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Insight into the future

Trends are influenced by everything, including developments in technology, economics, politics, science and beyond. Every year the CMF (Color, Material, Finish) team at Acer works with consultants and suppliers to gain insights into emerging trends.

Brain storming & brewing

Color trends are not distant concepts. They can be inspired by everything, anything and everyone. By bringing together people from different disciplines, from design to marketing, we set the stage for inspiration, consensus and discovery.

Trend Mapping

Unlike fads, trends do not fade away; rather they evolve. Therefore the ability to track how trends are transitioning year by year is invaluable for gaining deeper insights.

Four trends in 2016

Aquatopia

Soft Pop

Gloria Gothic

Wabi-sabi

Aquatopia

As the name suggests, this trend combines the concepts of water and utopia. Together they conjure up an alternate world with a subtle touch of the unknown, merged with the novelty of science-fiction and noir-inspired motifs.

#Kelp-like Translucency #Opalescent Shine #Graphic Glow #Filtered Overlays

Soft Pop

Pop art is meant to bring out the playful and joyful side of our everyday lives. By focusing on certain objects and elements, and transforming and elevating them, they speak to people in a refreshingly creative and spiritual manner.

#In-touch #Playful Pearlescence #Candy Flecks #Sugar Coated

Gloria Gothic

As technology takes over and replaces our transitive memory, we realized the need to revisit our heritage. This has manifested itself in many forms, such as the growing popularity of historical period dramas. Exquisite craftsmanship, masterfully conceived designs combined with the latest technology give birth to a dramatic effect.

#Refreshed Classics #Encrusted Armour #Sparkly Opulence #Reworks of Art

Wabi-sabi

With the rising interest in “digital detoxing”, people are starting to reset and focus on essentials. People value the need to slow things down, show self-restraint and embrace smart idleness. Timelessness and balance are prized, but yet should not restrain creativity or exploration.

#Bleached Naturals #Pressed Fibres
#Primitive Textures #Mottled Layers

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