2015/2016 COLOUR FORECASTS
What's Trending Right Now
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement colour when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
Resene Paint colour trends for 2015/2016
Use colour blocking and stencilling to combine favourite colours and really show off a space. Stripes once strictly only for wallpaper, are increasingly being painted on in a range of hues and widths for a personalised look. While vertical stripes have been traditional, they’re finding themselves reinvented and rotated into the horizontal. No longer limited to just walls, stripes have found themselves onto the floor and more recently even ceiling areas, making the most of the canvas available.
Transform all your surfaces into the artwork, don’t let your creativity stop at the wall.
Ceilings, once pure white, are increasingly at least tinted to neutral hues and increasingly being painted to complement or accent the wall colour.
In bedrooms and living areas, wall colours that extend from the walls onto the ceiling, create a sense of cosiness and a relaxing cocoon of colour.
Bold feature colours on ceilings are the next frontier for colour lovers, a new twist on a feature wall. For many natural surfaces, the look is pared back and minimalised. Rather than covering up the raw beauty, the key is to enhance it. Natural materials tend to show their age very quickly, so the trend is to finish them in clear finishes to protect them into the future so they keep their natural good looks for longer. Think concrete wax on concrete floors and benchtops, clear finishes on timber and water repellents on exterior concrete, protecting the surface but not changing the aesthetic; keeping the look true to the original character.
Where walls once used to be just a pretty colour, now they are becoming part of the function of the house, particularly in the heart of the home or office where people congregate. Think a write on whiteboard in Resene Write-on Wall Paint painted onto your office meeting room or your kitchen wall for reminders, notes and sharing information. Or for the more nostalgic, a blackboard wall in Resene Blackboard Paint taking you back to the days of your childhood, where life was all about being hands on and creative, rather than being tethered to technology.Where once there were rules, guidelines and boundaries, now there is free will, free choice and endless possibilities. The only limit is your imagination.
The trends have come around to perennial favourites – deep blue reds, the striking tone of black and near black, the soothing restfulness of duck egg blue and greyed blues and the bold pops of orange and yellow to add a touch of upbeat liveliness.
Remember your childhood… that playful streak, your willingness to embrace the new and the joy and wonder in the smallest of things? Embrace your inner child (it’s still in there somewhere!) and be spontaneous, add that bold happy colour you’ve always loved for a touch of fun. Sure it might not last 10 years but the enjoyment you’ll get out of it in even a short period will far outweigh feeling trapped by safe choices. Colours should inspire you, help you feel at home and reflect who you are.
There is a sense of rejuvenation and reintroducing happy memories of the past to the present, bringing the favourites from our childhood into the lives of our own family.
Dusty and smoky, there is a new palette of colours coming through, such as Resene Mesmerise, Resene Soulmate and Resene Abercrombie, that feel timeless, gently weathered and softened over the passage of time. Easy to live with and coordinate, they’re a sophisticated alternative to cleaner pastels. They bring with them a sense of being more grounded and less airy than the pastels of recent years.
Reds are strong and powerful, with influencing blue tones, such as popular Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Poppy. Fire engine red is not to be ignored with hues such as Resene Havoc. Equally bold is the frivolity of hot magenta pink captured Resene Scrumptious.
The bold pops of colour are still popular for a quick hit of uplifting colour and as a useful device for wayfinding, with new colours such as Resene Adrenalin and Resene Bright Lights commanding attention.
Browns are turning more yellow toned, making them more complementary with wood. Warm dark browns, such as Resene Sambuca and the lighter Resene Rough N Tumble, are sought after; an excellent sophisticated pairing with timber or to contrast other colour choices.
Grey has hidden depths; sometimes blue, sometimes green. Once the complement, it’s now a feature. Deep grey, such as Resene Gumboot and Resene Half Bokara Grey, appeals to those who yearn density and depth but don’t want to commit to the starkness of black. We’re seeing the tones of beige turn greige as they cool into greys and lose some of their warm beige edges. Beige is still big, but greige, such as Resene Triple Rakaia, offers a new sleeker alternative for those looking for something new.
When it comes to green, the coming trends are diverse. On the dark side there are the earthy camouflage and nature inspired shades that would look right at home in the deepest jungle with hues such as Resene Seaweed. On the lighter side there are the striking bright look at me greens, such as Resene Kakapo and Resene Curiosity. For something a little more restful there are fresh mint and airy greens, such as Resene Kandinsky and Resene Secrets, light on the senses.
Blues become mutable, crossing over to stormy sea-washed tones, such as Resene Dusted Blue. Fresh blues, like Resene Skydiver, ground the more powdery tones, such as Resene Frozen. Ever popular duck egg blue, such as Resene Duck Egg Blue and Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, bridges the gap between neutral and coloured with just a touch of colour to lift it away from monochromatic greys.
Purples, such as Resene Fascinator and Resene Gypsy Queen, are wild and glorious, shining forth with alluring boldness.
Neutrals as always are the balance. The backdrop to the brights, your favourite accessories, the respite from busy life and the soft cocoon you can use as a launch pad as you progress down the path to bolder choices. Blackened neutrals such as the Resene Black White and Resene Alabaster colour families are on the upswing and work well with the deep grey accents.
HAYMES PAINT COLOUR PALETTE
The saying goes that a picture speaks a thousand words. But what if a painting, or more specifically the paint itself, could speak to every single one of your senses, enveloping you in an evocative experience of colour that took you to places that smelt, felt, and sounded exactly like the colour you could see?
Haymes’ palette picks for 2015 take us on a journey through colour that seeks to reconnect us with every element of our surroundings and remind us to take the world in, through all of our senses.
Drawing inspiration from various trend-forecasting mediums (such as Maison & Objet Paris, Future Lab and the forecasting website Stylesight), Haymes has generated five colour themes for the New Year that all allude to the notion of ‘reconnecting with our roots. This is perhaps most obvious in the themes Raw and New Skin, which encompass a range of subdued yet dependable colours dominated by beautifully organic neutrals and greys; but also rustic blues – a nod to the familiarity and comfort that one gets from their favourite pair of jeans.
The palette is made up of neutral, soft tones creating a calming environment. Providing a subdued and ethereal aesthetic, warm browns and creams form the perfect base for any interior styling.
This relaxed, cool theme explores denim textures and colours, as they translate through to the home. The palette provides an easy living, understated style providing a sense of relaxation and tranquillity within a space.
Combining dark charcoals and lush greens, Rhythmic Palms explores new beginnings from a tiny budding flower in the densest of jungles, to the first drop of water in a hidden oasis. This theme presents a fresh and crisp take on the ambiguity of what lies beneath the treetops. Rhythmic Palms captures and exaggerates the scale of the environment to make a real statement in the home. Playing on jungle-like motifs, oversized patterns and saturated colours this theme encapsulates an instinctive and primitive aesthetic.
In the hustle and bustle of the world today, it’s important to take a moment to reconnect. The hypnotic colour palette of this theme creates depth and opulence, revitalising even the simplest of spaces.
Influenced by Miami Beach and psychedelic patterning, this retro revival theme looks at finding joy in the simple things in life. Exploring spontaneity, this theme celebrates the brighter side of life.
Dulux presents the Colour of the Year 2015
Dulux have predicted the top trend for 2015, Colour of the Year for them is Copper Blush,which combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and of course copper. Use it to breathe warmth into any room.
DULUX COLOUR FORECAST
Continual connectivity through technology has reinforced our basic human desire to connect in the real world. Connect with the earth by feeling the soil between our fingers, connect with ourselves by taking time to pause, connect with our heritage by relearning forgotten skills, connect with our playful side by indulging in colour.
How will you explore your connection?
Experience a case study in shape. Tame the light with cool lap pool blues, and twilight azures.
Driven by our basic need to connect with the environment around us, we surround ourselves with colours that refect untamed landscapes from the harshest ice terrains to the wildest forests and mountains.
FARROW & BALL COLOUR TRENDS
The colours we will want to use in our homes over the next year reflect a desire to create spaces offering escapism from our increasingly nomadic working lives, where smart devices keep us connected wherever we are. Their key colours for 2015 are Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown promote relaxation and reflection in interiors. Paler in appearance they help to create spaces that live and breathe as we look to our homes as places of sanctuary from the stresses of modern day living.
GUILFORD GREEN. BENJAMIN MOORE'S COLOUR OF THE YEAR
"A neutral that's natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whooshed on a wall, and a whole lot of happily ever after."
--Ellen O'Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore
Through their research and travel across the globe, four color families emerged suggesting bold and confident color choices. Discover the berry, green, blush and blue paint of Benjamin Moore's color collections.
Tried, True & Utterly New
Carry on tradition...with a twist. Classic goes on a graceful journey from rose petal, to wineberry, to deepest plum.
Ground Yourself In Green
Take inspiration from a citrus grove, a pot of lemon verbena, a sprig of silver sage...
Quiet On The Set
The new opulence-romantic, minimal, luminous and pale. Lush taupes and barely-there pinks upstage with just a whisper.
Experience a case study in shape. Tame the light with cool lap pool blues, and twilight azures.
Unsure about "Transitional Colours?" then let me help you...
Transitional Colours are very similar to neutral colours in that they will pretty much work with anything and they can help you transition room to room (transitional colours have just a tad more colour pigmentation than neutrals).
These colours are perfect if you have a lot of warm tones in your home (like warm colored wood floors or trim) and you want to incorporate some cooler colours like grays or blues. It also works if you have a lot of cooler colours like grays in your home and you want to incorporate a little more of the warmer colours.
For instance, if you have a tan/yellow bedroom and want a cooler master bathroom colour, a transitional colour like Solitude (Benjamin Moore) can help you make the transition because Solitude (below) has just the right amount of warmth in the colour to blend with a warmer colour like yellow (look in the mirror below and seen that the bedroom colour is a very warm tan).
Dark grey is a very trendy colour for living rooms. Paired with lighter neutral shades it can look stunning.
Pretty in pink
Bright pinks make a bright statement in a living room and can be teamed with both classic furniture and/or modern designs.
Whats new in Bathroom trends?
Rich tones and high colour are big for bathrooms this year but soft, relaxing neutrals will still play a part. Here's our pick of the hottest bathroom colours for 2015.
Mix it up
Daring to mix shades that are not commonly seen together is a trend that’s up and coming, and this can be both playful and stylish in a bathroom.
Subtle shades of whites and creams are coming into vogue for bathrooms, with the emphasis on relaxation and luxury.
Bright oranges with a Moorish touch, mixed with monochrome details will feature strongly in bathroom decor this year.
Courtesy of Allaboutyou.com