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September 17, 2020

CMG’s Key Color Alert 2021+ Color Preview: Uni-Coral

CMG Key Color

Color Alert® is an exciting monthly feature from Color Marketing Group® (CMG), illuminating one color each month from CMG’s World Color Forecast™ and validating our color predictions in the market.



While the global events continue to evolve, the thirst for new, inventive aesthetics is always exciting, color continues to influence through many facets. Uni-Coral, Color Marketing Group’s Asia Pacific 2021+ Key Color, will rise to visually observe the perceived energies of the globe.

Standard Textile fabrics featured: 1) Fitzgerald in Sizzle, 2) Reflex in Volcano, 3) Voltage in Lava, and 4) Crosstown in Blaze

Pump up the Volume!

“Uni-Coral is a strong hybrid of orange and red, and is the perfect color for a “pop-up” anything, fires the energy of the moment, and thrills with the exuberance of vitality.”

In an age of technology, these warm, electric, powerful, colors are the worlds’ virtual playground. The vivid reds explodes with anticipation of leisure time and engagement, as we involve ourselves in our busy lives, but take a step back and allow our devices and artificial intelligence to take on some of the tasks such as house cleaning, food delivery, and home entertainment. Uni-Coral adds a sense of fun, and touch of global awareness to everyday products and appliances.

Add a “pop” of color

A trend direction for color that lends itself to “pop-up” culture from events to retail to fashion, Uni-Coral has a way of taking a moment and energizing excitement among people. Pop-up shops can be physical or virtual in nature, and if done safely, can create a unifying energy. Uni-Coral radiates motivation and drive, perfect for insta(nt) attention. Its playful character brings a much-needed sense of delight, joy, warmth, and extreme happiness. It not only inspires fun, but also the need for action.

From rich red to tangy orange tones, Uni-Coral can breathe life into all aspects of interiors. From accent chairs and window treatments, to pillows and wallcoverings, this punch of color will send vibrant shockwaves and electricity through your interior projects.

Standard Textile fabrics featured: 1) Cambridge in Adobe, 2) Walter in Heirloom, 3) Manchester in Zinnia, 4) Oslo in Blaze, and 5) Staccato in Chili Pepper

How our customers are heating up their interior projects with Uni-Coral

At Standard Textile, we’re seeing requests for wallcoverings, solar shades, and fabrics in both hospitality and healthcare. In hospitality, customers are utilizing big, bold, graphics with bursts of reds and oranges to make a statement in entry ways, guest rooms, and common areas.

The mixing of patterns and finishes create an interesting textural depth that stimulates visually. Uni-Coral creates passion, and a feeling of excitement that can pulsate through the room. While Infusing muted red and orange warm hues create a cozy, secure, intimate feeling. Application of a more subdued Uni-Coral color palette can be found in privacy curtains, upholstery, and window treatments in our healthcare interior applications.

Ready to bring the heat with your next project? Check out our fabric gallery for Uni-Coral color inspiration.



Color Marketing Group® (CMG) is the premier international association for color design professionals. Their mission is creating accurate and relevant color and trend forecast information by connecting global color professionals in their shared passion. Members represent a broad spectrum of designers, marketers, color scientists, consultants, educators, and artists.



About Color Marketing Group’s World Color Forecast™

Color Marketing Group’s multi-industry color design professionals collaborate globally to arrive at their forward-looking color palette of 64 colors. These forecasted colors are supported by color stories that contain each color’s drivers and influences two years ahead. Each of the four global regions identifies their Key Color from their 16 forecasted colors. Product designers across all industries have been influenced by Color Marketing Group’s World Color Forecast for over 57 years.