Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Color Forecast, Part 1

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting in on a color forecast presentation by Emily Mann with P/Kaufmann. I look forward to Emily's presentation the most every year and love the way she pairs fabric combinations with the gorgeous photo examples. We have many color forecast presentations in our office every year, but Emily's is always so well done....the best I would say. She always looks ahead to the coming year and she gathers her final research at Maison&Objet before pulling together her final presentation. This will be the color forecast and where we are headed for 2013.

I thought I would share the overall themes discussed so that you guys could know what is coming in the world of color! I don't have the fabric pairings but the photos do tell most of the story. I am breaking this up into an 8 part series so that each post highlights it's own color theme.

First up is Neutrals #1








The forecast for neutrals is that we are moving beyond just black and white. Looking ahead we will be adding in warmer tones such as copper, rust, cinnamon, and coir (think sisal) with the black and white to warm it up. This will also be a color story where you may see animal prints, furs and colors used. Light and mid-tone Grey (such as dove grey) will also be added for depth.

So, what are your thoughts. Do you like where we are headed? Have you already seen elements of this pallet in fashion or home decor? Do you think we are already there?


Next Up: Greens 


See The Rest Here:
Part 2 Greens
Part 3 Orange
Part 4 Purple
Part 5 Yellow
Part 6 Blue
Part 7 Red



Images: Architectural Digest, Garnier Antiques, Architectural Digest, Elle, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest

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