The Colour of the year is determined from months of trend research. What are some of the major events, industries etc that you studied as part of this research?
The Colour Team is attuned to colour cues in everyday life – colour combinations in apparel, retail design, restaurant design, signage, food markets, nature. We layer these with trips to international industry trade shows such as Maison & Objet in Paris, Salone del Mobile in Milan, Art Basel in Miami as well as domestic trade shows in the home furnishings, apparel, gift, auto, food and packaging industries.
As well as of course featuring the colour of the year, the trend colours for 2016 also feature some vibrant selections such as ‘Ravishing Red’, ‘Banana Yellow’, ‘Patriot Blue’ and ‘Royal Flush’. What led you to incorporate these shades into the trend selection for 2016?
During our research, we noticed the preponderance of high chroma colours, especially Yves Klein Blue, a close match to our Patriot Blue 2064-20. We felt the pairing of these colors with white was an energetic option for using white especially in modern design schemes.