Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17th, Fargerike announced Color of the Year 2013 for the Norwegian market, and it consists of ten shades of purple (including purpur, a strong indigo, shades of violet, plum and a greyish aubergine)
The concept is divided into three directions, Norwegian Scandinavian, Norwegian Elegant and Norwegian Eclectic, where the first is the most commercial, and the last the least.
We will of course begin with the least.. ;)
This is fun, fearless, COLORFUL, and creative. Smallest in size, but largest in influence.
The purple nuances are warm, strong and powerful. Purpur is the most historic nuance, inspired by the ancient Greeks, who got the color from a specific snail. It goes very well with the stronger colors on the market today, like coral, bright yellow, emerald green and crisp blues.
Gallery walls are a common feature in more eclectic interiors. Here with paintings that are about thirteen a dozen in Norwegian flea markets.
Combining patterns in a nonchalant way. Having fun with mixing and matching. Louise Gray from LFW is a great example of the approach we've seen from the SS13 catwalks.
Old cabinets get new life - here we see a rather conservative example of the Norwegian Eclectic style direction. Most of the elements in this photo are flea market finds. Put together in a new way with new colors makes them relevant and oh so appropriate.
Flowers are a huge source of inspiration
Dots, dots, dots! Again, mixing patterns, and having fun with the decor is key. The "I Love Polkadot" wallpaper, was designed especially for the Norwegian market by Fargerike. The wallpaper is inspired by one of our stylists/interior designers, the very talented Christine Hærra, (her blog is called I Love Polkadot)
Keeping the Norwegian tradition alive, by using classical furniture, but adding colorful and bold elements. Norwegians travel a lot, and get inspired by their journeys across the world.
There's only one rule: "There are no rules"
Feminine, airy, light, but with a twist.
Vintage furniture from the 30's are highly popular, but with a modern twist. Painting only half the chair, or covering the seat with a glamorous sequin fabric is only natural. Art Nouveau with it's organic forms and inspiration from nature, is sought after, preferably combined with arab or geometric shapes.
Grown up and elegant. All the elements are light and airy, except for the floors, who can very well have a dark, dark brown shade (both painted and natural floors)
The food is also tasteful and elegant. Again, light and airy. Gold is the most important metal.
Again, classical vintage furniture paired with a sleek and modern marble table and crisp whites are super fresh with the dusty lavender backdrop.
The fashion is amazingly feminine. Fabrics like silk, velvet and tulle are key.
The mood board shows the most important elements of the style direction. Three shades of lavender take the main role, while whites, light greys and airy powder nuances makes the color scheme.
Norwegian design has been very influenced by the Danes the past ten years (give or take). The decor has been mainly white, but 2013 will be the year where we're bringing the colors back. We're painting the Danish style Norwegian ;) Being a colorful people, the colors are indeed important, and we're beginning with dusty shades of plum and aubergine.
Dusty Aubergine, paired with copper (main metal) and greys.
Again, clean lines, but color on the wall. We're moving away from the white walls in a rapid speed.
The fashion is also simple and sleak, with a monochrome palette.
Again, we see the Danish simple and sleek lines, but with a bold, geometric wallpaper. This is a super exciting collaboration between Fargerike and the amazing wallpaper/fabric company Thibaut (The oldest on the US market), and the colorway will only be available in select stores, in a superlimited edition (they get 12 rolls each)
The key elements, in addition to the dusty plums&aubergine, are copper, brass, geometric patterns and interesting wallpapers/textiles with texture, and not pattern (like the background).
You can read through the ENTIRE magazine including the complete color palettes HERE
So what do YOU think? Do you have a favorite? And more importantly, do you LIKE purple?
Around the World
Our Homes Dagny's Home Scandinavian Design Mote / Fashion Inpirasjon / Inspiration DIY Inspiration Fashionable Fridays Konkurranse / Giveaway Scandinavian Fashion Scandinavian Interiors Fargerike Camilla on the Go Oppussing / Redecoration Chic or Shit Personal Bryllup / Wedding Farge / Color Objects of Desire Bad / Bathroom Scandinavian Magazines Scandinavian Maximalism Spisestue / Dining Room Rikke's home The Cupcake Challenge Work Veggkunst / Wall art Skandinavisk mote / Scandinavian Fashion Tapet / Wallpaper Carina's Home Jul / Christmas New York Stue / Living Room Art Cupcakes Oslo Favorite Bloggers Interiør / Interior Scandinavian Art Wallpaper travel Barnerom / Nursery Belysning / Lighting IKEA Personlig / Personal Press Skandinavisk interiør / Scandinavian Interiors Sponsors Vaskerom / Laundry Room kelly wearstler Bambusstoler / Bamboo Chairs Bedroom Book Reviews Buenos Aires Trends Danish Design Flyttedagen / Moving day From the Blog Roll It's not Scandinavian Kitchen LCD Marokko / Morocco Scandinavian Magazine Profiles Stoler / Chairs Tea Trapp / Staircase base Award Baby mode Design Refuge Hollywood Regency Murano Norwegian design Scandinavian Design Classics Sjenk / Credenza Sunburst Art Nouveau Chinoserie Elle Interiør Før og etter / Before and after Helse / Health Konkurranse / Competition Laura Ashley Maison Scandinavian blogs Servise / Dinnerware Skandinavisk Maksimalisme Stoff / Fabric Winter korall / coral scandinavian homes Andeegg / Duck Egg Blog challenge Books Cheap'n'Chic Copenhagen Cupcakes Elinno Interiørdesigner / Interior Designer Jaipur Jonathan Adler Listverk / Moldings Møbeltapetsering / Upholstery Norway Rikkes vacation SPA Scandinavian Hotspots Scandinavian Lifestyle Sofa / Couch Soverom / Bedroom Stensiler / Stenciling Wonderwall skjønnhet / beauty summer 2011 swedish magazine Antikviteter / Antiques Blomster / Flowers Ebay Flea Market Fliser / Tiles Geometriske former / geometric Shapes Gjesteblogger / Guest Blogger Gossip Girl Home Cottage Hotels IKEA Catalog 2010 Indiska Kids rooms Kjøkken / Kitchen Michelle Obama Miles Redd Off Topic Oslo Oslo Fashion Week Prada Marfa Sarah Richardson Speil / Mirror Stockholm Summer 2009 Summer 2010 Svenskt Tenn TO DO Tak / Ceilings The Scandinavian Bargainista Tim Irving William Haines art deco imperial trellis oppskrift / recipe oppskrifter / recipes residence Antonio Gaudi Barcelona Brothers and Sisters Building my Dream Home Camilla Plum Cilla Interiør Closed-door restaurants Coco Chanel Code10 Comme il Faut Copenhagen Fashion Week 2010 Crown princess Mette Marit DaWanda Daikai Debra Geller Denmark Designers Saturday Det hvite hus / The White House Dorothy Draper Eileen Kathryn Boyd Etsy Extreriors Ferie/Holiday Finnish Design Flos Gabriela Horvat Gustaf Klimt Hage / Garden Hall Hotel Union Is / Ice Cream Jade Jagger James Radin Jill Crawford John Saladino Jokes Karen Faulkner Kenneth Jay Lane Lagersalg / Sample Sale Lonnie Ludwig von Zumbusch Lærling / Intern Magazine Covers of the Month Magazines Maldives Malta Mary McDonald Mate Mediedekning / Media Coverage Michelle Morelan Milk Glass Morsdag / Mothers Day Moving day Musikk / Music My 29th Birthday Nate Berkus NiB Nora Walker Nøtterøy Oslogirls Panic Panikk / Panic Parajumpers Peter Behrens Popular Posts Rae Dunn Rikke's sisters home Rikke's vacation Rikkes painting Royal Design Studio Royalty S Chair SS10 Scandinavian Models Scandinavian Photographers Season 2 Sex and the City Sjokolade / Chocolate So Hee Something's Gotta Give Sorel Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Southern Living Staircase Story Hotel TV Terrace Thankful The Love List Library Tobi Fairley Veldedighet / Charity Verner Panton Villa Ruggeri Vintage finds dreamhouse holidays house doctor livingroom online shopping photographer Elisabeth Hudson påske / easter vgtv water colors