Balance from nature – Trend Analyst Nina Bruun trusts in harmonius shades in September

Danish award-winning trend analyst Nina Bruun's monthly color collage is inspired by the peaceful colors of nature. Her visual mood boards consist of interesting surfaces, completed with Tikkurila and Beckers color codes.


Color Journal No 7: Nature

"In so many ways, nature is grateful, rewarding and an endless source of inspiration for me. There are many reasons to be inspired by nature as it’s forever changing, and I always discover new colors and textures to work with. The main purpose with this trend is simply to bring the colors of nature inside and with our Scandinavian surroundings, this becomes quite easy. If you like to live and decorate with natural materials this is a good way to emphasize the value of the materials by painting with the colors that represents them. You can use this trend as a tone-in-tone for a simple and calming look or add a bright green or another burned color for a bolder look. This tendency might not have the most powerful expression in itself but by combining it in the right way, it will add so much personality and atmosphere to any space. Don’t be afraid to play with textures like matte and glossy surfaces. When going for matte paintings you’ll make it easier to turn this into a long-lasting look."

- Nina Bruun, Trend Analyst

Get inspired by the color codes

Tikkurila colors: V386, M497, M487, F393 and F404
Beckers colors: Jodhpur 600, Knop 509, Lavastrand 604, Lama 598 and Klipphäll 575

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.

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