Colour Canvas 2012 is a collection of forecasted globally defining colors;
a never ending source of inspiration.
Color is the universal language utilized throughout the globe, used to convey emotion, drama, aesthetic purpose and tell a story. Each country has traditional color history, as well as contemporary ideals that can be shared and appreciated by the entire international marketplace.
Color does not stand alone, but must harmonize with other surrounding colors. These combinations demonstrate the use of neutral or off white mixed with forecast colors and harmonizing hues.
Minimalism creates an uncluttered and restful space using monochromatic color combinations.
The striking designs of India can be found in popular boutiques throughout the globe.
English gardens are the metaphor for sweet, carefree design.
Aztec patterns and colors, can be interpreted into modern motifs.
Morocco is famous for its craftsmanship. Modern designs and colors reflect this ancient art.
The influence of the Arts and Crafts movements on new housing is common.
Australia's culture is rich in aboriginal art. Bright earthy colors and intricate designs are indicative of this craft. The ornate colors of the past are carried over into current colors.
The Great Barrier Reef is a treasure to the Australian people. Its calming blue green waters are inspiration for spas and relaxing retreats.
Australian interiors often feature a simple, clean design, reminiscent of a retro aesthetic. Minimalism creates an uncluttered and restful space using monochromatic color combinations.
Asian design cannot exist without the color red. It is fundamental in patterns and designs found throughout this part of the world. A trend forecasted gold is a perfect partner to this red. The west coast of North America is peppered with the traditional, as well as modern Asian design using these colors.
The modern landscape of Shanghai is a perfect example of futurism, a landscape of modern structure not far from ancient artifacts. The forecasted pink can be found in many areas of the home, not just the bedroom.
Exotic patterns abound in a the Far East, with bright and bold hues that harmonize and excite. The striking designs of India can be found in popular boutiques throughout the globe.
Far East Aqua
European design includes the refreshing colors of the French provinces; as well as appearing in the Eastern provinces of Canada.
Country homes throughout Europe have a universal appeal with a comfortable and cozy charm. This relaxing style is popular in most parts of the western world. Warm beiges and grayed blues are predicted as popular combinations.
English gardens are the metaphor for sweet, carefree design. Flowers are a universal motif for patterns founds throughout the world.
Spanish design can be found worldwide. It is a commonly found throughout the United States, with its origins in Spain and carried to Mexico and South America.
Aztec patterns and colors, can be interpreted into modern motifs. They are lively renditions of ancient arts.
Deep red orange is the forecast as a rich accent set against neutral beige and a calming green. This combination is iconic in the South America color schemes.
Sao Paulo Red
Morocco is famous for its craftsmanship. Modern designs and colors reflect this ancient art. Deep rich brown is expected to remain popular and pairs beautifully with a muted yellow green.
Batik colors offer inspiration from many countries. It is a common technique from early craftsman carried into modern times. Fashionable Deep Plum is commonly found in these traditional patterns.
Nothing says Africa more than an animal print. The current trend of using this pattern is common in fashion and has moved to use in the home.
Sage of Algiers
Door to Tangier
Cape Town Plum
Technology plays an important role in North American markets. Innovative patterns and colors are the goal of American designers, merging science with art into products that are comfortable; as well as appealing.
Nothing is more archetypal to North America than the iconic cowboy in blue jeans. Denim blue is considered a neutral in the world of fashion and is the mainstay in everyone's wardrobe. This washed and worn color says comfort in men's and women's fashions; as well as in home fashions and furnishings.
The influence of the Arts and Crafts movements on new housing is common. It can be found in authentic and original craftsman homes in new developments. The elephant foot posts, deep eaves and corbels paired with a combination of stone and cedar, are familiar in all parts of North America.
Keeping With The Trends...
Our professionally trained and certified colourists constantly scour the globe sourcing the latest in styles and trends.
Under their inspiration, walls become a canvas of lively tones or serene shades. Presented in a handy pocket-size portfolio, each colour can be conveniently compared to your existing or potential choices.