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Playing with nuance

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elscolab

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.

Why has tone-on-tone become so popular?

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elscolab

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?

Milano 2018: more colour than ever before!

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elscolab

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.

Are colour trends a thing of the past?

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elscolab

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.