Explore Color Trends

Our new ColorConnect CEU explores color's impact on our built spaces and the interactions that take place in them. The unit is divided into four lenses or chapters - Self, Earth, Creativity and Community. With each chapter, the CEU provides insight into color trends that have evolved from how we see ourselves in an environment, how we view the earth in our spaces, how we express creativity and how we interact and engage with a community. Each of these chapters reflects a mood, an idea and an expression.

Check out the color palette inspiration below that reflects each of ColorConnect's chapters.


Chapter: Self


The Self palette helps us to reflect and reconnect, realizing the value of solitude in an always-on world. We look within to find purpose and true happiness, simplifying our lives and the world around us.



The way we are expressing ourselves is changing and creating dialogue. The Creativity palette supports design that inspires meaningful experiences, encouraging participation and freedom of expression.





In Community, we examine what connects us to each other, both locally and globally. Bridging our divides, design is challenged to be empathetic, resilient and inclusive.



Earth explores our relationship with the natural world, acknowledging the long-term effects of human impact. Here, we examine the extraordinary challenges of design for a rapidly changing planet.

Chapter: EARTH

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Question 1 of 10 Expression is one of the four design trends.

Question 2 of 10 Which of the four trends resonates with you most and why?

Question 3 of 10 Which trend explores our relationship with nature?

Question 4 of 10 Which of the color palettes do you feel have the most relevance?

Question 5 of 10 Which trend focuses on the way we express ourselves?

Question 6 of 10 In which trend do we examine how we connect to others?

Question 7 of 10 Which trend evaluates the importance of reflection and simplifying our lives?

Question 8 of 10 Which material/product direction would you like to see?

Question 9 of 10 Research for ColorConnect was completed by the Shaw Contract Research & Design team.

Question 10 of 10 How would you rate your ColorConnect experience?

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