We understand colour

Who we are

Colour Hive is a London based creative agency with 20 years of experience in trend, colour and material forecasting. Our global and regional expertise are at the centre of our work in developing strategy, content and marketing for our clients. We are also the creators and publishers of MIX Magazine, a quarterly forecasting publication for design and colour professionals. All of the images featured here are created by Colour Hive for MIX Magazine and our Colour Hive members.

What we do

We forecast and track and analyse trends in colour, material and finish for the design industry. In this competitive environment, we have a proven track record in identifying the drivers and commercial outcomes to support your brand direction and product development. We believe in communicating our forecasts through intelligent analysis and beautiful design.  

Trend forecasting & analysis

We’re immersed in the social, economic, political, environmental and technological influences that drive trends andform the core of consumer demands and expectations. Through creative concept and expert industry panels and geographic analysis of the colour nuances within global regions we are confident in the business value of our directions.

Our services include

Bespoke trend panels

Trend design and creation

Industry trend reports

Seminars & speaking

Colour forecasting & analysis

Colour plays a vital role in the success of a brand or product. At Colour Hive we not only forecast colour trends two years ahead of season, but track their global and regional usage, trajectory and longevity to offer unrivalled expertise in colour consultancy.

Our services include

Product colour direction

Colour collection analysis

Industry colour reports

Colour & material design

How surface and materials work in partnership with colour to create new design outcomes is integral to our forecasting. Our CMF (colour, material, finish) forecast is now available as part of the Colour Hive membership.

Our services include

Colour collection creation

Material direction

Bespoke colour and material trends

Art direction, photography & curation

As the creators of MIX Magazine with our own in-house stylists and original photography, we are masters of the visual message. With expertise in art direction of brand showcases to curating exhibitions, we offer an extra dimension to trend visualisation and communication.

Our services include

MIX Magazine image archive

Still life styling


Trend and colour concepts

Trend installations

Exhibition curation

Trend content

To make sure your brand and product gain and maintain the recognition they deserve, we believe in inspirational, relevant and regular communication with the customer. Our experience in engaging design and creative copywriting supports you in delivering your message.

Our services include

Social media content

Creative copywriting

MIX Magazine image archive

Branding & graphic design

Beautiful presentation is an integral part of conveying your design values. We bring our global colour and forecasting expertise and the creation of award winning bespoke graphic and branding design to your brand message.

Our services include

Print & digital design

Branding & identity design

Colour branding

If you would like to talk to us about your project

Daniel LaDuc


+44 (0)20 3627 2388

If you would like to talk to us about Colour Hive membership