MIX Magazine

Colour and design insight with a difference.

Finding that perfect place where analysis meets aesthetics, our forecasts are given context through features and essays exploring the drivers behind the design directions and brought to life with original concepts and beautiful photography.

A quarterly print and digital publication by Colour Hive exclusive to Colour Hive members.

Trend drivers

Each issue features thought-provoking essays and insightful editorial from expert contributors to bring context and depth to the forecast.


Ideas and inspiration behind the season's stories.

Design directions

Each issue features two themes for the season with design direction for colour, surface and pattern.

The colours

We are colour experts. Our directional colour palettes are endorsed by an in-depth knowledge of how and why colour families evolve. Each trend features a colour palette with analysis of the interplays and proportions. 

The standards for these colours are referenced to the closest Pantone, NCS and RAL, plus RGB, CMYK, LAB and HEX breakdowns.

Regional focus

The global forecast is supplemented with expert regional observations and colour nuances for Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, North America, Latin America, India, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

Colour tracking

We chart the evolution of colours within families across two years with our unique infographic tools. Understanding the growth, peak, decline and nuance of colour groups is an essential planning tool. 

Colour now

We track our forecasts as they emerge in early adopters one year ahead of the season.

Industry focus

Trend directions in healthcare and wellness, contract and hospitality, solid surfaces and materials futures are some of the in-depth industry focuses from recent issues. 

Shows in context

We bring you editorial insight from the best global design and specialist industry shows. 


We talk to the people making a difference in colour and design.