I have a love-hate relationship with trends. While I love to incorporate new looks in my own style and for my clients, this business — and it is a business — of keeping up with the times gets exhausting, and can be expensive.
While my cynical side resents feeling manipulated into wanting to buy new things, my more agreeable side is more accepting of the flow of fresh looks and innovation.
While I don’t adopt every new trend for myself, I do aim to stay educated on what is current. After all, not every trend is going to fit with my personal aesthetic – nor a potential client’s.
The wait is over. Pantone has announced Ultra Violet 18-3838 as their Color of the Year 2018.
“UltraViolet is an enigmatic purple shade that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking that challenges the status quo. A spiritual, cosmic hue, Ultra Violet pushes the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.”
Every year AkzoNobel brings together a panel of international experts from various disciplines of design to develop ColourFutures, the brand’s industry-acclaimed trend analysis and forecast.
AkzoNobel‘s Global Aesthetic Center, and its panel of international experts found a strong overarching trend of consumers wanting to transform their homes into spaces of retreat from the outside world.
I’ve been covering color trends and Color of the Year selections for years now and these posts are often my favorite. I’m pleased to announce I’m adding a new addition to the mix and this company is not primarily known for their paint. Graham & Brown is an international manufacturer know for their wallpaper and wall art. Real Fashionistas starved for color and design have long turned to Graham & Brown for decadent and grown up designs.