Michael Skaff, head of floral design for FTD and member of the Color Marketing Group, the international association for color design professionals, has the forecast for the hottest colors for 2013.
Here are some of the colors:
- In the red category: “Going Gaga” is a nod to pink. It has cosmetic influences, but is not a prissy pink and works well with mid-tone neutrals. This is a pink for grown-ups, great for men’s shirting and ties, home interiors and high-tech applications.
- In the yellow category: “Wax Bean” is a light, invigorating yellow with a slightly green cast. It has a translucent quality and is a “chameleon color,” which makes it a great color to pair with cool colors.
- In the green category: “Midsummer Night’s Green” comes from the forest. An authentic and herbaceous green, it’s a shade reminiscent of summer camp and forest rangers, and is nature’s neutral.
Michael has used color to create dramatic floral designs for the White House, multiple presidential inaugurations and the Academy Awards, among other prominent events. Michael is available to discuss these color trends and how they will be interpreted in products we experience every day.