MIX Magazine is the print and digital quarterly for design and colour professionals.
Created and published by Colour Hive, over 140 pages you’ll find thought provoking influences and insightful editorial that bring context and depth to the design directions.
With focuses from art, architecture, interiors, technology and beauty, to showcases for new talent and graduates, MIX Magazine continues to promote the best of global design and innovation.
In each issue, you'll find...
INFLUENCES | From initiatives and product innovations to exhibitions and happenings, these references form the underlying narrative for our design stories at the start of each new season.
DESIGN DIRECTIONS | Each of our design directions for the season is explored over 30 informative and inspiring pages.
OVERVIEW | An in-depth editorial on the global drivers informing the story with an introduction to the narrative and visual aesthetic.
FEATURES & ESSAYS | For each story we commission editorial features to explore aspects of the drivers in more depth.
COLOUR PALETTES | Each design direction has a palette of eight colours, an analysis of structure and composition and palette building with proportions.
MIX colours are referenced to closest PANTONE® TPG, NCS – Natural Colour System® and RAL Design colours, plus RGB, LAB and CMYK breakdowns and HEX codes.
COLOUR FLOW | The complete seasonal palette in both a flow and swatch format highlights the overall colour direction and Continuity Colours.
CONTINUITY COLOURS | Reflecting a less transient approach to colour development, each season we carry through ten key colours and reframe them in new contexts.
COLOUR OBSERVATIONS | To assist with effective colour planning, here we chart how colour families are evolving with a season-on-season comparison infographic.
COLOUR REFERENCES | A season-on season comparison view of colours by family.
SURFACE & PATTERN | Two double page mood boards for each story give a first look at surface and pattern aesthetics.
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS | Each design direction is viewed through a regional lens with contributions from local experts. This unique perspective features drivers and applications as well as region-specific colour nuances.
MIX(ed) MESSAGES | A thought-provoking look at the influences, micro-drivers and projects with the potential to spark ideas in the future.
COLOUR NOW | One year on from our forecasts, we feature an image-led showcase of early adopters of the stories in sectors including retail, fashion, accessories, furniture, lighting and textiles.
COLOUR STORIES | In each issue our editor spotlights a colour, from the history of singular iconic hues to timely observations on current colour trends.
FOCUS | This fourteen-page section features editorial and reports on a single key sector or event. Recent issues have included focuses on Art, Lighting, Milan Design Week and spring shows including Stockholm Furniture Fair, Heimtextil and Maison & Objet.
SCHEDULE | An exhibition planner for the year ahead.