InVisiOTM Color Inspiration 2019+
Our 2019+ Color Inspirations are all about Evolution – an integral influence on design that stimulates and shapes our culture.
As society evolves, trends based on deep rooted changes have greater authenticity and staying power than more ephemeral fads. This year’s collection of colors enables you to choose a palette that will resonate with emerging and longer-term societal trends:
Primitive materials such as stone, marble and minerals resonate globally, valued for their imperfect beauty, multifaceted textures, perpetuity, and strength. Palettes across unexpected product categories are inspired by these materials. Colors are tweaked and mixed into thousands of shades of taupe, mushroom, charcoal and oyster colors, all of which are common in natural stone. With the use of more tone-on-tone color palettes, texture (both visible and tactile) becomes a key component of any design.
As technology becomes more and more embedded in our lives, people want to be reminded of human touch. Artists and designers experiment with different materials to create “handmade” craft impression. This palette reflects ways in which our human need to leave a mark has evolved over time. Colors can be traced back to earliest civilizations, drawing inspiration from materials and pigments found in nature, including rich deep hues, jewel-toned blues and greens, warm terra cotta, and translucent amber.
As science and technology intrude ever more upon our lives, things are getting a bit weird. Thanks to such developments as lifelike robots, augmented reality and synthetic materials that mimic human skin, the line between human and artificial is becoming blurred, making us uncomfortable. This palette explores the premise that facsimiles appearing almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit feelings of eeriness and uncertainty. In response, a post-human aesthetic emerges, one which embraces this discomfort, playing upon it to create something original. Colors in this palette challenge the status quo with uncomfortable pairings.
Humanity honors the connection between generations and understands that the effects of our actions will materialize only after decades or even centuries. This understanding is changing our attitudes towards consumption. We celebrate the beauty of decay and do our part by recycling and upcycling. Old becomes new, becomes old again and so on. Using biodegradable and compostable resins, this palette was created with future generations in mind. Color formulations are also based on advanced bio-based masterbatches that include elemental pigments.