A return to the Industrial Revolution?

Australian Trend Forecast Managing Consultant, Kim Chadwick explains how Industrial Evolution allows you to journey from the established past along a path of rediscovery. "This is where we see Cemintel's Urban Grey, the raw yet soft texture, with the undertones of grey, is the ideal example of old becoming new," said Kim Chadwick."

Gyprock (CSR Cemintel)

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Colour Trends Uncovered

"A return to cream and duck egg blue, as well as inspiration drawn from industrial sources, are among the latest trends identified by Colourways (Australian Trend Forecast) that are expected to influence demand for window coverings."

Window Furnishings Australia Magazine, March 2014

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Resene Colourways Forecast Colours

"The Colourways colour forecasts feature a range of Resene colours for you to choose from. View the colour palettes below. All colours may be ordered as drawdowns - standard Resene colours via this website and non standard Resene colours via your local Resene owned ColorShop. Most colours are also available in handy Resene testpots."


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Forecast 2014: The Latest Home Colour Trends

The simple honesty of hewn wood. The strength and endurance of homespun wool and the lip coating kiss of buttermilk. Like the land, the objects we touch and tend to are true, raw and unembellished. Rough and textured, a path is carved and our roots sink deep into this earth. This is a story of bare truth.

The New Daily, December 2013

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Colourways Trend Forecast: Australian Design Review

"Trends identified by Colourways for the coming years are encapsulated in the four groups that are: Pioneering spirit; Industrial evolution; Sunday Matinee and Byzantine Princess. Each group represents the future directions in colour and texture that equips the architecture and design community to not just keep ahead of the trends but make them."

Australian Design Review. November 2013.

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Colour Design & Textiles

"Through a considered approach to colour and texture, deeply personal spaces are brought to life. These trends in textiles chart the emotional intellectual and even spiritual shifts in direction that impact upon our culture, and thus our lifestyles."

The Melbourne Review. November 2013.

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Colourways announces its Trend Forecast for 2013/14/15

As Australasia’s leading trend forecast group, Colourways shapes what materials, colours and finishes you see in the design market, which is a pretty big deal if you ask me. Today’s feature will show you two trends they’ve identified for 2013/14/15, which will have a big impact on the homewares and interior design styles you see being released in the coming years.

The Life Creative. November 2013.

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Laneway housing model wins 9 Dots Award

Melonie Bayl-Smith of Bijl Architects Sydney, who was on the judging panel together with Malcolm Carver of Scott Carver Architects, Kim Chadwick of Australian Trend Forecast and David Neustein of Other Architects, adds: “The success of the broad-minded urban considerations in the 10×10 Laneway House design proposal is founded in its material language and keen sense of scale." 

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Domain: Colour Us Conservative

Kim Chadwick, Melbourne-based principal of Australian Trend Forecast, a Design Institute of Australia colour forecasting service identifying Australian trends, agrees Melbourne is conservative about colour, particularly when compared with Queensland and Western Australia but not as conservative as Sydney.

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