Bright popping colors in the fourth Color Journal by Nina Bruun

01.06.2018 17:00

Danish trend analyst Nina Bruun's monthly color collage is inspired by an increased focus on health and sporty shades. The co-operation with the award-winning trend analyst enriches Tikkurila Group's pioneering role as a unique color expert. Her visual mood boards consist of interesting surfaces, completed with Tikkurila and Beckers color codes.

Color Journal No 4: Sporty

"I’m all inspired by the world of sports for this month’s Color Journal. There’s been an increased focus on health the last couple of years and practicing sport helps us to feel free in a busy everyday life. It’s almost impossible to think about practical stuff when working out or going for a run and I like the idea of a mental break once in a while. So, since sport is rapidly becoming an even bigger part of our everyday life it’s only natural that we see more sporty references in our choice of wall colors as well. 

With bright popping colors, this trend has a very energetic, graphical, modern and almost futuristic expression. A way to implement the sporty trend is to be bold and playful by selecting bright solid colors when painting a room. Don’t be afraid to mix warm and cold colors or complementary colors like purple and yellow as it will create a dynamic and vibrant space. You can also choose to go with a more pastel tone-in-tone, only adding a few rich contrast colors."

- Nina Bruun, Trend Analyst


Get inspired by the color codes

Tikkurila colors: S498, H355, X395, X425 and M302

Beckers colors: Industri 514, Sundborn 743, Rooibos 658, Påfågelblå 745 and Hyacint 721

Co-operation will continue throughout the year

Bruun, who runs her own consultancy, has previously worked with Tikkurila in the Color Now 2018 jury. This fruitful cooperation will continue in 2018 in the form of modern color journals that follow the latest trends. 

 "I love the idea that through my visual reports I will be able to share what I know about colors, trends and my personal sources of inspiration, in keeping with the latest developments."

-Nina Bruun

The former design manager of Muuto, Bruun’s will now publish Trend reports both in her own Instragram account @nina_bruun with hashtag #tikkurilacolorjournal. At the end of the year, her mini reports will be combined into a full-year trend summary.

See the earlier Color Journal moodboards

March: GreenApril: Pink  May: Metals


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Color Now 2018

Tikkurila's decoration magazine, Color Now 2018, is a compilation of stories from the world of color and interior decoration, presented in the form of a classic decoration magazine. The magazine also includes an introduction of the most current interior decoration colors for 2018.