Dunn-Edwards 2014 Color Trends Forecast

Natural tones, vintage colors, and global influences comprise four color palettes in the Simply Enlightenment 2014 report.

EN-ergy Deciphered: Inspired by the need to seek order from chaos, this palette is anchored in nature, inspired by warm stone coloring, mineral elements, and post-industrial neutrals with a worn look.

EN-joy the Memories: Reflecting on the pre-tech 1960s and 1970s, Dunn-Edwards calls this a "feel-good" palette with a playful take on color and lifestyle. Colors are inspired by Polaroid pictures, offering a vintage, light-filtered look.

En-chanting Utopia: With an abundance of intense color, this collection is inspired by global backdrops, including Sochi, Russia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Russian colors call to mind oily hues and textiles saturated and over-dyed with aged gold accents. Brazilian palettes are influenced by plumage and exotic prints, as well as sparkle and shine.

En-deavor the Cosmic Connection: In a hectic world, this palette of colors from the sea and sky offer a respite. Blues play a key role, and are inspired by natural elements, as well as watercolor surfaces and whitened blues representing wind, air, and clouds.

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