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Sneak Preview 2013: Precious trend story

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For 2013 we see an increase in the interest of precious metals, ores and gems as a tangible representation of wealth, a much safer commodity than shaky stocks. Luxury is embraced by the East where economies such as China are no longer viewed as emerging cultures.

With global influence Precious is inspired by semi-precious stones. Colours are dense and heavily pigmented where gold inevitably becomes the key metallic shade, but without the ostentation of the nouveau riche.

With regard to materials and textures, highly reflective coating is combined with dense pigments to create Precious. In textiles we will see the use of rough and naturally irregular patterns while in hard surfaces we will see abstract semi precious stones and glass trapped in dark polished resins for hard surfaces.

The offbeat tones of this palette are very versatile and it can be broken down into many colour combinations that can be perfect for many different industries; cosmetics, sportswear apparel, textiles, interiors, packaging etc.

The recently published Mix Trends Spring Summer 2013, issue 24 has further information on this story and full colour reference to its colours, regional colour applications, web tones, samples in texture and materials and many more details.  To illustrate the colours in this story we have used Swarosvki® Elements© crystals in the photography helping us to create beautiful inspirational images that can help you to create your own interpretation of this trend.

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