CMG’s World Palette , comprising forecasts from Europe, Asia, and Latin America will be released at the upcoming 2013 International Summit, November 8th to 10th at The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California. The Global Forecast will also include the North American Forecast, comprising many of the colors forecast at CMG’s 2013 ChromaZone Color Forecasting events.
Here’s a preview of what’s in store …
It seems the cheerful chromatic palette we experienced last year is pleasantly shifting in a more sophisticated, mature direction. The upturned optimistic outlook of a growing economy is slowly stabilizing and creeping conservatively positive as opposed to a more robust growth spurt. Early indicators are revealing a trend down in chromaticity by softening our color entrees more in a pastelle direction.
Cheerful, overtly optimistic colors are going to be taking a breather in coming years. As the economy slowly stabilizes and returns to growth, color appears to be settling as well. “Local” will still be vitally important influence from handcrafts to garden; inspiring meals, gifts and urban planning.
It’s an exciting time and though we will still crisp colors and strong chroma, the money is on colors that have been pulled back a bit. We don’t want to give up our colors, we’re just going to let them settle down.