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The palette for this week is based on the color pairing of green and yellow, to celebrate the Boysen colors because this week extra special week. We celebrated Let it B’s first year anniversary on February 14. But even more important for the company is Boysen’s 65th anniversary on February 13. If you’re Filipino, chances are you would recognize the Boysen can with just one glance. Even if the logo is not facing you, the Boysen colors are a giveaway. You’ll see them in hardware stores and home depots nationwide, in construction sites, on sides of roads as pedestrian lanes and sidewalks are being repainted. You’ll even see them in gardens since used cans are repurposed as planters, in bangkas as fishermen use them to store the day’s catch, in schools as garbage cans, or even in home laundry areas where water is stored… Boysen Celebrates 65 Years Last February…

Realm is that Boysen palette that speaks of heaven and stars, a palette that symbolizes dreams and aspirations to be better human beings. There is violet, the color of royalty, majesty, even nobility. It’s intensely deep color is balanced by a pink, the color of compassion and love. Then comes a vibrant orange, the color of strength and endurance. Yellow completes the palette, the color of wisdom and illumination. For this post, I will concentrate on two colors – Imperial Force and Star Princess. These colors can stand alone but can also be a great color combo. Realm is a palette of hope. There is a movement that is gaining momentum. People are awakening and becoming more aware of what our role is in how our future on this planet will pan out. There is an ever-increasing flirtation for many, for some it is an outright dedication, to break boundaries in…

Palette Renew may have been launched last year in the Boysen Color Trend 2016, but it is as relevant now as it was then, maybe even more so with the recent natural disasters that strongly point us in the direction of GOING GREEN. NOW. I’ve been asking millennials I know whether the environment is something they consider important. I get a resounding yes every single time. Anyone who reads the news or spends time in social media can no longer ignore issues like climate change, carbon footprint, waste disposal, sustainable energy… These are not buzzwords but real life challenges that we all are facing wherever we are in the world. Palette Renew is an invitation to come up with an alternative lifestyle that veers away from the culture of consumerism which prevailed in the 20th century. For Earth Day this year, we made a video to show that we can…

Channel the superhero in you with the palette Realm . With paint names Imperial Force, Star Princess, Dune Buggy and Tribute Yellow, you can’t help but think about all those movies about godly beings with super powers that save the world, wherever that world is. The palette is bold and daring, befitting superheroes. We have added neutrals – Off White Gray Cast, Amish Linen and Vanilla Ice, to give the striking colors the space they need to breathe. This palette was inspired by the social movement that is gaining momentum, that of the Eco Warriors. People are awakening and becoming more aware of what our role is in how our future on this planet will pan out. There is an ever-increasing flirtation for many, for some it is an outright dedication, to break boundaries in our way of thinking – to transcend what divides us and instead focus on what binds us as a species. The…

The palette Recreate has grays, browns, a bright red and yellow. The inspiration comes from the patterns and textures found in nature, from the smallest cell to the cosmos. This is a sophisticated palette that requires a more discerning eye for colors and their combinations. Nature is never flat, nor is it perfect. That’s what makes it special. Ditto with Recreate. Look around you,  and will find so many things that can fire up your creativity, if you just let go and open your eyes. Recreate is one of the four palettes in Color Trend 2016.

The palette Recharge pulses with energy with its vivid, deep blues, and the brightest orange. In today’s fast-paced world propelled at even higher speeds by technology, a day turns into night and back again at a relentless tempo. More and more people prefer to spend their free time on adventures into nature. This summer, go out and plug into nature and recharge, absorb pure energy, and breathe in 100% fresh air. Make this your summer mantra. Recharge is one of the four palettes comprising Color Trend 2016.

The palette Renew is made of the vibrant colors of green, yellow and a very pale blue. This palette is a celebration of Mother Earth and the sun that gives us life. This is the time of the nature lovers, those who are making inroads in living an alternative lifestyle, as they turn away from the culture of consumerism of the 20th century. They believe that we are one – the Earth, the ecosystem, and every living creature upon it. Earth Day should not be celebrated only once a year, but every day. Renew is one of the four palettes in Color Trend 2016. SaveSave SaveSave