I was reading a blog this morning and in the post was an interview from a published Designer. You’ve read these interviews before, “how did you get started”, “what’s your signature look?” but the question that I love to hear of course is “what is your favorite color or what color trend you think is popular now?” I always love to hear what other Designers think is the up coming color but more importantly, I like to hear WHY.
“Oh I love blue and green!” – you do? Why?
… or “I like bright colors” Why?
When you ask Designers about what they think will be the up and coming next, most wonderful color palette in the world, you just can’t say “Oh Navy is going to be it!” or “Keep and eye out for yellow!” without a statement saying why. To me, this means that you’re just following everyone else’s
guesses, color predictions. Either you have a strong statement of why YOU think these color will be showing or your should really not say anything at all.
I’ve been quoted in several publications of Paint & Decorating Retailer and Enlightenment Magazine these very same questions but I provided a reason why I think certain colors will be showing. However, and this brings me back to the title of this post, if you ask 10 Designers you’ll get 10 different answers. So who do you believe?
This my friends will probably always remain a mystery. Even Color Marketing Group is off on MANY of there color predictions. So in conclusion, I love reading the color interviews but really don’t like to hear what the Designers favorite colors are – who cares! When I’m asked what my favorite colors are, I respond with a very small list of colors that I don’t like. How can you be a Color Expert and only love just a few colors? I love them all – except black, brown and navy blue 🙂