Imagemakers Report on trends and colour for 2015 and beyond I went to see Victoria Redshaw who is the lead futurist at trend forecasting agency “scarlet Opus” in the UK She was such an amazing speaker, Victoria spoke about the factors driving each trends emergence and then she discussed in detail how they translate all this information into key colours, finishes, patterns and style for interior and exterior products. How they take into account global events and issues, film productions, museum shows and by works from designers, architects and artist from around the world.
I was also had the opportunity to attend 2 days Colourways workshop in forecasting trends and colours on a local level.
Again using similar information and ideas but with an Australian/ New Zealand influences So Colours palette Black is always there but the new character is more glamorous and mysterious The greys/ charcoals has now found itself in the “classic ” category Blues are always in but with a slight twist. Prussian blues, amethyst Terracotta’s, coppers, earthy reds Emerald, soft coastal greens Bronze metallic Patterns Mosaics, hexagons still having a huge impact, beehive, geometry, mashrabiya, Defaced florals and medieval design Metallic worn or brushed finishes , coppers, bronzes, brass, rose gold Fabrics Faded velvets, distressed jacquards, worn tapestries, elaborate fabrics Timbers Blondes , walnut , greys , lots of texture and character looking for imperfections.