4 Color Trends From imm cologne
Last month, the Formica Group design team spent a few days at imm cologne, the international furnishing show, and its special feature, LivingKitchen®. LivingKitchen showcased what’s new in kitchen design. Over the next few weeks, Share the Love will give an overview of trends we observed, starting with color.
Monochromatic isn’t a new concept, though designers made it fresh this year by pairing it with the still-popular Color Blocking trend. Yes, two great trends from 2012 imm cologne combined into a 2013 megatrend.
Monochromatic Color Blocking uses the soft shade of the same hue to add visual interest, as seen below.
Other monochromatic-schemed kitchens used the same colors in different materials, such as wood and glass as seen below …
… or the same metallic finish on all surfaces …
… or the same color base for different materials.
Wood + White continued to be a favorite look among kitchen designers.
Another continuing trend was Color Pop!. Like last year, most Color Pop! was seen as hints of color used with an allover neutral color scheme, as seen with the sink below …
… but there was the occasional full Color Pop! kitchen.
This color play reminds us a bit of our new 1913 Red Ellipse pattern … an ideal Color Pop! against white.
Gray was everywhere across all materials, including wood, stone, ceramic, glass and laminate.
Did you attend imm cologne this year? What color trends caught your eye?