Color Trends 2010

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Many color trend forecasts have been released but there will be much more to talk about as we move into 2010. Stay tuned throughout the year as we keep up-to-date on the latest color trends.


Pantone Color of the Year: Turquoise

Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2010: PMS 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue.

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Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2010: PMS 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue.
colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrPantone 2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise.


Global Color Research Color of the Year Verdigris

The first colour of the year from Global Color Research is Verdigris (NCS S 2050-B80G), a colour that was published in their Autumn/Winter 09/10 trend, Opal.

Although Verdigris is the stand-out from this season’s palette, look out for the other colors from this festive palette to be strong, too.

You might be amazed to know that when I go to a forecasting meeting many of us will arrive with almost exactly the same colors based on our research and knowledge of color. I put this palette in the middle so you could see how all three of these well respected organizations arrived at similar conclusions. It is no surprise to me that Verdigris looks very much like Pantone’s Color of the Year above and their blue looks ike ICI’s Color of the Year below.

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ICI Color of the Year: Icy BlueICI Color of the Year: Icy Blue

                                                                                                                       The Color of the Year is an airy and optimistic blue that symbolizes infinite horizons, new beginnings, renewed energy and a positive dynamic.colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrGet the scoop on why ICI thinks Icy Blue is Icy Hot…

Color Marketing Group (CMG) Forecast and Trend Information

Color Marketing Group (CMG) Color Forecast and Trend Informaiton
According to CMG, look for these color trends in 2010:

Red – Reds are strong with pink intuition; bright and clean with energy and excitement – a clean pop to go with neutrals.

Orange – A rich, sophisticated color that moves away from earth-based colors to an optimistic orange, seasoned with a touch of gray.

Yellow – A greener, more natural yellow, softened with gray.

Green – Optimistic and uplifting, a clear and bright accent green with a slight shift toward blue.

Blue – A saturated blue with gray influences; rich without being too luxe.

Beige-Brown – A true chameleon to complement darker hues, it can be either matte or metallic.

Neutral-Gray – Gray with a touch of purple, drawing inspiration from mineral, concrete and steel.

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Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2010

Designer Palettes Bring Splashes of Sunshine to the Runway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrDownload a PDF copy of the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2010

inFASH - Thailand Institute of Fashion Research

inFASH – Thailand Institute of Fashion Research

                                                                                                                                                                  In September 2009, the Bangkok based Thailand Institute of Fashion Research (inFASH) presented the color trends for the fashion and textile industries as well as furniture, home décor etc. fall/winter 2010/2011 and spring/summer 2011 which had been developed by color trend experts from European and Asian countries at Intercolor, the world congress of trends in France during June 2009.See the trends on fashion office

The New Popular Paint Colors for 2010

The New Popular Paint Colors for 2010 House Beautiful asked color designers and trend experts from leading paint companies to share what they see as the hot color for 2010

See what top paint companies have picked:

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Sico Paint Color Trends: Expect the Unexpected

Sico Paint Color Trends 2009 2010

Over the next two years, we’ll see unexpected colour combinations surfacing everywhere in home décor – on walls, furniture and accessories. We’re talking about mixing punchy colours with pastel shades or very dark tones and complementing them with neutrals – shades that you wouldn’t ordinarily think of putting together, but actually complement each other well.

colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrSee Sico’s most popular paint colour combos for 2009-2010

Read an article about Sico Paint Color Trends:
colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastr ‘Colour makes a comeback: Doom and gloom gives way to brightness’

Paint Quality Institute Color Trends for 2010

Color trends for 2010 take inspiration from a variety of social and economic influences. In addition, living space personalization continues to act as a driver for color change, with accent walls or niche areas appropriate for small doses of high impact, bold color, while using more subtle hues on broad wall areas.Read more about:

colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrthe Paint Quality Institute Color Trends

“Neutral paint hues provide an elegant backdrop particularly important when selling a home,” quotes Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with the Paint Quality Institute. (Photo: Business Wire)

Valspar’s 2010 Color Trend Palettes

Valspar Paint Color Trends 2010Drawing on a consumer desire to relax, retreat and create a calm, soothing environment at home, The Valspar Corporation – a leader in the paint and coatings industry – reveals its 2010 color trend palettes.Each of the four palettes is comprised of eight colors, providing an assortment of choices for consumers selecting colors within a particular trend. Inspired by the current environment and consumer sentiment, these trend palettes build upon relevant societal themes and will carry greater significance as the year 2010 unfolds.

Watercolor Impression Inspired by fluid patterns found in art, glassware and upholstery, this palette is refreshing and soothing at the same time. A great choice for small spaces, these clean, cool and translucent tones provide a sense of expanding horizons.

Retro Retreat Colors of the past are reinvented for the present to create a calming sanctuary. Paired with the right colors, this nostalgic palette of warm earth tones, inviting greens and subtle blues can create a classic or modern feel in any room.

Vintage Romance Rediscover the regal elegance of a bygone era with the rich jewel tones and luxurious textures that defined the Victorian period. With many spending more time at home, this velvety palette of deep, rich colors can create a much needed sense of security and lavishness.

Peaceful Ambiance This ethereal palette of warm and light earthy colors creates a comforting and relaxing atmosphere in a time of economic uncertainty. These soft, idealistic colors are derived from the pastels found in nature and offer a positive outlook for the future.

For more information:

colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrSee Valspar 2010 Color Trends>

BEHR Paints Introduces 2010 Design and Color Trends

BEHR Paints Introduces 2010 Design and Color Trends This season’s designs and color meet in a dynamic union of contrasts. Whether light or dark, clean or muted, traditional or contemporary, new concepts in style take shape at the beginning of a new decade.Responding to a world bursting with change, innovation and diversity, BEHR has identified four distinctive trends:

Soft Structure – the softer side of modern

Artisan Voyage – a vibrant cultural exploration

Dark Glamour – a glamorous take on industrial style

Farm House Craft – a fusion of urban and rural.

These styles have been mixed in a backdrop of breathtaking hues, from brilliant jewel tones to smoky blacks. Folk art blends with fine art and retro design with reclaimed detail.

Learn more:

colour trends, color trends, color forecast, colour forecastrBehr 2010 Color and Design Trends

The 2010 Edition of ColorForward

Four Key Societal Trends

Reinventing Happiness
* In an unstable world, personal satisfaction and quality of life gain new importance.
* Time is a precious commodity to be spent on self-indulgence, self discovery and enjoyment.
* Luxury translates to freedom, harmony and well-being.

Tech It Easy
* We embrace technology’s ability to serve universal needs with new materials and multifunctional products.
* Design aesthetics combine with manufacturing craftsmanship, adding performance and value.
* New business partnerships evolve, and co-branding is a growing reality.

Embracing Gaia
* The Earth inspires products and lifestyles with new levels of sensory appeal.
* Biomimicry, a new scientific discipline, applies nature’s solutions to human society.
* Green concepts permeate our lives – organics, sustainability, hybrids, new forms of energy.

Age Shock
* GRUPS (today’s grownups) defy the aging process, measuring age solely by attitude toward life.
* Generational boundaries are dissolving. “Youthful” appeals to mature consumers with more discretionary income.
* Savvy “young affluents” are the focus of high-end marketers.

Information Provided  By: Color Expert  Kate Smith  .

Hope you Enjoy reading this as much as i did… This information will assist me in preparing for my 2010 furniture design collection. So keep posted for updates.

Thanks! Ana Maria Martinez-Stumpo

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