Be One is our closing trend for 2019/20, where we acknowledge that as human beings we are more alike than we are different. Our idiosyncrasies highlight the beauty of difference to make a wholesome world.
Emotional insight is key to the mood, as we focus on developing a softer side to technology, creating a sense of harmony through design.
Humanity is reflected in this warm and sincere color palette, with tactility taking center stage through various qualities and finishes that help us to stop and engage.
Be One is dedicated to bringing comfort, featuring designs that instill wellbeing by carefully balancing color and texture.
A refined minimalism defines the mood here, with various tonal effects such as dusky pink into hazy purple (3, 7 & 5) or golden yellow moving towards rusty red (1, 10, 2 & 4), offering subtle transitions of color to maintain a calm aesthetic. Unifying these combinations are the warm neutrals (5 & 10) that are confident yet understated mid tones; they complement both pale (9) and dark shades (2, 4 & 9) and anchor the overall palette. Neutrals are vital to any scheme looking to create quietude, aiming to inspire a more holistic feel.
This selection can be divided in two, the yellow-based hues (1, 2, 6, 8 & 10) and the red-based (3, 4, 5, 7 & 9), but it is the wonderful layers and blends within the fabrics that create a unity between the groups, with flecks of accent tones adding another dimension (1 & 9) to the palette. The variety of finishes plays a key part in this tactile trend, with visible woven structures (2 & 6) creating distinct patterns to sit alongside piece-dyed effects (1 & 9); with a more subtle color mix the latter create the ultimate balance against more intricate designs.
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