Last week I attended a CEU on Global Trend Forecast 2013 by Antron fibers. There are four categories that describe the trends of color.
1. Echo Blur: Contemporary neutrals - dusty, dreamy, warm, comforting, harmonious and organic. The colors are gray, lemonade, sage, cornflower, oatmeal and stainless steel.
2. Flash Mob: Bright bold colors - playful, multi cultural, bright, diverse and use of color blocking. Urban and bold. The colors are lemon zest, blaze orange, aquamarine green/blue, magenta, dark grey and black.
3. Urban Valley: Natural and reconnected to nature and the outdoors. Folklore, earthy, nostalgic, clean, happy, creative and retro. The colors are mint green, Dijon gold, wasabi green, dark ocean green, mallard duck blue and California sun orange.
4. Relic Glam: Primitive and back to basics. Raw glamour, minerals, rich gem tones, textural, distressed, natural and warm. The colors are blonde, regal purple, baked cherry, lilac, firebird rust, tungsten blue/green/gray and French roast.
All of the four categories seem to have a common thread of being brighter and happier. This is a hopeful sign of the times and our economy turning around!
The last few years of color trends have stated safety, comfort and military.
I always look forward to classes on color - they are refreshing and enjoyable as well as educational.
Brenda L. Brady, ASID is a commercial interior designer with over 20 years of expertise in senior facilities, corporate offices, labs and healthcare design.
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