Are you interested in knowing what the color trends will be for next year?  We attended the Sherwin-Williams Color Mix 2017 event on Wednesday, October 5, which took place at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC as it’s known to local Atlantans.)  The Color Mix event aims to show which colors will be trending in the coming year, and as designers we like to stay ahead of the curve.

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Sherwin-Williams presented four distinct color palettes: Noir, Holistic, Intrepid, and Unbounded.  Although each palette varied in its inspiration, I saw a common theme for 2017: Identity.  As cultural migration is happening more and more frequently, as a society we yearn for realism and self-expression.

Noir

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  • A refuge from bright lights and glowing screens
  • Recharging from over-stimulation
  • A new romanticism

Features

  • Deep jewel tones
  • Metallic accents
  • Dark hues
  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • Luster
  • Sparkle
  • Classic

Elements

  • Shadows (contrast of light and dark to highlight form)
  • Ornate marbling
  • High gloss
  • Lacquer
  • *Mixed metals
  • Matte vs. smooth contrast

Colors

  • Moody blues
  • Golden yellows

 

Holistic

 

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  • Sustainable design
  • Beauty of the handcrafted
  • Reconnecting with nature

Features

  • Neutrals
  • Pastels
  • Retro
  • Essential
  • 1980’s
  • Adventure
  • Escape
  • Solitude
  • Soft

Elements

  • Environmental materials
  • Biomimicry (nature’s design)
  • Landscape hotels
  • Botany prints
  • Artisanal leather
  • Zinc
  • Patina, oxidation
  • Postmodern shapes

Colors

  • Blush tones
  • Dusty browns

 

Intrepid

 

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  • Unconventional
  • 1970’s vintage
  • 1990’s graphic edginess

Features

  • Bold
  • Vibrant
  • Saturated color
  • Fun
  • Energy
  • Fiery tones
  • Juicy
  • Black, gray background
  • Diversity

Elements

  • Felt
  • Wood veneer panels
  • Large scale geometric prints
  • Lacquer
  • Super glossy
  • Colored plywood
  • Monochrome graphics
  • Black and white

Colors

  • Plum purples
  • Loud oranges

 

Unbounded

 

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  • Subtle architectural details to focus on environment
  • Community driven
  • Well crafted, intricate details

Features

  • Spice tones
  • Blending textures
  • Old world artisans
  • Traditional craft
  • Textiles with social conscience
  • Organic
  • Multicultural
  • Human-centric

Elements

  • Shared spaces
  • Terracotta
  • Brick tile
  • Patterned tile
  • Basketry
  • Industrial metal
  • Wood cuts
  • Ceramics

Colors

  • Earthen corals
  • Lush greens
  • *Mixed metals
  • Brass, copper, silver
  • Rose gold
  • Bronzes

We’ve used Sherwin-Williams Duration paint on all of our jobs and love the results. The paint performs so well and the quality is always consistent.  If you want to find out more about the color trends next year, you can check it out here.

As we said in a previous article, color is the biggest element used by designers, and also the least expensive design element. We at CrossFields would love to help you develop the color palette in your office; whether you are looking to remodel and renew, update and refresh, or build and create. To get a free complimentary consultation, contact Us.

Kelly Owen

Kelly Owen is Project Designer/ Design Manager for CrossFields. She has 10 years of experience in the interior design industry, most recently in corporate retail design and franchise restaurant design. She began her career in residential design and staging model homes. She graduated from Georgia State University with her BFA in Studio Art: Interior Design and has been NCIDQ certified for 6 years. Kelly enjoys both the analytical and creative sides of interior design- space planning and developing layouts & selecting colors and finishes. She is excited to help promote the chiropractic industry as she is a chiropractic patient herself. Kelly and her husband Corey have one daughter and are active in their community church.