The color forecast for the end of 2018 and 2019 is a direct response to Point|Counterpoint, the theme of Mohawk Group’s Color and Design Vision for the new year. Every thought, mood, and shift has a dichotomy: a duality, a flip-side, a split. 

Point|Counterpoint addresses how today we are living in between two extremes and have multiple visions of the future. For many of us, we live in between the polarities, caught between these two opposing visions. And many of us call for unity and a desire to live as one, hoping for common ground.

The color forecast reflects this in that half of the palette is warm neutrals, and the other half is cool neutrals. This duality is complimentary to each other, where the warms and cools work well together, whether it be in nature, the street, or the built environment. The accent colors are intermediate and tertiary tones that reflect the cultural attitudes today, hinting at nature with warmer earth tone accents, and the cool sky and water tones.

Point|Counterpoint is all about finding common ground where we can all peacefully coexist, and the same can be said for the varied materials of architecture and interior design. Feel free to use warm and cool tones together, this is what helps bring harmony and balance to a space.