With big firms leading the way, we can see
influences continuing to give the magic of color to everyday life.
Color palettes, chromatic scales, shades, are often the subject of
conversation and this helps us understand each trend.
We must not forget that “color trends” result from a series
of prior trends. It also follows on from how color has been used in the
creative arts for a number of years at the forefront of design and architecture
projects. Nor should we overlook how each market sector interprets them. In
other words, when color trends become personal, users apply the range of colors
according to their taste or criteria. Multinational companies obviously make
their forecasts for a line of trends based on social, economic, design and, of
course, decorative considerations.
Color trends for 2015 include warmer, solid and opaque colors; metallic shades
have also been gaining support in the world of interior decorating.
Skin-colored tints, pinks, reds and oranges are amplified and contrasted
with blue and green to create geometrical and linear shapes.
Base colors are earthy and natural, with sandy and sepia hues, and for detailing
we see brighter shades of yellow and orange. Opaque green and brown provide the
canvas of inspiration and the magic of color. Each one of these colors is full
of life and inspires experimentation.
So here is what we can expect for 2015:
- A subtle use of color combinations or groups, rather than a single shade
used in isolation; mainly soft and pastel colors will be combined.
- For those who like a classical, discrete and more conservative
decorative style, we can find a more traditional palette of plum, light pink
and cream, combined with light gray, greenish blue and khaki.
In my view, the color trend has changed from being a trend to becoming a
way of life since Asia has become a strong influence due to its people’s way of
life and its nature.
For Spring, shades of green and sepia; crystalline colors like
turquoise, since water is a source of inspiration to leave behind the harsh
winter and snowfalls, and makes way for sources of natural stone and swimming pools
which are also fashionable.
Earthy elements like glazed ceramics in turquoise, green, red-orange and
mustard yellow, along with willow baskets, chairs made of wicker and wood, and
dyed or undyed carpets made of natural fibers. Seeds and organically shaped
branches for decoration.
This way of life includes tea, as well as jars and glasses with simple yet
bold and repetitive designs in strong, solid colors, are also important for
Organic and molecular shapes continue to be powerful, both in industrial
design and architecture, since they are defined by nature and simplicity.
The natural colors of materials such as stone, concrete and wood form
the base of vibrant, light and explosive colors that make up the color palette.
Everything that produces shadows will be welcome, even to move from white to
black. Colors to follow: aqua, pink, violet, yellow and orange.
This color palette, combined with geometric and industrial shapes, is always
about comfort and elegance of a chic and urban decorative style. By Erika Winters