Colormix 20166:00:00 AM
One of the amazing
things I get to do because I am a design professional is interact with manufacturers
of stuff that we use or are surrounded with every day. Like paint, for
example....most of the walls we see throughout our day have paint on them. And
I know I've often wished I could have the job of coming up with paint names. A
few weeks ago, I had an amazing opportunity to interact with staff from Sherwin
Williams at their Colormix 2016 event and listen to Jackie Jordan.
Although I don't think she gets name the colors, Jackie is Sherwin Williams' expert on color trends and it was amazing to not only discover the trends for 2016 but also hear the concepts that informed them!
Do you want to know how that worked?
There are 4 different themes for this coming year. Pura Vida, Mas Amor Por Favor, Nouveau Narrative, and Trajectory.
Pura vida embraces comfort and purity, elemental and natural...simplicity in design and in life.
Think basic, light, soft and fluffy, but simple. Clean living and holistic healing also comes to mind. This color concept is pale, yet warm and comforting, with lots of texture and layering. Some people who informed this concept is Ariana Huffington and Peter Scialla. Other word images used to describe this concept are:
Slow lifestyle movement
Simplicity in design
Non fussy attention to detail
Pay it forward
Marry me personal approach in weddings
Kenneth cole look good for good campaign
Lennar homes multi generational living definitely a trend
The Noveau Narrative embraces the new industrial revolution that has come in America with the modern maker movement.
Pop up shops
She makes it
Phil Cooley ponyride
Francois Chambard UM project
Makerversity in london
Carbon nanotube technology
Perspective & scale manipulation
What do you think of these trends? Spot on? Or are they just another shot in the dark as designers try to tell the future in interior design? Do you like any of these concepts? I'd love to hear what you think!