I was recently approached by leading colour experts AkzoNobel and as I’ve newly become acquainted with their 2015 Colour Futures lookbook at work, I was itching to talk about their latest trends. Headquartered in Amsterdam, they own big name brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, Interpon and Eka, and are the driving innovators when it comes to sustainable colour.
When I first saw the imagery and colour combinations featured in their Colour Futures forecast I was blown away. Targeted towards architects, designers (or just any old colour addict like moi), this publication is an essential creative tool if you want to get ahead of the game. Stemming from emerging social, economic and design trends, the AkzoNobel senior colour experts engage in trend workshops in order to forecast a precise future of colour.
I talk about my two favourite trends from their 2015 forecast: Layer + Layer & Unseen Spaces.
Layer + Layer
Featuring the Dulux colour of the year 15 - Copper Blush, this trend shows how raw, imperfect colour can create texture and dimension to your walls. Merged with another colour, this is a perfect example of how getting confident with colour choice can lead to an even more creative application. Influenced by our multi-dimensional lifestyles, our dependency on technology and becoming more reliant on a digital landscape, Layer + Layer is the result of a multitude of current layered trends. I recently talked about brush stroked trends a few posts back but I like how it’s evolved even further. Introducing more colour with block formations can create a layer upon layer unique feature wall. Who needs wallpaper? - just paint it straight on.
AkzoNobel produces a Colour Futures publication every year and I would recommend getting hold of a hard copy. Nothing like a well put together magazine to spark all notions of creativity. Alternatively you can see the full colour report online (link provided), I’d love to hear what your favourite trend is?!