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 imagery.

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

Influences & Editorial

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

Design Directions

Forecast two years ahead of the season, our stories feature original concepts with colour, surface and pattern direction.

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.

Geographic Focus

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

Colour Continuity & Tracking

We chart the continuation and evolution of colours within families across two years with our unique infographic tools.

Colour Now

We chart our directions as they emerge in early adopters one year ahead of the season.


From specialist industries to new talent, recent focuses include healthcare, contract, fragrance, surface directions and graduate showcases.

Shows in Context

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