2014 Color Forecast

2014 Color Forecast

By: Donna Metallic People always ask me, “What color is your favorite?” My answer, I love all color! Colors appeal to everyone in different ways and the combinations you choose should make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and joyous. Be bold and creative and design your own unique color palette to reflect your lifestyle! Here is the latest 2014 forecast from Sherwin Williams. 2014 Color Forecast Color checks the pulse of society and the swirling currents to capture a picture and here is what they have formulated: Reasoned Logic or good sense. Gray is the new black, and math is the new sexy. We’re in a global race to acquire knowledge, especially in the hard sciences. As we embrace our inner geek, we’re also celebrating the quantifiable world’s impact on design: using geometry and 3D printing to create patterns and shapes in which shadows, negative space and tone on tone are as important as the structure itself. My favorite from this collection: SW 7019 Gauntlet Gray Diaphanous Light, delicate and translucent. Picture a pearl veiled by chiffon: a soft gleam behind gossamer fabric. It’s a luxurious image, but luxury isn’t what lures us to it. Instead, it’s the exquisite, spiritual balance of simplicity, delicate colors and strength tempered by softness. Today we experience this gently blurred duality all around us, from the menswear influences on feminine clothes, to the soft-touch materials on electronic gadgets My favorite from this collection: SW 7666 Fleur De Sel Curiosity Strange, unusual or wondrous. Something’s brewing on the spectrum. It’s a strange new elixir, where mad science meets fantasy, and sweet dreams overlap with feverish nightmares. Bio-design, inspired by nature at the molecular level, brings weirdly organic patterns, textures and colors into the mix, inviting us to see strange things in intriguing new ways. Oddities are now objects of fascination, even desire. The bizarre has never been more beautiful. My favorite from this collection: SW 6265 Quixotic Plum Take a look at this collection and let me know which you like!  

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