HBL Analysis: Ombré

Friday, 18 November 2011

Chevron wallpaper as seen at Design Shuffle
Designers across the creative industries are using the fade-out colour technique ombré in their work this season. WGSN-homebuildlife's latest colour analysis report explores the use of this decorative effect in architecture, homeware and fabrics.

Mugs by Antiquaria
Although the term ombré usually refers to a change of tone within the same colour palette,we are starting to see it played with in a wider spectrum to create an eye-catching, 3D effect.

Books organised by colour by Chris Cobbs
Shelly Leer, from ModHomeEc, told WGSN-homebuildlife: “We'll be seeing more ombré in fashion next spring and summer and then, of course, the home furnishings industry will follow, maybe in the spring, but I'm guessing we'll see all sorts of cleverly done ombré fade in home furnishings next fall."

Aqua paper bowl by Up in the Air Somewhere

Subscribers can read the full report here.