There is a great scene in the movie The Devil Wears Prada where the character Miranda Priestly schools her new assistant on the lineage of color trends. It's a classic scene and really gives a peek into the truth about color trends in the fashion industry. CLICK HERE to see this entertaining video clip.
In most industries, color trends are selected by a group of people.
I recently read about one such group where they explained their in depth process of selecting their paint color forecast for the year. They also introduced some of the members of their international group. I would love to be a fly on the wall during one of these sessions!
CLICK HERE to see a really interesting behind-the-scenes look at exactly how they created the PPG The Voice of Color® 2017 Color Trends.
For designers, the name PANTONE® is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication. Each year they release their color of the year with much fanfare.
CLICK HERE to visit their site. There is a wealth of information along with tools and training, all related to color.
While these colors trends don't necessarily need to be followed exactly, they can serve as great inspiration for your own color palettes. They will also give you an idea of what you might be seeing in stores in the future.
Until next week,