Monthly Archives: December 2013

2014 colour of the Year: Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

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Image via pantone.com

Read all about Emerald’s 2013 reign here.

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COLOURWAYS 2014 TRENDS

When design professionals are seeking the latest trends and inspiration, they find their muse in Colourways’ annual trend forecast. This leading body, which was established by the Design Institute of Australia, identifies and delivers the latest in Australasian trend developments for colour, material and finish. These facets of design will then go on to anchor the industry in terms of development, manufacturing and marketing. Below are the story boards for two of this
year’s themes.

The Colourways 2014 trends are:
Pioneering Spirit | Industrial Evolution | Sunday Matinee | Byzantine Princess

Sunday Matinee

Winding through time to discover the character and nostalgia of another era is what makes this trend shine. Curving ceramics hark back to times gone by and are licked with pastel shades, while the glare of yesterday and tough times past dissolve in a sun-filled corner. The palette blooms with eucalypt green, lemonade shades and a soft retro allure.

‘Let the fun times begin. Relax, revive, refresh.’

 

Pioneering Spirit

This is the story of the bare truth. Pioneering Spirit draws on the simple honesty of the landscape and the charm of rough and worn features. Among its palette you’ll spot the twisting marl of ghost gum, grey lichens, dusty blues and weathered creams. Durable materials from the Earth, like hewn wood and homespun wool, offer a raw and unembellished character.

‘Everything is used – everything that exists can be recreated and loved again as something new’

Photography and styling by Colin Doswell and Deborah McLean
colourways.com.au
Images via thehome.com.au/magazine
See Byzantine Princess and Industrial Evolution themes here.

 

 

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