color trendsSherwin-Williams has announced their predictions for color trends for 2014. We love the way they describe next year’s color collage:

The state of color is always fluid, rushing forward and gathering influences from the world around us. We survey these swirling currents to capture a picture.

ReasonedGray is the new black, and math is the new sexy. We’re in a global race to acquire knowledge, especially in the hard sciences. As we embrace our inner geek, we’re also celebrating the quantifiable world’s impact on design: using geometry and 3D printing to create patterns and shapes in which shadows, negative space and tone on tone are as important as the structure itself.

Warm grays, deep rich blacks, and warm whites will showcase this style movement.

DiaphanousLight, delicate, translucent. Picture a pearl veiled by chiffon: a soft gleam behind gossamer fabric. It’s a luxurious image, but luxury isn’t what lures us to it. Instead, it’s the exquisite, spiritual balance of simplicity, delicate colors and strength tempered by softness.

 Soft warm beiges, warm whites, delicate shades of sand will bring this color trend to life in 2014.

Curiosity – Strange, unusual or wondrous. Something’s brewing on the spectrum. It’s a strange new elixir, where mad science meets fantasy, and sweet dreams overlap with feverish nightmares. Bio-design, inspired by nature at the molecular level, brings weirdly organic patterns, textures and colors into the mix, inviting us to see strange things in intriguing new ways. Oddities are now objects of fascination, even desire. The bizarre has never been more beautiful.

Look for this trend to materialize in home decor in warm jewel tones of peacock and plum complemented by rich camel shades.

Intrinsic Belonging naturally, essential. As the global melting pot slowly blends the world into one stew, there’s growing interest in preserving individual cultural traditions — before it’s too late. Native peoples are looking inward rather than outward, with a new appreciation of their own origins and crafts. Handmade lace, embroidery, batik and other ethnic dyeing techniques lend an earthy, folkloric aesthetic to this new Bohemianism.

Look for warm, bright shades inspired by ethnic handiwork to bring vibrancy to home décor in 2014.

To see in more detail Sherwin-Williams predictions for 2014, view the pdf below:

 [spiderpowa-pdf src=””]SW Color Trends 2014