Trend Forecasting - Colour 2020/2021
Area Home + Lifestyle readers may be surprised that trend forecasting has just as large of a place in the home & design industry, as any other industry. Trend Forecasters are trained professionals who do exactly what you think, help navigate and predict where the look, trends and feeling of design is going. Coca-Cola, Apple, Disney, Hudson’s Bay, all these different industries have trend forecasting in common.
We took a look at home design (past & present), 2020 fashion runway shows, art exhibitions and other worldly events, to develop a sense of where we were going and what it was going to look like. Our focus was on colour, because we know that the design of something isn’t enough to make us completely fall in love. We came up with three very different colours and we are excited to see them arrive. So, come inside and take a peek, and by all means, move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills me…
Cantaloupe - All trends come and go. So, it is not surprising to see the rise of “coral” in all its shades and glory again, making the coveted spot of "Colour of the year"by Pantone. Designers just can’t seem to let go of pink, any shade or variant it may be. Many shades of pink have come in to the design process as if it is a new and lasting neutral. Think pink as a new addition to your greys, beiges, black and white. Strong pairings for cantaloupe include navy, cream, deep emerald, wine, mint and white.
Terracotta - Vogue Living is calling Terracotta the “new-kid-on-the-bloque”. The word Terracotta comes from the Italian words “baked earth”, the colour between brown & orange. Terracotta is both bohemian and sophisticated. Although terracotta may comes off as a “difficult” colour to use and style, it can be easily and beautifully paired with blues and concrete for texture.
Ocher Yellow - When you think about the colour yellow and everywhere it falls, the colour is built to land attention. Universal and unisex. Ocher Yellow is what every colour wishes they could be. Industry experts are calling Ocher Yellow the new millennial pink, and we think it's here to stay. Ocher Yellow works well with powerful greys, stone blue, pinks and white. Steal this sunshine and put it in your house.