Something of a cultural barometer, the 2020 Haymes Paint colour forecast ‘Calibrate’ was released this week; its soothing hues an antidote to the chaos of modern life.
“Our new colour library is influenced by the conversations that are currently inspiring society, such as climate change, equality and work balance. We have listened, and our new colours reflect on the attitudes and feelings of our audience,” says Haymes Paint colour and concept manager Wendy Rennie.
Comprised of three palettes (Equilibrium, Positive Light and Home Grown), the collection looks to the natural world for inspiration – the green of plants, the blues of the ocean and the terracotta tones found in the earth.
This palette explores our connection to nature and is dominated by soothing green shades. With sage, olive and moss in the mix, this fresh colour palette offers a fabulous, contemporary alternative to the usual neutral tones.
Surprise entry, ‘Pastel Pine’ is a fabulous neon mint colour that Haymes is pitching as a gender-neutral, ageless alternative to millennial pink. We love!
One for the blue lovers, this is the boldest palette of the three, with the colours taking their cues from our beautiful oceans. There’s a bold cobalt, rich indigo, deep midnight and powder blue; Haymes explains that this palette is inspired by rising sea levels and more general climate change concerns.
The ‘safest’ most user-friendly of the palettes, these elegant skin-toned neutrals are inspired by natural dyes and the wider Australian landscape. There’s colours ranging from varying shades of rust and earth to complex neutrals with red undertones.
Photography: Annette O’Brien | Styling: Ruth Welsby