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Celebrate Natural Wonders! A 2018 Color+Design Trend Story

Celebrate the world’s natural wonders! A life experienced on one’s own terms is a life of poetry in motion. The story of Natural Wonders is a celebration of health and wellness and a dedication to everyday unique experiences.

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Inspired by nature and innovation, Natural Wonders highlights that nature is an increasingly important part of our daily lives, resulting in many dimensional layers— new ways to eat, grow and live with a focus on the essential simplicities.

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Natural Wonders is dedicated to those seeking to live with subtlety and modesty, surrounded by nature without leaving the comforts of city life that is also integral to their lives. A back-to-basics focus on wellbeing is key.

To design with Natural Wonders in mind, use subtle contrasts and monochromatic ranges in shiny and matte combinations to highlight textures. A Craftsman-style legacy, with its irregularities, honors the past of design at
its best, while flowers and plants are key to the final concept. Fabrics are natural, oversized and uneven, and materials display recycled content and eco-friendly ideals in beautiful arrangements.

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The color palette is a demonstration of rich, natural warm neutrals. These earth tones start with essential basic beige, then infused with acid lime and lemon-greens, reminders of young spring leaves and shoots. Spice colors such as anise seed, clove, ginger and coffee add rich notes. Springtime and seaside coloring adds a watery twist with infusions of coral tones and aquatic blues, and sunny contrasts of salmon, lobster, pebble and ocean.

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To read more about Natural Wonders, including in-depth case studies and further research on this trend, as well as the other four trends, click here to download our 2018 color+design trends report. To view all the
2018 trend colors at a glance, visit us here.

All images used with permission and courtesy of Bethany Nauert