Burned shades – Trend Analyst Nina Bruun presents the luxury yellow in the Color Journal for August

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


Color Journal No 6: Burned Orange/yellow

 “Because of modern technology, the world seems smaller than ever and it’s easier for us to get inspired by the south when it comes to interior. Often, I think we have a one-way view of what yellow or orange is but this palette emphasis just how varied the colors can be. Yellow tones can signal anything from cheap discount to extreme luxury and it can be anything from playful to deeply serious. This makes it an amazing color to explore and challenge and I love how implementing deep, burned and saturated colors can give such an exclusive and personalized look. I think a lot of people see yellow as a difficult color to work with, but in the right nuances it’s incredibly beautiful in interaction with many other colors. If you’re skeptical about bringing burned colors into your home, then remember that it’s possible to change a room completely by painting just one wall in a warm color. No matter the shade and amount, yellow will definitely spice up your life.”

- Nina Bruun, Trend Analyst

Get inspired by the color codes

Tikkurila colors: N305S397K302 ja N398
Beckers colors: Nypon 662Chutney 641Solros 620 ja Dalagård 840

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.