Impact Colors has released its color trends report for 2016 and beyond. The seventh annual Color Trends 2016+ highlights four distinct trends: Artland, Enchanted, Cosmos and Rendezvous.
The Color Trend 2016+ program consists of a 20-minute video presentation of ideas, concepts, and images followed by an intimate offering of 20 color proposals harmonized with each Color Trends theme.
The trend forecast was exclusively developed by the highly recognized market development expert Sunny Maffeo of Sunny Maffeo Partner, LLC. Maffeo specializes in color trend forecasting and special effects in the beauty, personal care, packaging, paper and coatings industries. Her long-range and global approach to color trends makes her truly innovative in global markets and multiple product categories.
“We are very enthusiastic about sharing our vision of future trends with our clients,” said Doug Thornley, CEO of Impact Colors. “We have formulated an adventurous palette of 20 astonishing pigments and effects to compliment the trends that will capture the industry in 2016 and beyond. These products create a global expression of color and texture that will add excitement and exotic flair to our clients’ personal care formulations.”
Each of the four fables encapsulates lifestyle and design influences from across and beyond this world. Artland is inspired by the creative energy in urban environments where musicians, fashion designers, and artists express themselves in powerful ways. The color palette consists of soft nudes and blushes on the lips and cheeks juxtaposed with pops of bold contemporary chroma for eyes and nails. The Street Art look, with cheeky packaging in the form of a spray can, features umber lips, and colorfully graphic eyes. “Artland is the perfect trend for chromaholics who crave the energy of color,” said Maffeo. Brushed brows are emphasized. Lashes bring focus to eyes. In Artland, rogue is vogue. Face is canvas. Black, white, and strong colors appear with the confidence of quick bold strokes on a fresh sketch pad. The mood is ink and the packaging is inspired by the shelves at the art store.
With Enchanted, Impact Colors journeys to a magical meadow for looks that recreate the foliage and creatures of the forest. Fairies inspire a pink pixie look while in another interpretation, the greens and browns of the trees embolden the eyes. Peacock plumage coats the nails, and lips are nectar-stained. Silver and blue, also popular in this midnight palette, combine to produce a mysterious look—a new trend that promises adventure and enchantment.
Cosmos is just as it sounds—a theme that features effects of deep space, cosmic gases, and starlight with sparkly, futuristic greys and fierce carbon black. The trend is about displaying superhuman perfection with holographic eyes, shimmering lips, and sleek prismatic packaging that is out of this world. Much like the universe, the possibilities of this trend are infinite. Moon rocks and space punk add intensity. Eyes, lips, nails and lids—sleek and sensual, are dusted with carbon, a statement to minimalism.
The Rendezvous theme reflects the glitz and glamour of high society. Champagne and luxury town cars inspire gilded eyes. High-shine lacquer nails complete with jewel box packaging. “The look is all about status,” Maffeo said. “High profile reds combined with the extra special effect of shimmering gold makes the look pop and set a trend.” No palette is ever complete without an interpretation of those reds. They appear in Rendezvous as lux, high society classics that are Park Avenue perfect for eyes, lips, and nails that light up the room.