Color predictions for 2017?

7 years ago from , Designer

Hey everyone any color predictions for the next year?


  • Account deleted 7 years ago
    • #B5FFF2 is ready to make a comeback for next season.
    • #0047fA so hot right now.
    • #080808 is the new #000000
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  • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, 7 years ago

    I don't think this is a post deserving of the sneering.

    Pantone's colour of the year this year was a combination, for the first time - next year I think we'll see something similar, not so much from Pantone but perhaps much bolder/statement like.

    If you look at Tobias van Schneider's recent post on colour, look at the later numbers, 93, 94, 97 and 100 - all very bold, toying a bit with vibration.

    This has been an ongoing trend this year (Spotify rebrand namely) but likely to continue into next year.

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    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 7 years ago

      I agree, the post isn't deserving of the sneering. It's probably coming from designers more on the product design side than graphic design.

      I love vibrating colours, loved shaking magazines as a kid and watching the text wobble.

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    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )
      • Nothing in this world is beyond ridicule, it's just some people making light-hearted/good-natured jokes about something they don't see the use for (yet)

      • (Colour) trend predictions are very relevant if you build websites for people that will be (consciously or sub-consciously) affected by what's in fashion

      • First and foremost the colour palette you choose should speak to your target audience and the message you're trying to convey (relates to the previous point)

      So in short: I recommend people pay attention to the informed answers you'll see in this thread, but also not use these trends as a be-all-end-all answer to "what colour will my next website be?"

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  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Mainstream: I think gradients in modern 80s style will be huge, just have a look on the new stripe.com website and we will see more and more, until death, gradient maps on images.

    Trend: Another thing may color blocking style with huge letters. Strong saturated colors. I think we will leave low saturated colors. Could also be 80s style everywhere, neon colors, with lighting effects. Backgrounds dark or harmonic even monochromic.

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  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, 7 years ago

    Yes I believe color is scheduled to return next year

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  • Mike HeitzkeMike Heitzke, 7 years ago

    I assume it'll be mostly white people again.

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  • Jaime AscanioJaime Ascanio, 7 years ago

    Image title

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  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 7 years ago


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  • Julian LengfelderJulian Lengfelder, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )



    & teal


    Just random colors. Had to work with them on a current project.

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  • Freckley FrecklesonFreckley Freckleson, 7 years ago

    I reckon primary colours now that everyone is catching up with and genericising brutalism.

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  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 7 years ago

    this is peak designer news, right here.

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  • Hüseyin YilmazHüseyin Yilmaz, 7 years ago

    I heard some scientists discovered a new color. But some people say this new color is in area51. I don't know whats going on.

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    • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 7 years ago

      I have heard about that. Trump told me and the color is huge.

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      • Vincent Jouty, 7 years ago

        Yeah! It's going to be soooo good that everyone will use it, you know it, I know it everyone knows it! Past colors were a disaster and completely broke down our design

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  • Account deleted 7 years ago

    Pastel Gradients. They're being done to death now, so expect to see Behance full of them next year.

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  • Tony Jones, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    #000000...actually 'darken( #000000, 100% )' or Jet Black as Apple calls it.lol

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  • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, 7 years ago


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  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, 7 years ago

    Jet Black?

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  • Ryan GanssRyan Ganss, 7 years ago

    I was thinking about trying to stay away from color.

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  • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, 7 years ago

    I heard red was going to be used.

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  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, 7 years ago

    Is this serious?

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  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 7 years ago

    450 trillion websites, how is this possible to see some relevance :D

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  • Giel CobbenGiel Cobben, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )


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  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 7 years ago

    Can we stop using white everywhere for once?

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  • Dan SimDan Sim, 7 years ago

    Yeah, no need for sneering I think. It's a fun mental exercise I usually do around this time of year when a colour keeps popping into my head. This year the colour that keeps sticking with me that I can see about to be all over everything is forest green. Especially in fashion.

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  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 7 years ago

    Why not check for yourself? ;-)


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  • Kasper Andersen Kasper Andersen , 7 years ago


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