Jul16

Trending: Technical Blues

by Pantone View

 

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CONCEPT + INFORMATION: 2SOM STUDIO

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Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue

This is a sporty story of spatial and space-age blues, where we can create a technical futuristic feeling that maintains a street edge. We can layer one shade on top of another tonal shade of blue, creating a bold indigo attitude. Our palette of blues transcends from dark royal blue through to electric mid-blue tones and we mix matte and shine to add surface depth.

 

Iridescent Sheen

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We take influence from natural iridescence and oil slick surfaces. Where everyday products are elevated through future-tech-looking sheen and shine surface to create an attention-grabbing aesthetic of technical changeant effects. Metallic turquoise and jade add diversity and visual depth to our palette of true blue hues.

 

Glitter

Glitter

Another way to achieve visual depth and shine is through glitter-effect surfaces. Although this is nothing particularly new or all that technical, it’s a great way of injecting a fresh and glamorous vibe into the mix. Dazzling bright blue paired with turquoise and jade underpins a youthful street look.

 

Glow

Glow

Finally, we take inspiration from a selection of innovative product developments we have come across recently. From illuminated hoodies, cap logos and electrically charged bike wheels, to glow-in-the-dark iPhone cases and twinkling concrete effects, the inspiration may be diverse, but the palette is unified. Pale and luminescent blues and green/blues starkly highlight the darkest blue/black base tone.

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