Trend Story: Chromatic Palettes Play Up Playfulness

Pops of color pair with neutrals to create a bold look.

01/03/2020
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Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Nhow Marseille Hotel by Teresa Sapey + Partners, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Wavelength, Ambrose Chua via unsplash, Felix Dubois-Robert via unsplash, Robert Katzki via unsplash, George Kedenburg via unsplash

Envision a world devoid of complexities and full of colorful abstractions and artistic expressions. An embodiment of Miami’s Art Basel and influenced by the ‘you do you’ perspective, Chromatic extracts vivid colors and defined shapes, creating a bold,  stand-out experience with a layer of intriguing simplification. Combining color-blocking and Pop Art with a dash of Neo-memphis, Chromatic brings playful to a new level – satisfying your inner child and permitting us to live without boundaries.

Color

Playful pops of saturated hues including citrus orange, rich ochre, bright blues and green, candy apple red, anchored with grounding neutrals of jet black, complex taupe and grey.

Pattern

Geometric color blocking, Bauhaus asymmetric patterns, organic line work layered on block print, and contemporary art.

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Experiment with the color combinations below to capture the chromatic look.

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Photo: Baylee Gramling via Unsplash

The Vivid Explorations Palette

Express your wild side with bold contrasting hues. From saturated fuchsia and golden yellow to a candy apple red and bright mid-tone blue, these colors create a palette that is playful and daring, perfect for the rebel in you.

 

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Photo: Alexi Romano via unsplash

The Under the Sea Palette

Explore nature’s brighter hues as you submerge into a palette of vibrant coral, hazy ocean blue and cool turquoise. These colors take main stage as they stand out against a neutral sandy tan and a pop of black inspired by the ocean’s mysterious depth.

 

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Photo: Mohammed Hassan via Unsplash

The Soaring Skies Palette

Imagine yourself living amongst the clouds as you’re surrounded by a range of blues. A warm pop of yellow brings in the warmth of the sun while a burst of green reminds us of the fields in the distance below.

Love these palettes as much as we do? The Life-Styled by Stacy Garcia team has put together a shopping guide influenced by the artistic expressions of Chromatic.

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1. Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles – Fresco Upholstery 2. Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Never Beige 3. Stacy Garcia | New York for In2Green – Eco Semi Circles Throw Stacy Garcia Commercial for Townsend Leather – Bond 5. Stacy Garcia Commercial for D’Style By Kimball Hospitality – Calabasas Ottoman 6. Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Takeoff 7. Schneid Studio – Junit Lighting 8. Margo Selby – Motion 9. OCTAEVO – Bazaar 10. Faulkner Studio – Lily Cocktail Tables 11. Roche Bobois in Collaboration with Joana Vasconcelos – The Paisagem Sofa 12. 4Artworks – Fearless Aluminum Sign

 

Designer Stacy Garcia
Designer Stacy Garcia focuses on patterns for hospitality and home.

Meet Stacy.

A leader in design, Stacy Garcia has built a global lifestyle brand featuring products with personality. Her designs aim to be inviting and add to the sense of well-being to all who enter a hotel or home.

Stacy strives to inspire designers and design-minded individuals to create distinctive environments that have a positive impact on others. Noted for her bold color combinations and unexpected designs, Stacy Garcia remains a leading innovator in the industry.

The Foundation

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Surface Pattern Design from New York’s prestigious Syracuse University and studied Textile Design at Central St. Martins in London.

She began her professional career selecting color palettes and assisting in design and showroom development for Ralph Lauren’s Home Collection “I learned about the art of licensing and lifestyle from one of the masters in the retail world,” says Stacy of this pivotal experience.

Following her work with the iconic brand, Stacy was hired as Senior Designer for Richloom Contract Fabrics, where she directed the textile and pattern design collections for their hospitality division.

Blazes Own Trail

At age 26, Stacy decided to strike out on her own and founded LebaTex, a commercial textile supplier, named after her Great-grandmother, Leba. In 2004, she created the global lifestyle brand, Stacy Garcia. Both companies are headquartered in New York. Today, the Stacy Garcia design house produces designs for textiles, carpeting, wallcoverings, furniture, lighting, pillows and mosaics.

Stacy Garcia offers a complete design story in the hospitality industry. Stacy Garcia branded products can be found in five-star hotels, resorts and residences across the world.

At Home in the World

Taking a global perspective on design comes naturally to Stacy. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, to parents who she says, “Spent a little too much time following the Grateful Dead on a motorcycle.” A descendent of German, Russian and Polish immigrants, Stacy is the mother of three boys and a recently adopted Russian daughter, and enjoys traveling with her family.

Connecting Through Design

“At the end of day, design is about wanting to feel connected,” says Stacy. “It’s a form of communication – a language. If you are part of a tribe of people, you feel more connected. I’m inspired by the designers, manufacturers and individuals with whom I work; and I hope to empower others to have the confidence to make their own connections and creations – in design and in life.”

To learn more about Stacy Garcia, visit her blog, life-styled.net or website, stacygarcia.com

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