Pastels please – Trend Analyst Nina Bruun plays with delicate nuances in November

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Danish award-winning trend analyst Nina Bruun's monthly color collage calms with dreamy soft tones. Her visual mood boards consist of interesting surfaces, completed with Tikkurila and Beckers color codes.

Color Journal No 9: Pastel

"This month’s Color Journal is about milky pastels. Apply these soft tones if you’re a bit skeptical about implementing strong colors in your home. This milky scale of pastels gives a more modern and classical look compared to the earlier, and more pop - or baby influenced, color scales we have seen. Natural materials such as marble or stone can be a beautiful way of introducing pastels in the decor as they often have the same delicate nuances as this color scale. Another great thing about pastels is how easily they can be combined with the neutral colors in a home. If the expression gets too flat I personally love to include a green color, such as the pear in the mood board, to make it stand out and be more playful."

- Nina Bruun, Trend Analyst

Get inspired by the color codes

Tikkurila colors: Y319, H303, Y415, Y335 and F444

Beckers colors: Norrtälje 1618, Kantarell 026, Alingsås 1620, Romans 655 and Karlskrona 1680

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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