August 19, 2015 1:52 am
1. “Sixth Sense” – Modern Grays, Transparent Blues and Radiant Yellows
Impressive advancements in smart technology and intuitive digital devices - from smart phones to smart cars to wired-clothing - are becoming a benchmark in all aspects of everyday life. This trend represents the seamless, perceptive presence of smart technology with cool, luminous and visionary hues featuring transparent glowing tones of blue, green, aqua and radiant yellow balanced by a stylish modern gray that expresses intuition. Bringing in touches of iridescent and ombre finishes can elevate the flowing effect of these luminous hues.
2. “New-Fashioned Family” – Happy Reds, Timeless Blues and Deep Burgundies
Shifts in family structure, as they become increasingly diverse, blended and anything but cookie cutter, are impacting today's homes. This trend is characterized by joyful, optimistic, contemporary hues capturing the independent spirit of this new demographic and includes confident, happy shades of red, coral, berry and orange grounded with a timeless, comfortable denim blue and a soulful, deep burgundy. Pairing these joyful hues with high-gloss finishes and translucent accents adds a pop of personal style to the home.
3. “Picture-Perfect” – Soft Tans, Dreamy Blues and Filtered Platinum
This trend zooms in on the social media movement and the powerful influence of personal storytelling. This palette embodies the warm connective nature of self-expression with soft coral tones, a tan that represents human interaction, and dreamy shades of blue, copper and platinum that bring to mind popular photo filter effects. Layering these filtered hues with subtle shimmer and metallic finishes can add a flash of excitement.
4. “Nurtured by Nature” – Mineral Grays, Rich Reds and Fresh Yellow-Greens
This trend is translated by a collection of lush, organic colors that include unrefined mineral grays of the earth; a rich clay red; an invigorating blue and a fresh yellow-green that radiates energy and growth. Natural stone and hammered steel accents ground the energy of these lush hues and heighten the sensory appeal of the space.
“‘What colors are trending?’ is probably the most frequent ask I receive as a designer,” says Genevieve Gorder, design expert, television personality and Valspar color ambassador. “Grouping colors into relatable families through cultural events makes an overwhelming category of home feel approachable, logical and most importantly, doable.”
Published with permission from RISMedia.