There’s Already a 2025 Color of the Year (and It’s a Stunner)
Look into the future.
We may be only halfway through 2023 but there’s already a prediction for the 2025 Color of the Year. Yes, 2025. Trend forecasting company WGSN and sister company, Coloro, announced “Future Dusk” as the 2025 “it” color. And if you’re wondering if the 2024 Color of the Year was skipped by the trend forecasters, WGSN and Coloro crowned “Apricot Crush” as the trending hue for next year.
Future Dusk is described as a “dark, moody, and intriguing hue, sitting between blue and purple. It has a sense of mystery and escapism, and feeds into themes of transition—whether it be moving from dark to light, or dusk to dawn—making it perfect for a period of immense change.” The trend forecasters also believe because it has otherworldly qualities, it’s applicable to the “second space age” that seems to be taking root right now. Will space tourism be a common thing in 2025? Time will only tell!
Aside from its meaning, Future Dusk can be a moody, interesting hue for interior design projects. Its deep, dark color could be an option if you’re looking to saturate a room’s walls with extra drama but are hesitant to go for a pitch black paint. And can you imagine Future Dusk on a luxe and sumptuous velvet sofa? Or what about as a kitchen cabinet color? And because it’s such a dark hue and a mix of different hues, it definitely has a timeless, versatile appeal.
“Colors that bring a sense of reassurance will be key for 2025 and we will see captivating tinted darks gaining momentum. In the near future, the lines between reality and fantasy will become more blurred than ever—Future Dusk is an immersive and transformative color, aligned with this direction,” Urangoo Samba, Head of Color for WGSN, said in a press release.
In addition to selecting Future Dusk as the Color of the Year for 2025, Coloro also named four other key colors to take note of for 2025, see the descriptions below:
This isn’t Barbiecore pink, it’s a subtle pink that’s almost like a neutral. And WGSN and Coloro say it’s already being seen in virtual worlds and soft AI. The description reads, “A sense of stability also underpins Transcendent Pink; its comforting and cocooning quality that will feel especially relevant during a period of polycrisis, when consumers will be more drawn to foundational mid-tones and neutrals. As a versatile color that can span across genders, demographics, and seasons, it will also be commercially dependable.”
The turquoise hue celebrates and is inspired by nature. “This color aligns with evolving approaches to wellness, whether achieved through physical or virtual applications. It is also influenced by a growing focus on bio-synthetic streams, whereby bio-manufacturing and lab-grown materials are used as a more resource-efficient alternative to using natural materials,” WGSN and Coloro say.
Now this one is just a fun, vibrant, happy color. How can you not like it? It’s meant to make you feel good, with the description reading, “This intense sunset shade encourages resetting to prioritize life’s pleasures, and speaks to the growing importance of escapism amid challenging times, as well as the rising influence of conscious hedonism, whereby moments of pleasure are fused with a sense of purpose.”
This bright yellow is inspired by sustainability and regenerative practices that protect biodiversity. Its description also says, “Its radiance also connects with the lunar eclipses that will occur in 2025, linking this yellow hue to every part of nature, from Earth to space.”