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Evolving Landscapes: Colour

Designers are using water as a visual language to highlight the damaging effects of climate change. A clean, modernist theme with a calming aesthetic develops to provide a sense of stability amid these overpowering shifts.

The rarely seen, yet rapidly changing glacial landscapes are being documented and portrayed in unique ways to raise global awareness. New surface treatments and finishes develop, based on the look of melting arctic vistas and nature’s ever-evolving colour gradients.

A cool and watery palette of Delft Blue, Polar Ice and ultra-pale Glacier is complemented by translucent tints of Aqua Green and Pink Sand drawn from the sky. Synthetic Ultramarine provides a vivid accent against True Black and White Cloud, while Pebble softens cold, hard metallic tones of mirror-shine Chrome, Gallium and Slate Lustre.

For materials directions relating to this theme, see Evolving Landscapes: Materials from our Materials Focus 2019/20.

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