Colour trend 2014: Fifty shades of grey.

Do you remember the outmoded pseudo-literary case “Fifty shades of grey”? But grey is still all the rage, as we saw at Maison & Objet in Paris and at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Apart from the charm of grey hair infecting even the celebrities, the autumn-winter fashion shows a revival of grey in all its shades, almost dark grey/black to the pale and coloured ones with a touch of chrome.- explains the colour consultant Lia Luzzatto– All dull shades of grey are trendy (the metallic sheen is offbeat), especially the so-called ‘greige’ , a warm shade of grey”. Both in fashion and furniture grey matches all colours very well.
“An average grey made of black and white only, is a non affective colour, expressing composure and control: after all, it was the symbol colour of the yuppie culture in the eighties. With the mettallic sheen, it typifies the technological perfetion. While, in furnishing and interior design, a harmony of coloured shades of grey convey elegance, silence and comfort. Yet, I think that only the Salone will tell us if that will be a real trend in the design field”said Lia Luzzatto.
1,2 Images from ColourFutures2014 by Akzo Nobel (palette Margin of Proof).


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