Bring on the Blue
Key Colour Trend for Spring Summer 2017
Not quite out-of-the-blue – we saw this trend emerging last season; now the fashion and interiors markets have confirmed: Blue is officially IN!
Colour psychologists will tell you that blue is a calming colour; tranquil and soothing, which is why both commercial and residential designers can embrace it all year round and in a variety of spaces.
The Blue shades coming through for 2017 are a varied batch, from rich royal Blues that are elegant and bold; adding a slice of sleek into any wardrobe, room, display or design. On the other side of our colour palette we see vibrant aqua-pastels that illustrate pure relaxation. Think sensual Blue skies and clear Blue waters, these colours open up your senses to bliss… even if it is still raining outside.
We selected our favourite shades of Blue from the Perspex® acrylic ranges:
Heleen van Gent, Creative Director at Dulux® Global Aesthetics Centre commented on their Colour of the Year 2017: “Our review of international architecture, fashion and design trends revealed that blue is the colour of the moment. To make it relevant for your home, the team chose a blue that works as well in a kitchen as it does in a bedroom”.
Denim Drift is their “must-have” colour for this year, a more neutral bluey-grey, named after the most popular clothing textile that has the biggest and most prized reputation for being ‘washed-out’. This shade, like others, falls within our featured colour palettes above where simple muted hues balance well with other softer shades and can provide a backdrop for statement pieces to take the lead.