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Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour products on Society6

Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour clock by Arnold & Bird on Society6

A new product range has launched on Society6 by Arnold & Bird and it’s millennial pink & grey – two of the hottest colours around right now!

Pink has been trending for years now, remember when rose gold jewellery started becoming popular in 2013? This was a big catalyst for pink emerging in fashion and the home as well.

Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour iPad case by Arnold & Bird on Society6

Pink is overwhelmingly associated as being a girls colour due to its feminine connection. However pink goes so well with white, black and grey and adds a warm and positive feel to products. It’s time to ditch the gender stereotypes when it comes to colour and for girls, boys, men and women to embrace every hue on the colour wheel.

If you’re tentative about trying millennial pink, or any shade of pink, then adding an accessory like a mug into your home or an iPhone case is a small and easy way of testing to see if you like the colour. A small accent such as this is also an inexpensive way of trialling new designs in your life. Plus matching pink accessories with materials such as copper or rose gold is a great way to mix and match different tones and styles of pink.

Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour Mug by Arnold & Bird on Society6
Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour Sticker by Arnold & Bird on Society6

The millennial pink and grey painterly watercolour range was originally an acrylic painting that I digitally altered. You can find it on tech cases, pillows, rucksacks, mugs, stickers, clocks and shower curtains on Society6.

Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour rucksack by Arnold & Bird on Society6
Millennial Pink & Grey Watercolour iPhone Case by Arnold & Bird on Society6

Have you embraced millennial pink, and if so in what way? Or is this colour really not showing up on your personal colour chart anytime soon? I’d love to hear!

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Image sources: Arnold & Bird product range by Joanne Griffin on Society6

Topographic drawing by Joanne Griffin at Arnold & Bird

Contours in Nature – design ideas

Following on from the contours in nature mood board, we’re now exploring the design potential in this topographic trend! First up is a painting of an agate slice I did that I’m currently reworking into a product range. Although…

Natural contour design moodboard by Arnold & Bird

Natures Contours – Inspirational Design Mood Board

Contours in nature have fascinated me since London Design Festival about five years ago, so this mood board is dedicated to the innovative designs that celebrate this natural topographic trend. Natural contours create form through curves and lines in…

Tropical palm leaf painting with exotic animal print by Arnold & Bird - product development consultancy and design

Moody tropical – design

Following on from the moody tropical research last week I’ve produced a few designs and paintings to reflect this trend. The deep hues on the feather print is one of my favourite surface pattern designs. I love the colour…

Tropical trend mood board by Arnold & Bird - product development consultancy and design

Moody tropical – mood board

The moody tropical trend evokes a sense of escapism, lush abundance and falling deep into those dark hues. I love the contradition between the tropical vibes and how this totally lifts moody colours into something upbeat, friendly and fun.…

Greenery leaf wreath painting by Arnold & Bird

Greenery – Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 – design

As discussed last week, my recent designs have a direct link to the Pantone Colour of the Year – hence the mood board on this Greenery trend. To be really honest when it came to painting I’ve struggled and…

Mark making painted design - Arnold & Bird trends

Mark making – design

Obviously you’d be a fool to think it was easy to put ‘simple’ marks together… Hmm, well I have to admit I was a bit foolish but I’ll own up to it and hang my head in shame. BUT,…

Mark making mood board by Arnold & Bird

Mark making – mood board

When mark making is used on patterns, products and art, I find it never fails to inspire. This theme can seem so simple on the surface but when you dive into it there is wealth of little details you…

Five free trend resources Arnold & Bird

Five free trend resources

Today I’m sharing my top five places for getting free trend information from some of the biggest authorities in the business. It’s amazing what trend resources you and get for nothing, so I’m hoping you’ll leave this post with…