Since I'm blogging about AkzoNobel's 2015Color Trends in my Spanish blog, I invite you to read about them there. Of course you have a Google Translator Gadget that will let you understand. I'm writing about this in 10Decoración as well, where I'm their Color Expert, of which I'm very happy. But in case you want to have a quick view, watch this video and you'll get a close idea:
I have found this fabulous video of the presentation that Christian Dior made of his Spring/Summer Fashion proposals, and just had to share it with you!
Pay atention to colour and style, there is something for everybody, even me, who am 57. I would wear some of these outfits undoubtedly!
A few days ago, CMG announced the reveal of their World's Color Forecast for 2016, which will be presented in depth at their International Summit next November. If you're interested, gather information here. But if you want a sneak a peek of it, here it goes, and my comparison with what I have been observing about Colour Trends in the net recently. This is the announced World's 2016 Color Palette:
It seems we are going to see many greens in next Colour Seasons. They are presented either as Spring Greens either as Jungle Greens. No wonders about this choice, which seems to express our desire for green shades with a natural feel. We will see many of them in 2015 and 2016.
This trend celebrates Spring, specially with grass green.
From the colours that have been spotted in Design Fairs this year, I'm bringing a very cool one for the Summer Season, Mid Blue. This one reminds of summery skies and, in some shades, Caribbean waters, or the colour of the sea in a rainy day.
Now and then I come across this discussion in Color related Internet Forums:
- Are you supposed to be a better Color Expert if you follow Color Theory or is this for newbies?
- Star Consultants are those who have a special sense for Color which is a kind of gift that makes them special and unique?
I was taught that you can create Color Harmonies either by instinct either by knowledge of how Color Harmonies can be created based on relationships established among Colors according to their position in the Color Wheel. I never was taught "this is better than that" and honestly feel annoyed when I realize there are people in the net discrediting the knowledge of Color Theory as if it even could be dangerous to be taken into account!
Shared today in Google+ by Lori Sawaya, from The Land of Color, I picked this interesting infographic which showcases prefectly how colours have different meanings according to different cultures. This should be carefully taken in account for designers and corporations when creating new products, specially when dealing with clients that come from a culture other than ours. The image comes from Top Web Design Schools. Enjoy!