2012 Predictions: Enlightenment
By LuAnne Silvia, ASID
Trend Identified: Preservation= responsible action; the fourth and final trend identified in the 2012 Color Pulse is Enlightenment.
As Defined by Color Pulse: Discovering a revelation, rebirth, wide perspective. Freedom of thought. The overall big picture.
What I Find Exciting: Understanding our place in the universe and learning and contributing to the world, and the exponential changes that result from challenging yourself and others.
Design Highlights: Egg shape appearing in furnishings, textiles, lighting; birds of flight symbolize expression, balance and freedom of thought; light= both the literal and figurative meaning
Colors: Bold energy, air, luminous, high contrast; matte, gloss, mirrored, combinations; grayed purple, atmospheric blue, soft yellow, fuschia, cobalt
Of Interest from the Presentation: Santiago Calatrava's work in Valencia Spain and the lighting designs by Ango