The Colors to Plan for in the Year Ahead
Every design tells a unique story through combining pieces of the past, current global culture, and even futuristic theories. As part of that design, color is an always-evolving element that works to tell a different story or a different song. Identifying colors from free-spirited wanderers and old-world storytellers, while drawing inspiration from every corner of the globe extending to the cosmos, the Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix Forecast presents spontaneous and organic colors for the year ahead.
There are those who always seem a little ahead of their time. Visionary and creative, this collection of colors reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Shapeshifter’s aesthetic is about the mystical, from the mysterious blues of the deep sea to the galaxy and everything in between. This unique space between technology and spirituality is grounded with strong geometrics and clean lines.
This palette is for people who could never be fenced in, who need to soak in the endless horizons and subtle earthy tones of the high plains. Clays, caramels, and browns are drawn from canyons, worn leather and woven wool textiles of the true New West to produce a luxurious result. The Scandinavian minimalist style is taken one step further to create a modern desert vibe that is calming, sun-washed and warm.
Like a bookcase of leather-bound literary classics, this pedigreed palette evokes nostalgia and timeless traditions. Copper and gold anchor merlot and gray. The tailored tones are tasteful, elegant and classic. This design style is ostentatious with the right amount of charm to avoid appearing fake or showy.
Designers know that “maximalism” is on the rise, providing an endless runway of possibilities. For those who go against the grain, break the rules or are more free-spirited than the status quo, the Enthusiast palette brings attitude, yet produces harmonious results. The proof is in this palette, which features bold pops of vivid blue, green and red.
Reconnect with the wonder of the world in full bloom. Embrace the opportunity to bring people into a chic, French woodland where color never fades. This collection’s lush, sophisticated tones poke out from the rainforest as colorful tendrils. Ranging from mushroom to passionate pink, the focus on botanicals is slightly classic with daring details.
Raconteur represents storytelling itself. From ancient rhetoric to today’s on-screen webcasts, there is a desire and appreciation for stories and the narrators behind them. From Africa to the New World, human origins have been translated into this rich palette that spans time.
Whether the trend is emerging or an evolution into new and exciting aesthetics, the unique stories in the 2019 trend journals are meant to inspire future designs. For more about Sherwin-Williams Colormix Color Forecast, visit 2019 Forecast.
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