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Jewel Tones - Trend Report

Trend Report

By the looks of it, it's going to be a gem of a year in modern design. From runways, to science labs, brilliant, jewel-toned hues are all the rage. And these shimmering shades go well beyond the confines of emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red. Designers of modern furniture, lighting, architecture and contemporary interiors are taking their cues from a whole range of polished stones, bypassing neutral shades for the deepest & most dazzling colors of all.

YInMn blue pigment

YInMn blue was the result of a serendipitous mingling of chemicals, which miraculously resulted in a new, uncommonly vivid shade of blue.

New York Fashion Week jewel tone trends

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week

"When it comes to top colors used, the jewel tones were in, alongside the gold. From sapphires at Oscar de la Renta to rubies and amethysts at Naeem Khan, an array of shimmering colors at Delpozo or golden roses blooming at Marchesa, this fall 2017 fashion trend is one we can easily grow to love. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend."

— Via

FontanaArte Blom Table Lamp in colorway Green Forest

Blom's petal shaped blades can be adjusted, rotating on the base to tailor the glare to personal requirements. With the petals aligned, the lamp emits maximum light.  

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Pantone Color Swatch Lapis Blue

Pantone 2017 Color Report: Lapis Blue

"...strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance."

— Via Pantone

Red House contemporary house by Crosson Architects

Red House by Crosson Architects, Auckland, New Zealand

"The striking red colour was chosen as a contrast to the green of the New Zealand bush and adds an element of life and the slightly unexpected within this context. Cheap corrugated iron cladding is articulated with the placement of vertical and horizontal sheets in random patterns breaking up the scale of the building."  

Via Crosson Architects

Edwardian Home Interior by Mim Design , Melbourne Australia

An historic Edwardian house in Melbourne was transformed by Mim Design into a contemporary home with a neutral color palette, and mindfully edited jewel toned accents—like the classic Utrecht Chair by Gerrit Rietveld, swathed in rich emerald green.

— Via Yellowtrace

Sotheby's Emeral Earrings, March 2017 auction

Emerald Earrings, Early 20th Century, to be auctioned on March 22, 2017. — Via Sotheby's London

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M odern sofa, lounge chair, modern dining chair, and ottoman comprise the Tom Dixon Wingback suite, which redefines a British classic design for the contemporary interior. Sculpturally formed, and luxuriously upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics, the Wingback modern furniture collection is further enhanced by an inspired selection of colorways—including deep purple and electric blue.