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Brentano's Annual Color Forecast: 2015
Jewel tones will dominate color landscape in the new year

11.10.2014

2015 Color Forecast Color Bar

"As a color leader, we want to make sure that we're bringing our clients a well-rounded palette, but also an innovative palette to draw from and to be inspired by,” says Brentano Designer Aaron Mensik of the textile house’s color forecasting process. “Colors have a lifespan, and it’s that evolution that makes the process interesting. The colors we forecast aren’t just the best sellers or the biggest attention getters; they’re driving changes we see in the market."

Brentano's sixth annual color forecast singles out three base colors (charcoal, flax and porcelain) and three accent colors (citrine, emerald and gold) that will drive the design studio's product development for 2015 and steer interior design for years to come.


Emerald

Emerald Images

As classic and useful as sapphire, yet unexpected, the intense, deep green of emerald surprises and inspires. The rich jewel tone evokes luxury and the lushness of nature in a saturated shade equally welcoming, vibrant and unique.


Citrine

Citrine Crop

Stylish citrine, elegant as gemstones and fresh as citrus, evokes a sunny warmth both enlivening and grand. The slightly saturated yellow, lighter than saffron but deeper than buttercup, makes a beautiful counterpoint to grays like charcoal and porcelain.


Flax

Flax Images

Embracing the dark inclusions in natural linen, flax takes the versatile neutral into a deeper, more practical range. Although slightly warmer than the linen Brentano first forecast for 2012, flax shares the same beautiful, rich color variation.


Porcelain

Porcelain Images

A luminous neutral, neither warm nor cool, porcelain falls between perfect white and a pale gray. While bright (but not extremely so) and clean (but not pristine), the glowingly light, like-white porcelain shade lends a livable ease to interiors.


Gold

Gold Image

The ultimate in luxury and opulence, gold carries through from Brentano's color forecast from 2014 into 2015. An enticing reddish undertone and the fun of a metallic temper the color's rich history — making this mid-tone gold a coveted accent.


Charcoal

charcoal Image

Reflecting an ongoing trend toward masculine colors, the deep gray of charcoal carries forward from Brentano's 2014 color forecast. The dramatic neutral pairs beautifully with other colors to add rich depth to traditional and contemporary spaces.






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