Dulux Trade reveals the colour of the year and key colour and design trend predictions for 2016.
Dulux Trade has announced the launch of ColourFutures 16, the annual colour and design trends forecasting event. This year is the 13th edition of the Colour Futures publication with the overriding theme encouraging all to “Look Both Ways”. Created by a select panel of global colour and design experts, the 2016 publication includes four separate trend stories and the Colour of the Year, each with associated palettes and all inspired by one overarching idea of ‘Looking Both Ways’.
The 2016 palette offers a muted yet elegant approach to colour that centres on soft mid tone shades. The overall feeling continues to be warm, but with greater subtlety. Brighter colours have moved away from primary colours to an intriguing collection of subdued yet intense colours. Think coral, not orange; ochre not yellow and midnight, not blue. This is a friendly palette but with a dark, mysterious side.
Colour of the year:
Dulux Trade is delighted to announce the 2016 Colour of the Year: ‘Cherished Gold’; a gold influenced ochre, which is both bright enough to attract attention and combines well with other tones. Gold and tones of gold are being used everywhere in the design world. It is a recurring colour and material at design fairs and in graphic design as well as in architecture, fashion, beauty and interior decorating. ‘Cherished Gold’ is a beautiful next step, a natural evolution and transition from ‘Copper Blush’, the Colour of the Year of 2015.