Color Trends: Haymes Color Forecast 2015

Some lucky blogs attended the 2015 Colour Expressions Forecast presentation by Australian paint company Haymes recently sharing the first images and impressions these days on the net.

The new themes for 2015 represented by five stations you’ll see below were designed to stimulate the five senses, and each of it explores the idea of “reconnecting with our roots”.

According to Haymes there is “an overriding awareness that people need to feel comfortable and secure within their home. Throughout each forecast look, the varying materials and color palettes used reflect this concept of wanting to feel safe and relaxed within a space, providing a tranquil and soothing setting.”

The five different palettes are:

(1) ‘Raw’ and (2) ‘New Skin’ consisting of solid and dependable colors moving towards softer palettes.

(3) ‘Exotic Botanic’ and  (4) ‘Rhythmic Palms’ where the exploration of natural tones leads to the development of lush greens and dusty pinks and, both echoing the diversity of nature in a different way though. One is more romantic, the other has a more dramatic feel.

(5) ‘Relaxed Replay’, in contrast, brings together feel good, vibrant colours like bright yellow and hot pink, which is a reminder of the retro era. It’s looks quite Californian too, don’t you think?

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1// Raw theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

This theme explores the idea of detoxing and de-cluttering we are all kind in of need from time to time. The color palette is made up of warm brown and organic shades of grey and cream.

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1// Raw theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

There is not too much of a novelty here but these are must-have colors in any palette, they are most likely the easiest ones if you don’t want to tire of your walls in a short period of time and probably the most commercial ones too.

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2// New Skin theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

New Skin takes inspiration from comfort and familiarity, staying home in your favorite pair of blue jeans. This theme explores denim colours and the natural erosion that happens from overuse – like a well-worn pair of jeans. Heaven! It’s a feeling of a second skin and kind of state of easy living, sense of relaxation, confidence and tranquility in any home. Blues are going to rock the upcoming seasons being it indigo, klein blue or smokey blues. My forecast here is that blue is one of the colors with the most trending different hues (together with green).

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2// New Skin theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

I am pretty sure there is much more to come in accessories in blue tones being combined with greys, black and white providing an understated and somehow sophisticated look&feel. Happy to see too that moody colors are getting stronger and stronger, you know I am a big fan!

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3// Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

It’s interesting to see how dusty pinks are back over and over again (actually they haven’t left in some years now) – what varies is their color to combine with. Here we have blush and peach tones clustered with greys and charcoal to give a bit of a drama and make it less girly.

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3// Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

The hypnotic color palette of this theme creates great depth and affluence, revitalising even the simplest of spaces. How about using it for

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3// Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Exotic Botanic explores beauty in nature. It’s a clean and fresh palette, even copper seems to play still a certain role.

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4// Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Do you recall the jungle trend with Studiopepe I was writing about earlier this summer? So, here we have again palm leaves patterns and rich greens, a true feeling of ‘Into The Wild’ which is still one of my favorite trends. Love the styling here. It’s the image I like best of all themes!

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4// Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

This theme is about new beginnings and escapism. Oversized and exaggerated patterns and rich colors convey a jungle feel, a call to the nature and getting lost.

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4// Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

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5// Relaxed Replay theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

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5// Relaxed Replay theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Bold colors are the keywords here: vibrant pink ‘Charlotte’ plus yellow ‘Sunburst’ provide the right burst of bright colour. This theme takes a step back in time to bring a retro revival theme influenced by Miami Beach. If you are into effervescent colors, this is your palette.

As a little personal sum up, (1), (2) and even (3) are quite homely colors; (3) would be lovely for a hotel interior design concept too, (4) looks fun for a styling theme or window dressing and (5) is just not my thing but I do see it in hip ad campaigns, it’s the perfect eye-catcher!

What’s your favorite though? And how/where would you use it?

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