Trending colors for 2017

Trending colors in 2017 are nostalgic, cold, bold and audacious as the same time. They colonize the dark and valorize the night.

Browse the trending colors for 2017 content

The following sources offer interesting hues and intent stories:

Create a palette for Nasqueron

For Nasqueron, I prepared a palette inspired from this story, with some input from other sources linked above. This is especially welcome as we need a small site to explain the community and launch it.

Colors identified as trending in 2017


At the painting brand Sherwin-Williams, one of their forecasts is called “noir” and is described as:

It’s among our most precious commodities: night. We’re craving a refuge from urban streetlights and glowing screens, space to turn our gaze inward and recharge the spirit. Mindful melancholy is fueling a new romanticism marked by medieval patterns, revived customs and bittersweet beauty. The Dutch masters knew the secret: dark hues set a dramatic stage for sensuous luster. This palette is rich with vineripe fruits, Nordic blues, moody neutrals and golden yellows.

Colors used

This palette offers 5 colors:

  • #44484D (cyberspace gray)
  • #2B3441 (Anchors Aweigh blue)
  • #5587A2 (Niagara blue — Pantone 17-4123)
  • #F6D258 (Primrose yellow — Pantone 13-0755)
  • #67947D (unidentified classy green from this photo)

Current prototypes

This palette is currently under evaluation for the following prototypes:

Where to find the palette?

Browse the palette on:

Nasqueron landing page

Nasqueron is a collection of projects, so the homepage should allow to find a resource on one of these projects. The current prototype features a responsive background and a search widget.

During development, it will be softly hidden by a landing page.






The painting used as background is Aurora Borealis from Frederic Edwin Church, an 19th century oil on canvas executed during an Arctic expedition. The widget and the different sizes served take care of the ship position.

The search will rely on several data sources, and so will allow to query the list of tools, the title of wiki pages instantaneously with autocomplete.

It also allows to easily jump to another Nasqueron site (the list is provisioned by API) with shorcuts (available with pressing the ? key):


If you wish to test it, go to and try to write something to enter. That could be relevant for Nasqueron, inspired from Ultima spells, or from general knowledge about how to enter a place. If you’re not in a mood to guess, UTSL for some solutions.

Kiba One : a responsive design for Wolfplex

I’m preparing a design for a social and technological alternative cultural center. The design should be able to be declined for several sites, with several accent colors.

It must stay sober but should allow more vivid stuff.

Constraints: a Neuropol text logo, and to reuse a tunnel photo, the two being printed on A3 posters for 3 years, but not really used on the web.

Wolfplex Video Lab. A sample of how to decline the design for a project more visitors-oriented. Camera photos by David Ritter.


We keep the same footer, but with another color for the wiki (MediaWiki as engine). This color is repeated on the topmost 4px line, and then for the site actions (search, login, language selection). To quit the flat 2013 parading, we combine the flat approach with a drop shadow and a BeOS tab for the infobox.
This design can used to show black content too.
And it allows personnalization, like here a sample of an invitation for a cooking event. Spices photos by Zsuzsanna Kilian.


This post has initially been posted to Forrst.


A starting page for a technical community

This coming soon page is for a technical (mainly development and shared resources) community.


The page uses red and gray colors, which are probably going to be main design colors.

I wanted to try some squares as a Mondrian artwork but mainly got 3 columns finally.

Community name won’t be Loreipsum, but final name is still in discussion, so the design is name-neutral.

Font used is Neuropol.

This post were initially posted in Forrst to gather opinions. Since then, name has been settled: the community name will be Nasqueron and also include creative works.

Luka Cvetinovic and Denaric Mikle like that.