One of the four palettes of Boysen Color Trend 2020 is KINSHIP. It embodies


The Artwork for KINSHIP

The inspiration for this artwork comes from several sources. The artist said,

I remembered that scene from ‘Stepmom’ where Susan Sarandon’s character made a quilt for her daughter. In that quilt, she made sure to add small details of her daughter’s childhood like a patch of the girl’s dress or an image of the infant printed on fabric and included in the quilt.

…[also] our fellow Lumad people have told stories about our roots through weaving and I thought it would be fitting to show the idea of KINSHIP by making an artwork of a quilt or a blanket or a carpet…”

There is a mix of weaves (Yakan and Maguindanaon) and tattoo designs (from Wang-od of Kalinga and from the Visayas) which are hand-drawn. Even if the artwork was done digitally, the artist wanted to draw it for an authentic and organic look.

The tattoos have several meanings like Creation, Fertility, Journey, Harmony, Unity, Strength, Protection, as well as tattoos meant for warriors.

You will see 5 squares or patches which for the artist concretizes the meaning of KINSHIP:

    • Mother and child
    • Respect, as shown in the “mano po
    • Two men interacting in friendship
    • Shaking of tattoed hands to denote commitment
    • A woman showing the detailed sleeve of her terno

The Colors of the KINSHIP Palette

KINSHIP Palette of Boysen Color Trend 2020
Disclaimer: Swatches may not match the actual paint colors.

Befitting the symbolism of community, this palette is a mix of warm and cool colors. The browns In the Flesh, Warm Embrace and Unapologetic, represent skin colors. The intense yellow of Wildflowers and the bright purple New Voice balance the dark neutrals, including the dark grey Birthmark.

The colors can give interior spaces a very warm, homey feel. Depending on what will be used as a primary color, your home can be light and cheerful or warm and earthy. Whatever you choose, you will get a natural feel to your space.

Visit the KINSHIP page in our Boysen Color Trend website to check out the different painting ideas which you could steal for the rooms in your house. The interior spaces showcased for this palette are gorgeous and worthy of replication. Just add your own unique stamp and you’ve got a home that would have your DNA. Also, our country is so rich in culture and creativity. It would be fairly easy to buy home accessories that would fit the KINSHIP palette.

Visit Boysen Color Stories in IDM

The Boysen Color Trend 2020 will have its premiere next week from March 12 to 14 at the SMX Convention Center. For the Boysen booth, we will be using the interactive and open Boysen Color Stories. Visitors will have the chance to experience the four palettes of this years Color Trend—ORIGINS, NOSTALGIA, KINSHIP, and META.

If you miss IDM, you will get another chance at the Worldbex in the World Trade Center from March 18 to 22.

UPDATE on March 10, 2020

Both IDM and Worldbex organizers issued statements that the exhibitions will be postponed to a later unspecified date because of the declaration of a state of public health emergency (due to COVID-19) throughout the country by the President of the Philippines. We will keep you informed.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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