Color Trends for 2020: "Without Colors, there is nothing"
Inspirations’ Blog attended IMM Cologne 2019, and found out the color trends for 2020!
IMM Cologne 2019 is happening and there are so many news! Dr. Karl Johan Bertilsson, the Creative Director of the NCS Color Academy, is considered one of the leading experts of color in the world today, from design production, sales and marketing. At the German Fair, he presented the color trends for 2020, and we are going to tell you everything about it! And, yes, you read it well! For 2020+!
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“To understand what is coming, we need to understand where we are”, Dr Bertilsson
Dr Karl, a color specialist, believes that we need to analyze the past, and, specially, the present to predict what is coming. The NCS Color Trend Talk during IMM Cologne 2019, explored the Interior Color Trendsfor the upcoming years. It is the opportunity to understand which factors are driving the color directions for 2020+.
The first trend, evolving electricism, is about choosing neutral colors, however adding always a bright color. Orange, medium pink and pale blue will be the top chosen ones.
Like said before, colors gives us another vibe. For example, a colorful place attracts more people, and usually, they feel safer rather then in a neutral color room. The interesting thing is that people are more motivated when seeing bright colors, but when taking decisions, for example, the colors to use on their home décor, they usually go for neutral colors. Dr. Karl motivated everyone to not be afraid of using colors.
2020+ marks the beggining to a new concious world. Design is seen as a tool to solve the major issues of the planet, and the second trend presented reflects the way we take our decisions that affect directly the environment. Global warmth has changed the temperature worldwide, so we can expect some pale and cold colors, such as soft grey, white and natural materials, such as marble, wood and recycled materials, to remind us that we need to think twice about what is happening.
White will be a big choice when it comes to home décor. The mixture of different textures, and materials, however keeping the minimalistic style.
Trend number three is about feminism, is about women fighting for equal rights. That is why we see, more and more, a equality of colors, shapes and home décor, whether is for a woman or a man. On this color palette, we would like to highlight the greenish yellow that is going to invade the place!
There is not needed a lot of bright colors, but the right amount of it!
And, last but not least, people are understanding that technology is taking over, and want to feel disconnected, that is why Nordic Designand minimalistic styleare ones of the top chosen styles. The lack of stress, the connection with the environment, aesthetics holding hands with functionality. Here, we can expect not bright colors, but the medium colors that transmit us calm. Materials, we can say that they can go since wood, brass, etc.