Last week, I visited Milan Design Week, which I very much look forward to each year. This is where trends are born, shown to the public and embraced. It is wonderful that colour is a fundamental part of interiors, besides design, fabrics and patterns.
Earlier I told about the beautiful and special colors and their combinations that pamper my eyes every day in India.
I am a trendwatcher, and I have a problem. For some years now, very little that's new is being produced. The eclectic style is predominant. We seem to have been designed out. For that reason, in recent times I have increasingly been focusing on colour. Colours are the embodiment of a societal trend.
The colour study was carried out for an office building with technical rooms and laboratories. The customer asked to choose light and bright colours which can please the majority of users.
Did you buy too much? Maybe you did that because of the colour. Colours determine emotions, much more than you think. More than just words, more than pictures, we allow ourselves to be carried away emotionally by the use of colour. So why not try to make use of this phenomenon?
Every year in April, Milan bursts of new and amazing concepts of interior designs. The final (colour) trends are therefore clearly identified.
An interior application of the CITY OF 8 colour test or colour domino chart.
By simply looking around you, you will discover the most beautiful shades of colour. A little while ago I – partially – moved to India. It’s probably the most colourful place on Earth.
Over the past few years I’ve often asked myself why clients would need me as a “colour” advisor as they frequently opted for black-white interiors. I agree colour advisors are essential in these situations as well as we have to combine the right black and white tones, but I wasn’t “advising” on colours anymore!
Nothing is more fun than decorating the nursery…