Saturday, November 15, 2014

AkzoNobel's Color Trends for 2015

Since I'm blogging about AkzoNobel's 2015 Color 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:




They are:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

COPPER ORANGE, AkzoNobel's 2015 Color of the Year!

As every year these days, AkzoNobel published their 2015 Colour of the Year, Copper Orange, which is defined as

¡SURPRISINGWARM – BEAUTIFUL!






A deep colour in an emerging spectrum of reds, pinks and oranges, it showcases a globally more optimistic trend.




According to the current protagonism of metallic hues in design, this colour reflects and summarizes the Trends identified for 2015 in this field. These are:
  • A warmer attitude and a desire for sharing.
  • Natural earthy colour palettes, from clay tones to sunlit yellow strokes.
  • And last but not least, skin tones that reflect human interaction and sepia hues from the past. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Christian Dior Spring/Sumer 2015

Dear readers of mine:

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!
Enjoy them!



Isabel de Yzaguirre, 
La Colorista.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My comment on Color Trends World's Forecast 2016 to be revealed at CMG International Summit.

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:



Source, CMG.

Color and Materials Trends 2015-16 by Heimtextil.

Today I present you this interesting video published by Heimtextil. Here you have a very good and visual summary, which explains itself very well. Take notes and enjoy! 



Isabel de Yzaguirre, 
La Colorista.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trends 2014-16: Spring and Jungle Greens.

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.
TWO TONE CHAIR by Ichiro Iwasaki.
More tending towards olive is Pedrali's polycarbonate Blitz Chair:
Design by Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Colour Trends 2014-15: Mid Blue.

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.


Optimistic and summer like, it will help us feel in a better mood after so many gray days in Winter and Spring. Below, the Box Stool adds a fresh and luminous splash to the room's composition:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Color Theory or Color Instinct or better having both to choose Colors for Design?

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? 
And,
- 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!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Colours by Culture, an infographic.

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! 


Colors by Culture

Isabel de Yzaguirre,
La Colorista