Color forecast - Communal Ties
Tina Benitez-Eves -- Casual Living, September 9, 2010
Benjamin Moore's palette titled Tribe reflects a sense of unity and community where the mindset of ‘me' morphs into ‘we.' "The human body becomes a design element, highlighting the importance of caring for others," the Color Pulse states.
Bright splashes of pink mingle with tropical green on the tie dye caftan, scarf and handbag from Blumarine
An electrically colored patchwork of patternon- pattern blends nuances from many cultures into one garment from Escada.
"Respect for animals is reflected by the need to preserve and protect. Ritual symbols and primitive design are translations of tribal ways, as we rebuild cultures and respect nature's precious creatures. Global ethnic influences become localized."
In Tribe, bronze "warms the cultural landscape to commune with the vibrancy of layered and rich hues," the Color Pulse states. "African, Eurasian and Latino borrow nuances from many cultures to commune in a harmonic color space."
"Color represents community as the great unifier and hopeful sign of renewal," states Benjamin Moore's 2011 Color Pulse. "Thanks to technology and advancements in communications, we are a much more tight-knit world of ethnic, social and cultural beings. What once might have seemed exotic and foreign is easily familiar. The scale is not tipping in favor of one hemisphere over another; it is finding balance in our acceptance and respect for one another, the animal and plant life around us and our overall environment."
Tribe's color palette includes Galaxy, Flame, Sierra Spruce, Rosy Blush, Bronze Metallic, Juniper, Dark Burgundy, Sun Valley, Butterscotch and Brazilian Blue. In terms of texture and pattern, handwork, patchwork, pattern-on-pattern, animal prints, maps and African textures and prints are trend-right.
Multi-ethnic looks continue, because people now can really see how products and clothing look in other parts of the world, enabling those looks to become part of Western society, said Eiseman.
Featuring the Monterey Sling Lounge Chair, the Monterey Sling Collection from Crimson Casual is an elegant combination of extruded and solid cast aluminum. This collection provides unparalleled seating comfort. All Crimson Casual products are 100% American made. Showroom 8- 9062.
Elegant and charming, this wooden hammock and universal stand combo from Vivere Ltd. will encourage hours of rest and relaxation. The hammock stand is constructed of heavy-duty layered wood and assembles in minutes with the tools provided. The foot brackets and hardware are powder-coated..
Pantone's Fragments palette represents a compilation of varying cultures from all over the globe. "Fragments picks up pieces of diverse places and weaves them into an integrated whole," Eiseman said.
"Carpets, found fabrics, ornamental beads and even discarded bottle caps destined for the landfill are cleverly joined together to form an eclectically colored patchwork of Amberglow, Grenadine, Strawberry Pink, Baked Clay, Dark Citron, Concord Grape, Cadmium Green and Bright Gold."
The Trend Curve's Tribal Wisdom palette explores the continuation of the global trend, resulting in Mayan, Incan and Hopi tribal influences. The art and architecture of ancient cultures comes into play as geometric florals, ikats, trapezoids and primitive portrayals of the sun arise. Shades in Tribal Wisdom embrace brown, coral, caramelized gold, lush green and red-cast purple.