On the Horizon: A Bright and Shiny New Year!
Metallics were mentioned in three different collections of Pantone’s spring 2012 color forecast. According to the trend-casting site, the shine of metallics in design offers a symbol of luxury, a hint of glamour.
But, the site goes on to say, next season they take on a significantly different tone when used in combination with textures that are shaded and washed out.
Designer Daniela Ferdico-Faget of Bella Signature Design in Seattle demonstrated the forecast when she created this mock tabletop. A literal translation of the sentiment that the bride is the center of attention, Faget created a look that began with the bride’s silver-and-gold-toned dress and ended in a cascade of handmade flowers in metallic shades of silver, grey and gold. Paired with roses of a vintage shade against gold linen, the look, just like a bride, positively glowed.
“Metallics create their own rich luminosity,” she says. “Placing that shimmer next to something worn and friendly such as the roses in an old-fashioned color palette creates a sophisticated relationship.” Who knew so much could go on in a centerpiece? It gives new meaning to the term “smart design.”