Colour Hive

Colour Hive is a creative agency recognized internationally for its accurate colour and trend forecasting for the design industry. Their expertise gives partners insight into upcoming trends in colour, material and design to help strengthen brands and inspire product development. Colour Hive is also the publisher of MIX Magazine; a quarterly journal providing colour and trend forecasts for the global market two years ahead of the season.

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Caroma and Colour Hive's Collaboration

We are passionate about how surface and materials work in partnership with colour to create new design outcomes

Caroma and Colour Hive's Collaboration

Caroma has teamed up with London based trend forecasting agency Colour Hive to create the ‘Wild’ bathroom capsule.

Inspired by a key Colour Hive trend forecast for 2019/20 ‘Wild’ examines the conflicted view of protection v’s regeneration. Could rewilding, returning cultivate land back in to wilderness, hold the key to current ecological challenges?

The Caroma and Colour Hive collaboration looks at the region in sourcing materials, products and prints indigenous to Australia. This is a celebration of the natural environment, and an exploration of the contrast between the man-made structures and the regrowth of nature as we re-green our spaces. Earthen terracotta and natural woods combine with lush foliage from the perfect complementary backdrop to products from the Caroma Caesia collection.

The colour palette reflects this story’s inspiration with a raft of natural, earthy colours; Clay, Terracotta and Peat, along with the shades of vegetation, Forest green and Moss. These two groups are linked by a single pale Mallow acting as a bridge between the contrasting earth and foliage tones. A slightly greyed off tint to the Forest Green and Clay also brings a subtle urban edge to the palette.

Paying homage to nature, surfaces evoke a raw and untamed beauty with pressed fibers and vegetation, natural wool, clay and oxidized metals. There is also a sustainable edge here, working to celebrate and protect the natural world.