I am happy to be able to publish all images and mood boards I presented last Saturday (this is a digital version though) at Global Color Research for their trend report Mix Trends 2015/16. It has been an interesting task since these colors and moods little have to do with me, specially when it comes to the 2nd part. But today I´ll introduce you part I.
DUSKY BERRY is all about berry colors but not in the sense of a joyful color choice but observing a darker and even more luxury approach. I had started the presentation with an image of different berries and a beautiful color scheme to get into the mood.
We started last Fall/Winter 12/113 spotting burgundy as a new color to come still unexplored but being back this fall in many stores. We talk deep red, burgundy and oxblood being a rich and luxe trend. But I do see berry tones evolve too getting a dash of make up color in it.
In my opinion where we stand right now is somewhere here: berry tones are still slightly more pink, treated with high key lighting and there is a soft and slightly romantic feeling. Very feminine and gentle. Those would be the corresponding images:
My feeling however is we are shifting towards darker backgrounds, it get’s moody, a bit misty, wood is reflecting still the link to nature, and you can already observe an almost unpredictable change towards a different story. It starts getting a lot darker in any sense with a touch of decay even.
My final take of the new color inspiration and forecast is this one: darker images, darker back drops, a more luxury feeling, blurry images and a stronger trend to some drama (it doesn’t involve depressive feelings though). Purple stands for luxury and exclusivity. The color has been made out of snail slime in the early times in Lebanon. They prepared a brew out of snails getting 100 l liquid and a final greenish color extract of 5 l. Silk and wool were died and only when drying them in the sun, the color would turn purple. It has been a privilege to wear purple reserved to high priests and kings.
But purple speaks about creativity too. Richard Wagner upholstered the furniture in his music room where he was composing with berry tones. And this is where I see the trend leading to. We don’t live in a romantic world but are influenced by actual difficult economical situations and in the search for a new way of expression, a new creativity, wanting to explore again darker fields and moods.
What do you think? It looks and feels different, right? I’d like to insist on the fact the darker side here is all about searching for a new approach, moving on, not standing still, being curious and very creative!
Usually you start with the clear colors from top to bottom and left to right but this time the color chart is arranged by importance.
And to finish with, here goes the last image from my mood board that leads into the second presentation since both trends were linked.
I would love to hear your thoughts! Have a wonderful week!
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