Tag: Trends

Five Trends for 2020

Posted by Published on September 18, 2019

Visual and cultural trends are important to keep an eye on as a creative project or brand can be improved or made more appealing by incorporating elements of current trends into its design. At the beginning of 2019, we decided on nine beautiful and eye-catching trends, which you can find here. Now that 2020 is in full swing, we’ve decided on five more, and we…

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Colour Blocking is defined as the selection, combination and application of opposing colours on the colour wheel in a variety of distinct ways. Now a fashion, interior and design trend in Summer 2018, we’re looking back to the archive to examine where this particular trend first emerged, and how it has been used by artists in the modern era. Usage of colour and colour theory…

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Design Trend Insights for 2018

Posted by Published on January 24, 2018

12 predicted trends for the year to come At the start of each year we’re on the hunt for the standout design, product and homeware trends that will take everyone by storm. This year was no exception and we scoured the premier retail tradeshow for creative lifestyle buyers, Top Drawer, for indications as to what’s rising in popularity. Here’s what we expect to see more of this year. Bright Colour…

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Did you notice 2017’s graphic design trend – the revival of the black background with bold colours? You can see it in cookbooks, on book covers, exhibition stands and also in interior design and fashion in general. Explore this style throughout various times and cultures, with our lightbox of stills. We can find outstanding images for your new products or book covers. Check out some of our previous bookcover case studies and discover how…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Posted by Published on December 19, 2017

Colour champion Pantone has just announced their Colour of the Year for 2018: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. It’s a provocative and thoughtful shade that oozes originality, ingenuity, a dream-like quality and a vision of the future. It evokes a counterculture flair, an optimism and an empowerment to find new ways to interpret our lives and surroundings. Explore 2018’s colour trend with art images that showcase this compelling…

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New York and London fashion week will be gracing us with the quintessential style trends this September. From sensational Seventies prints to bold tonal clashes, this season’s showstoppers are anything but subtle and are designed to give the maximum impact. Clothing in its true art form is an expression of identity and this season features a wide range of styles to suit a variety of personalities. Here’s…

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Pantone’s Purple Rain

Posted by Published on August 21, 2017

In honour of the late musician Prince, the Pantone Color Institute has worked with his estate to create a new shade of purple, named after his iconic symbol   Love Symbol #2. Prince ‘The Purple One’ Rogers Nelson passed away last year, aged 57.  The musician was forever associated with the colour purple, in part due to his song, album and film, all titled Purple Rain and released in…

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Account Manager Flora Spens discusses the top trends for interiors, homeware, fashion and products coming up for Spring and Summer.   Flamingos Flamingos are gliding back into the limelight for 2017. These exotic pink birds, known for their elegant postures and beautiful bright feathers are everywhere from textiles, candles, wallpaper, to smart lampshades, cushions and striking artworks. Stunning coral coloured prints using flamingos in surface…

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Explore beautiful mountain imagery at John Mitchell Fine Paintings gallery in London Our sixteenth winter exhibition and accompanying catalogue of Alpine paintings, drawings and vintage photography from the 1850s to the present day is now open and will run until 3rd March. Peaks and Glaciers offers much topographical diversity but, as ever, opts for quality over any attempt to cover all the better known Alpine resorts…

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Pantone Colour of the year 2017: Greenery

Posted by Published on January 3, 2017

  Prepare for a fresh start with Pantone’s Colour of 2017: Greenery: 15-0343.   The 2017 colour, Greenery, is a “refreshing and revitalizing shade”, symbolic of new beginnings, fitting given the cultural and political upheavals felt throughout 2016.   “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate…

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