Trend Forecast

For Industrial Markets

After a year of data collection and workshopping, the experts at Sherwin-Williams DesignHouse for Performance Coatings have created a collection of 21 individual and complementary colours for utilization throughout the next 3-5 years.

DesignHouse is excited to provide the Trend Forecast program of collaboratively accumulated trend intelligence for your concept inspiration, specification and development – giving your design team a competitive edge.

The content of our visionary report was strategically researched, analyzed and forecasted – harnessing an innovative methodology that encompasses three directive trends. These forward-looking trends offer design teams the inspiration and confidence to develop products in colours, materials, effects, finishes, textures and patterns that consumers will accept and adopt.

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From Here to Eternity

Influences: Technology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Bioluminescence, Math & Science, Big Data, Sci-Fi Futures, AI/AR/VR

Industries: Automotive, Transportation, Medical Device, Technology, Consumer Electronics, Appliance, Heavy Machinery, Architectural, Building Products


Take a Hike

Influences: Harmony, Nature & Nurture, East & West, Work & Life, Health & Wellness, Self-Actualization

Industries: Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Packaging, Building Products, Architectural, Outdoor Lifestyle, Appliance, Interiors, Furnishings



Find Y[our] Own Way

Influences: Rights & Freedom, Social Causes & Justice, Privacy & Security, Truth & Honesty, Power & Voice, Play & Leisure, Sports & Amusement

Industries: Packaging, Powersports, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Small Appliance, Interiors, Furnishings, Accessories, Retail Merchandising Racks


Where Inspiration Lives and Colour Comes Alive

With help from our colour experts, we can shorten the distance from concept to reality – limiting the number of iterations to match new, complex finishes and ensure colour harmony across a range of technologies.

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