CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK: COLOR TRENDS

by Marissa Considine

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Sarah and I recently spent some time in lovely London for Clerkenwell Design Week and came back with fresh inspo just in time for summer. Clerkenwell is a neighborhood in Central London known for it’s design community. The show’s is format is untraditional and uniquely showcases the Clerkenwell and it’s history by using churches, crypts, a 19th century prison and an iconic nightclub for some exhibits. Hot pink signage posts and sidewalk markers guided the way through the neighborhood.

COBALT IS SO IN RIGHT NOW

Pink has been the “it” color for a few years now and we’re starting to see it used as more of a neutral in color palettes rather than a bold statement color. The bold color that stole this show was cobalt! We were seeing cobalt and combos of cobalt and light pink everywhere: in street art installations, furniture, accessories, kitchen cabinetry, and even neighborhood store fronts.

ALSO ON THE RISE: SHADES OF GREEN

With the weather getting warmer in London for late spring (it was in the 70s and sunny for our whole trip!), there was fresh greenery everywhere and fresh shades of green in many exhibits.

The show was, of course, not without some creative time: drinking prosecco in the gardens, hand making leather goods and checking out the stand we designed for North American Innovation!