Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fashion & Architecture

Retro Color & Design Trends
By, Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Historically trends in clothing fashion, architecture, home décor, transpiration and even music occur simultaneously. Wars, elections and the economy affect colors and trends.
For example, roughly between two world wars (1920-1939) we were seeking stream-lined elegance; we were enthralled with transportation and movement. From this the Art Deco period emerged. Designs and motifs of this era mimicked, stream lined ships and planes. This period affected architecture, furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, graphic design and the entire fine and applied arts.

The post war of the 1950s propelled conformist ideals, for a better life in suburbia. We were content living in our little cookie-cutter pink houses with white picket fences and having role model families like Ozzie and Harriet, and the Cleavers. There was a chicken in every pot and fresh baked cookies for dessert. Life was simple; everything finished on a positive note. History continues to repeat itself. Although the 1950s was much a façade, we still hold the nostalgic ideals of a happier time in our countries’ history. For this reason there is a huge retro 1950s. When trends repeat themselves, they come back with a new spin. Just look at the “new” movies, tv shows, clothing, cars, clothing, home décor and colors; they are retro-1950s and retro-1970s.

The nostalgia trend continues to gain in popularity. We are gravitating to optimistic, feel-good colors and familiar designs that lift our spirits. Colors that represent escapism, nostalgia and fantasy are crucial to our wellbeing. Gone are the days of the highly polished glitz and glam. We now prefer down-to-earth authentic colors and textures that mimic nature and our past.

By in large, we are adding splashes of accent colors on less expensive décor items such as paint and accessories. For long-term investment items such as furniture and cabinetry we are opting for neutral colors, which are versatile and have staying power.

COLOR TURNERS turns the art of color into profit
We help businesses and manufacturers make the best decisions where color choices are critical, by providing accurate and tangible ways to significantly reduce their business and manufacturing risks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Denise Turner’s August, 2011 Seminar Schedule

NADFD 2011 Conference- Contract Fabric Network

Location: The Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Day: August 4, 2011
Time: 9:45 am

2012 Color & Design Trend Forecast

COLOR is the primary reason for purchase more than 60% of the time. Colors turn every six months to a year; based on world events, such as wars, elections and even the economy? If you are business owner unaware of these turns, it can adversely affect your bottom line. This seminar will provide accurate, tangible insight on future color and design trends to help turn your memos into money.

• Receive insight into consumer’s spending habits and how they affect manufacturing practices, sales and marketing.
• Review the fundamentals of Color Theory & Color Physiology and use them to gain insight into your customer’s color preference.
• Learn how Color Forecasters track colors and trends; see how they turn their knowledge into sellable goods.
• See examples of the 2012 contract color trends and learn what’s driving them.

Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG is an award winning international colorist, Certified Interior, color and design trend forecaster, speaker, author and president of the Color Turners.
COLOR TURNERS turns the art of color into profit

As a high-energy, result-oriented speaker, Denise is passionate about inspiring her audience, so that they quickly grasp the importance of color and how it affects their businesses’ bottom line. As a media spokesperson and seminar leader, Turner speaks on behalf of ASID National, CMG Expert Speaker’s Bureau and is the Contributing Color & Design Trend Editor for idS Magazine, Malaysia.

Turner is a California Paint’s Color Challenge winner. Her redesign of an ADA-compliant master bath won the HGTV Designer’s Challenge. She is an ASID professional member, former ASID chapter president, Certified Interior Designer, CMG Chair Holder and UCLA graduate.