InVisiOSM Color Inspirations 2016
This year’s inspiring color predictions pull from the strength of global megatrends and expertise in color research to derive key influences for creative decision-makers.
These palettes were developed to enable creative minds to consider color at the earliest stages of their development process, and inspire them as they seek to incorporate emerging color direction into their designs.
Developed from the insights of design, fashion and global megatrend experts, the 2016 Color Inspirations include four key movements.
Power Play echoes the erosion of convention. A blend of bold saturated colors work together to tell the story of this new era of empowerment. Pink is reclaimed as a symbol of strength for both men and women, championed for its versatility and positive connotations.
Basic Instinct places emphasis on the constant and accelerating pace of change on our planet. As we evolve to cope with these changes, we look how life on earth manages the extremes in their environments – often with primitive elegance. Unique survival characteristics such as bioluminescence become a major inspiration, combining with unexpectedly colorful camouflage, and fluorescent pigments that feature high impact hues found under the sea.
Brain Reign embraces a palette of cerebral hues that are engaged and plugged in. Electric blue channels the energy of synaptic exchange, while vibrant orange generates feelings of optimism and encourages positive consumer behavior. Super-charged highlighter yellow is softened with transparency, and subtle notes of pale grey and nude offset and humanize this technicolor surge.
Divergent Desire deals with the paradox of connected disconnectedness through the convergence of technology and nature in unexpected and often ironic ways, which reconciles those divergent desires. Products embrace natural materials and color application while utilizing sophisticated technological innovation. Colors are expressed with multidimensional finishes that showcase polymer creativity with an elemental edge.