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Category Archives: trends
On Friday I headed off to what is becoming an annual event for me, listening to the engaging and interesting AkzoNobel colour expert, Per Nimer, discussing futures trends in colour. It is at this talk where Per also announces the coming year’s trend colour.
Last month I featured Pantone’s colour of the year Tangerine Tango and blogged about all things orange. This month it’s Dulux’s turn. Their colour of the year is called Firecracker 4. A hue Dulux describe as a “blushing, lively juicy red”.
I always get excited at the end of the year as I know the major forecasting companies are about to announce their colours for the coming year. For 2012 I’m looking at Pantone and I’m not at all surprised by their predication.
Is blue your favourite colour? Well you’re not alone if it is. It just happens to be the world’s favourite colour! And a good friend of mine and fellow Colour Group GB member, Janet Best, is putting on a fabulous all day event all about the colour blue. The morning session will be on the fascinating “History of Blue” whilst the afternoon event focuses on “Why denim never fades”.
On the 3rd November I had the pleasure of being invited to the Crown Paints Press Launch 2012 where they announced their new colour trends for the new year.
The event took place at the glamorous Swarovski Crystallized Lounge, a venue where I’ve been lucky enough to attend several industry events.
Even though this event was to showcase their 2012 spring/summer trends colours, I was really interested to see what their most popular colours were for 2011. I just loved this display, it reminded me of being in a sweet shop!
Looking at the Crown trend colours for 2011, the Top Sellers shows that homeowners are definitely getting more bold in their colour choices. The colourful Top Sellers was a pink called Fairy Dust, Ra Ra Red, Olive Press and the neutrals were Ivory Cream and Smoulder.
Good news is the most popular colours from this year will carried forward and promoted within the Crown Paints colour guide for 2012. This is a retail brochure produced annually which shows all Crown colours.
Next month I’ll be writing about the 2012 spring/summer trends colours which were chosen by Crown’s very own expert colour panel.
September in London is just back to back with interior and design tradeshows, exhibitions, seminars. You name it, it was happening!
I headed straight to 100% Design as there is always a great mix of products from leading local and overseas designers, as well as showcasing the up and coming. I picked out a range of products to give you a flavour of what was on show from the practical, the quirky, inventive and the unexpected…
This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.
Question: “Do world events influence color trends?”
- reader, Ke Robinson.
In the first of my new series ‘weekend decorator’ I’m featuring what is probably the most under utilised surface in your home, one that you can turn into a real design statement.
Each year ICI ColourFutures™ presents their colour of the year based on one dominant trend. The trend for 2011 is ‘Appreciation’ and the colour they believe “best sums up the prevailing mood, attitude and fashion of the time” is Yellow!