Posts tagged with "Millennial pink"

Why Zoomer green is the new Millennial pink

January 12, 2022

It doesn’t take a genius to see why green feels aspirational at the precise moment in history when we humans finally seem to be twigging that a green future is the only future that is going to exist. Green is good. Green is the zeitgeist. So, what to wear? Green—but make it fashion, reports The Guardian.

The expression “but make it fashion” means to add a splash of showbiz, but also a hit of sharpness. A dash of syrup, plus a squeeze of lime. If the taste is too vanilla, that’s not fashion. Which is how we have ended up with a color-of-the-moment that symbolizes nature, but actually looks a bit synthetic. The green that is everywhere right now is a flat, saturated, straightforward green. It is not the color of moss, or of olives, or of sea foam.

It is not a color that sparkles from a cocktail ring or from a slice in a highball glass. It speaks of crayons and grass lawns and lunchbox apples. It is green at its most blunt.

And in fashion, this green already has a name:. This is Bottega greensome call it Zoomer green to reference the generation who wear it. It’s the green that is everywhere, that lurid shade somewhere between a shamrock and a matcha latte, has for the past year been effectively owned by the Italian fashion label Bottega Veneta. When Bottega staged a show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the stage was bathed in this green. Bottega has made the color a signature, just as Hermès has with orange, and Tiffany with duck-egg blue.

How did this green replace blush pink, which was the chic color a year or two ago? Green snuck in as an accessory first. Because you know what works great with blush pink? Green.

According to The Guardian, at a moment when sustainability is front and center of every fashion conversation, it is only logical that the hottest dresses would be green.

And there is another way of reading this color—one that decodes it not via a Pantone chart, but from the highway code. This is traffic light green, you see. A universal symbol, understood across ages and languages. It means that it is safe to proceed. After living life on pause for so long, the allure of a color that gives us permission to pick up where we left off is strong.

We want to wear green not because it makes us feel pretty or chic or elegant, but because it makes us feel safe.

A green light for a safe future? A handbag doesn’t get much more aspirational than that.

Research contact: @guardian

Color to make a comeback in interior design this year

January 18, 2018

Decorators are turning away from minimalist styles and washed-out, mostly white interiors, based on findings of a Designer Trend Survey released on January 17 by 1stdibs, an upscale home furnishings marketplace

Research firm Surveys & Forecasts sampled the opinions of 40,000 top designers worldwide who are part of the 1stdibs Trade Program—asking what trends would surface in 2018.

When asked about trends in color, materials and finishes, purchasing patterns (pre-owned versus new), furniture styles, patterns and motifs from the past year, the surveyed designers had the following to say:

  • A return to color: 26% of designers indicated that more color, warmer tones and brighter shades are on tap for 2018, as gray begins to show its age and fade along with 2017. Jewel tones top the list, with designers predicting shades of teal, eggplant and emerald-green as prime choices for 2018.
  • Contemporary projects dominate: Decorators preferred contemporary projects for 2018 (65%), with vintage coming in second (35%). Modern dominated four of the top five styles designers report planning to use in 2018. Art Deco was also a popular choice, coming in at the fifth spot.
  • Velvet and stone on the rise: Brushed metals (for example, bronze and copper) appear to be waning in popularity this year, while velvet (12%) and stone (11%) will rise.
  • Geometric patterns and floralsGeometric patterns (mentioned by 24%) and nature motifs, such as florals (32%), are expected to remain strong this year.
  • Boutique furniture artisans favored: Although many were mentioned, no one furniture designer dominated. Interior designers seek individuality in pieces they source, with 46% reporting that they will buy more from artisans craftsmen in 2018.

Looking back, interior designers identified once-dominant trends that are on the way out. The once-loved “Millennial Pink” has dropped in popularity, with only 14% of designers planning to integrate it into their color schemes this year, compared to 23% in 2017. Also on the way out: brass, nickel and other metals, such as chrome.

Research contact: @1stdibs