While "possibility" is an endless term, our color stylists from around the world collaborated to form the overarching idea behind the four new palettes – setting the tone for the entire year ahead. While technology has undoubtedly become an inevitable component of daily life, each of the four themes personifies technology in its own unique way, and each trend shines with Possibilities.
Good Life uncovers our maximum possible harmony between the man-made and the natural environment. By emphasizing an earthen spirit and a respect for simplicity, consumers are often drawn to items that are suggestive of “roughing it.” Good Life is abundant in materials that have a natural quality and rough look, like reclaimed wood, gently-pummeled leather and braided wicker. The color palette includes earthy naturals, like soil- and rust-colored browns, quiet whites and softened, clay-colored pinks.
I’m Pulse is a play on the word impulse but adapted to emphasize the individual consumer who is taking control of design output through the digital space to create what they want, when they want it and how they want it. The personality is plugged-in, social, connected and has grown up with a spirit of teamwork and togetherness. The color palette is vibrant and playful. It’s a mix of urban neutrals, like grays and whites, with single bright colors that seem to glow from within.
Co-leidoscope loves the spice of life, luxury of global travel and taste of the exotic. Complex patterns, ornate detailing, and fine materials captivate these customers. Embellished, eccentric mosaics, dazzling, laser-cut leathers, and colorful metallics and metals offer new, glamorous twists on classics. The color palette features our color of the year, Blue Paisley, paired with faded mid-tones inspired by the time-worn hues from once-brightly colored mosaics.
The IntroSense consumer is soulful, values privacy, quality and peace. The trend introduces a new direction in minimalistic styling that blends clean, pared-down designs with quiet nature. The IntroSense connection to nature is dry, discreet and non-living, like driftwood, stone, and bark. These elements are calming, quiet and muffled. The color palette includes a nuanced neutral with a subtle hint of blue-green paired with muffled off-whites and grays, and then anchored by a silent black.