Trends for 2012 – Neon
Put your sun glasses on for this trend alert – contrary to popular belief Neon is not really a bilious ’80’s fad that Pantone revived with color CPR; au contraire – neon has far more noble roots than the tragic ’80’s (no pun intended….)
Neon (from the Greek νέον (neon) meaning ‘new one’) is a colorless inert noble gas. Very common within the universe, but rare upon the Earth. It is, however, commercially extracted from air, where it is found in trace amounts, for use in neon lamps and advertising. Under standard conditions it gives out a distinct reddish-orange glow.
Yes, designers – this is design science universe ju-ju.
So with all that grandeur (and visual over-stimulation) going on, how do you tastefully incorporate this into a design that doesn’t scream, DAYCARE!
By blending restraint with that age-old aphorism – opposites attract. Mixing a classic design or a very natural element with an unexpected whollop of neon, results in something that is at once playful and sophisticated – really! And the undecorate movement was made for neon accents, which are at once irreverent and minimal decorating statements – like this classic hounds-tooth in neon brights.
Table stories just got allot brighter…
almost anything knit-bombed says undecorate.
Even an unexpected piece of furniture –
creates the perfect showcase for Kartell tube top lamps.
I am still stuck on poly-geo design, which I think is stunning with tube top lamps…
A neon glow in the dark pig bank makes a fun accent in a shelving display, shining with your playful sense of atyle when the lights are dimmed for good movie and a neon bowl of pop corn after a hard day of blogging…
Trends are if nothing else, a great excuse to fill your universe with something new and unexpected!