-photo by Hans Silvester
Today, I attended a presentation on color trends for 2010 .
- woven red Zulu hats-google image
Ashlynn Bourque with Sherwin-Williams presented the program showing the influences for the four color groups-Rooted, Simplified, Refreshed and Treasured.
Rooted is based in the world's oldest cultures-African, Aboriginal and Native American. Natural earth ochres, tribal weavings, trade beads and cave paintings influence this palette of six colors. The picture above shows a Chanel couture from the 2009 collection influenced by African textiles and Zulu woven hats.
This color palette is rich capturing the sands of the desert, blues of the oceans and glazes of rookwood pottery.
In keeping with the mantra of "simplify in a complex world", Treasured is characterized with words like age and imperfection.
Turning House furniture's motto is "Renewed, Reclaimed, Reborn". They use salvaged materials and reinterpret into new objects. This style of rawness and peeling are influences for Treasured.
Another strong influence is the Rough Luxe Hotel in London featuring walls of peeling paint and torn, faded wallpaper. Treasured is synonymous with patina, layered, aged and artisan and includes a coral, aged blue and warm cream.
Simplified draws influence from the Bauhaus movement-form follows function- and the absence of ornamentation.
Transparency such as lucite and glass exposing interior structure....thick wool felt... stacking tables....all of these are influences for this color family.
This palette includes two greys with undertones of blue and green.
Refreshed is an interpretation of psychedelic 60's colors, pucci prints and tie dye. Inspirations were the iridescence of hummingbirds and butterflies. These colors are happy and tropical.
Stop by your local Sherwin-Williams paint store for a set of 2010 colormix cards to inspire your 2010!