I was going to make my title… does anyone speak “designer” but I AM a designer and I still need help with this one:
Excerpt from this link:
What’s hot: The treasured past.
Sherwin-Williams’ Jackie Jordan foresees more interest in “those colors from our past” that, like possessions themselves, may have faded in grandeur over time, but still resonate with us and reflect an appreciation of what we own.
“That palette is very dusty,” Jordan says — colors like a patina-colored green that is often used architecturally on shutters and doors. “Another is what we called Caribbean Coral, just a very, very dusty coral,” Jordan says, that invokes something more timeless than memories of grandma’s ugly couch in Boca.
The second part, I sort of can decipher… only in the context of the picture.
Kind of like when you’re in Hong Kong and the taxi driver starts pointing at the meter and yelling something in Cantonese as you arrive at your hotel. You gather he wants paid.
In that same vein, I understand the “dusty” reference to these colors.
But the first part… huh?
After a really amazing session on design trends with a real designer, Judd Lord, from Delta Faucet, I’m really wanting to will myself to learn this language. (more on that session to come)
But I’m still babbling out verbal waste like “Wow, that’s a really nice rusty kinda color and it goes great with that bluish greenish tealish part.” And I dare call myself a designer.
So, any help with this?