesday trending: an early look at autumn/winter 2016/17

Do you like to pre-plan your colour palettes and décor choices for future seasons? Lenzing provides a preliminary look at colour trends for autumn/winter 2016/2017, using Pantone colours from the FASHION + HOME colour system, with Urban Nobility, Playful Simple, and Soft Power, offering an array of muted and saturated colours, both bold and more subdued.

Urban Nobility

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Lenzing: Urban Nobility

“Grab the city. Inventive in a concrete world. Inspired perception of your neighbourhood.”

Playful Simple

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Lenzing: Playful Simple

“Serious playfulness. Intuitive order. Instinctive insight. Childlike choosing. From the heart. Spontaneous living.”

Soft Power

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Lenzing: Soft Power

“Feminity. A new softness. Strength in caring. Vitality in sharing. Responsive and daring. Courage to be sensitive.”

Pantone themselves have this to say about autumn/winter 2016/2017:

For Autumn/Winter 2016/17 we explore colour that is “real” and “unreal,” absent and present and a mixology of what is in between. We are polarized between colours that are simple, honest and unassuming and stronger more saturated tones that make a bold statement. For those in the middle? A third platform of colour that connects and bridges our desire to be sober or intoxicated, quiet or loud – or both at the same time.

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reveal… A/W 2016/2017

Just as the current direction in lifestyle fashion reflects a genuine polarization, colour stories for 2016/17 display a contrast between colour that is “real” and “unreal,” absent and present and a mixology of what is in between. We are divided between more modest and unpretentious shades and stronger, more saturated tones that make a bold statement. For those in the middle? A third platform of colour that connects and bridges our desire to be sober or intoxicated, quiet or loud – or both at the same time.

“We find this idea of absence and presence, obscuring and revealing, very relevant not only when it comes to colour, but also in the way we live our everyday lives,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute®. “On one hand, there is this wish to return to the simple, honest and unassuming, and on the flip side, a continuing presence of maximalist and a deep desire to stand out and be seen.”

Black

 

Newly appreciated as a prestige colour, black is the pulsating force behind the forecast and the perfect canvas on which other colours are revealed.

White

Appearing in cool and warm guises, white is important because of its properties as opposed to its actual colour.

Grey

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Pantone Greys

Essential to the palette, greys stretch across a variety of hues, warm and natural, muted and hard.

Green

This season, greens take two directions: the first is a more yellowish and olive-oil-led direction while the second is cooler, sometimes glassy, but also more mineral, cool and Nordic.

Yellow

Reminding us of light and radiance, yellows are important this season because of their warming presence and their effects on surface and texture.

Orange

 

Now suffused with spicy hues, shades in the orange family display influences of caramel, cinnamon and saffron.

Purple

Penetrating all levels of design, purples, in a variety of berry colours are now a lifestyle as opposed to a fashion shade and is critical to this season’s palette.

Blue

Becoming more sophisticated, blues move away from the more classic indigo shades to those that are infused with grey or green.

Brown

From nutmeg and tan to the red infused winey red browns, the browns continue to be very important across all materials and surfaces.

Red

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A safe option for those looking to add bright colour, red is a well-received and well-understood pop colour that is being combined in new ways.

Pastels

Pastel shades leap from nuanced neutrals to stronger and more assertive colour.

Metallics

Metallics remain important; however this season they are as pragmatic as they are decorative, combining with light or texture to enhance, bring movement and textural dimension