I always find colour ranges fascinating. Whether it is street-life anywhere in the world, a great design in fabric or wallpaper, a beautiful interior design exhibition, or just in somebody's house ... I can literally fall in love with colours that are combined in an innovative way.
It's all over social media: tone-on-tone and harmonious combinations in every conceivable colour. These combinations all have one thing in common: on the colour spectrum, they all belong to the same family, or in NCS terms, to the same colour triangle. But why has tone-on-tone suddenly become so popular, and why do we have to take it into account?
Often we are afraid of using black in a colour study, quite simply because it is a non-colour.
Choosing colours and giving them a name is a dream job for a colour expert. An intensive project with a fantastic outcome.
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.