What was the color news from Milan’s trend-setting Design Week? Editorial Correspondent Doty Horn of ColorVoyant reveals the top shifts that will impact the future of décor.
A new soft rose feminized the color landscape, from mauve to rose-taupe and rose-infused cream. Often seen with warm & vibrant and/or acidic yellow for an interesting twist of the color eye.
Green was back in a big way. Mint came on with a vengeance as a letdown of the emerging hunter green. But this was just part of the story. There were also muddy nuances of green tinged with yellow, as well as a petrol hue bordering on blue. A full color play of greens, from lime to grass to hunter, showed up throughout the venues that combined to create Milan Design Week.
Oxblood looked new and rich. When mixed with orange-red and rose-pink, it ran the dark-to -light spectrum of the red family with a trend-forward perspective.
Naturals were more widespread, offering a chameleon quality that provided texture and dimension. Think about shades of rope, mud, nettle and jute, interwoven in a single design. Meanwhile, softened taupes continued to gather momentum. They looked equally great teamed with soft or bright hues.
White cleaned the slate for fresh and contrasted color: the obvious black and white, plus new chalks, plus continued organic brights.