Should I paint the facade a nice lemon colour – or maybe a sunny yellow after all? And how about a subtle shade of beige for the living room and a light-blue bathroom? If you’re planning to redesign your walls, you actually want to know what the result will look like beforehand. With the RAL iColours App for iPhones and iPads, you can. Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can recolour your photos in any RAL shade you like in the blink of an eye.
NCS Colour once again teams up with international colour trend expert Global Color Research, creator of Mix Publications, to compile NCS Insight – showcasing 30 of the, in their opinion, most important colours for 2012. The following text explains the colour trend forecast of NCS Colour and Global Color Research:
Ceramiche Refin presents Cromie. The new collection grew out of an innovative ‘colour project’ that is intended to ensure the reliable reproducibility of certain tile shades years even years down the line.
Global Color Research is a creative colour consultancy recognised internationally for its accurate trend forecasting. Since 1999, Global Color Research has achieved an excellent market position, proving its ability to create reliable colour choices for future trends.
NCS Colour AB is the Swedish-based company at the forefront of modern colour research with a global base of clients, outlets and services. The company drives a range of services and solutions based around its NCS – Natural Colour System, the world’s most widely used colour system. With no restrictions in terms of language or usage, NCS is the only colour system which can truly be considered an international, cross-industry, universal colour language.
Kaldewei is extending the “Coordinated Colours” collection it launched at the beginning of the year with five new nature-inspired shades. The “Indian Summer Colours” are intended to exude warmth and trigger associations with a natural setting.
Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien are designing the premiere of the imm cologne’s new series “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”, the sponsors of which include colour specialists RAL. During the presentation of the concept and the initial designs for their installation at the London press conference on 22.09., the Anglo-Indian designer couple emphasised the important role played by the sensuous materiality and colourfulness of their wall elements. RAL’s new plastic sample chips proved ideal for creating interesting effects that reflect the couple’s ideas about transparency and colour. more…
There’s more to colours than just red, green and blue. The human eye, for instance, can distinguish between approximately 10 million different hues. It would certainly be impossible to give them all a name: we have enough problems making ourselves understood when it comes to simple shades. At the end of the day, everybody defines descriptions such as light yellow or bright orange in a slightly different way.
The fact that colours convey emotional messages and embody certain characteristics is nothing new. Green symbolises hope, for instance, yellow stands for envy, and love is red. But what about colours in relation to adjectives, with regard to words that are normally used to attribute things with a certain characteristic? more…