I’ve been researching trends for 2020 in graphic design, interior design, fashion, stationery and any other industry I could find.
Here are a few things I found:
Polka Dots • Butter Yellow • Classic Blue • 3D realism • Monochrome Color • Line Art • Illustration and Photo Collage • Shiny Metallics • Earthy Colors • Vintage Style • Patterns and Textures – Yayy! • 80’s Fashion – Large earrings, heavy chains and can you believe shoulder pads and chain belts! Ugh (do we really want to do this again) • Color Blocking • I didn’t read this anywhere, but I notice a lot of black in home decor-maybe its because we need something to contrast all the gray • Farm Life • Tribal • Pets • Bees • Florals of all types • Lemons & Citrus • Hand Lettering • Fantasy Unicorns & Mermaids • Celestial • Vintage Floral • Teal and of course Classic Blue.
If you’d like to see more about Interior Design Trends this is a great article on Forbes.com.
In case you missed it, Pantone released it’s color of the year for 2020. Here is the Pantone Textile Cotton Code converted to Pantone Coated Colors, Pantone Uncoated Color, CMYK and RGB classic blue. These are the closest matches I could find in the coated colors, as you can see the conversion is not perfect.
You can download the Adobe .ase file free. I love this color. I think its very versatile and would be great to use for home decor items as well as any type of graphic design project, brochures, packaging etc.
Pantone talks about why and how they came up with the Plus Series. It’s all about color.
Designers were asking for more options in the Pantone Library. If you’ve ever tried to match a screen color in print, you know how difficult and most times impossible it is. This doesn’t solve those problems, but it does give you more options to choose from when picking/matching colors and may enable you to get a little bit closer to the screen version of a color. Did you know colors are infinite? We can never have enough color!
Did you know that a certain shade of pink causes a short term decrease in aggression? Pink is the most calming of all colors — many jail cells are pink, studies show that the color pink drains energy. Think of pink as the color of romance, love, and gentle feelings, to be in the pink is to be soothed.