OvN Colour Flow 2022 - Colour & Material Guide

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Colour Flow is the annual colour, material and finishes (CMF) guide of Oltmans van Niekerk. Colour Flow relates directly to the long-term trends that are identified in the annual lifestyle book Vision 2022.

The new edition of trend forecast book Colour Flow 2022 was created and released during the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. It’s not the end of creativity and great design, choosing colours and creating new materials has not become a thing of the past. We find ourselves in a whole new and different situation; it is crucial to analyse in-depth what we design and the materials we use.

The four directions explore the colours and materials that will be important for 2022. Colour Flow 2022 highlights the range of colours that are season-less and the materials that will play an essential role in the future. All colours are unique, created by hand in the studio of Oltmans van Niekerk.

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ONLINE ACCESS WITH UPDATES: The four colour and material updates will be in June on material innovation, in August on Spring/ Summer 2022 Colours, in October on long term colour and in December a preview on the colours for 2023.

Colour Flow showcases the colours, materials and finishes that will be influential in 2022 and beyond. Colour Flow shows how to translate trends into new colours and materials. These are not limited by season or fashion but attempt to analyse colours and materials for a wider and longer term perspective.

The book gives a clear idea of the colour directions for 2022 and shows how the colour narratives can merge with each other. 

Colour Flow contains visual and tactile information that is waiting to be adapted to your specific product range. The book offers clear colour and material direction for anyone that is working with future product development. Colour Flow is released once a year and contains inspiring visual information, new material swatches and fabric colour swatches (including a sheet with Pantone reference numbers).

The printed book includes a pdf copy of the book. With Online Access you will have the same contents on a password-protected website that also includes an image bank for downloading the pictures from the publication. Online access includes a CMF box with 40 physical colour and material samples.

Interested in this title and want to see more? Contact us and book your appointment for an online demo or a visit to the Helsinki Showroom, we have a sample. 


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Oltmans van Niekerk is a collaboration between Liesbeth Oltmans and Els van Niekerk. Both come from a design background and have worked for internationally known companies in the fashion and interior industry. They have over fifteen years of experience in concept development and product design. Oltmans van Niekerk was founded in 2005 and their main activities are customised future research. Their goal is to understand what is going on in the world and to present a clear sense of understanding and direction.

Oltmans van Niekerk provide services for companies in various industries, including: Nike USA, Apple, Iittala / Fiskars, Belkin, Frame, Old Navy, Leifheit A. G., Mexx International, Turnover, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Electrolux, Akzo Nobel, Disney, Duty Free Shops, Starbucks.