Antiguan architect Simone Sanguinette-Hadeed featured in first ever Caribbean colour trend palette launched by regional design collective


Antiguans should look out for the first ever paint colour collection prepared by Caribbean designers for the Caribbean, just launched across the region. 

The work of Antiguan architect, Simone Sanguinette-Hadeed is showcased in this first of its kind collection produced by the Caribbean Colour Authority and available exclusively from Harris Paints.

The newly formed Caribbean Colour Authority (CCA) is a collective of Caribbean interior designers and colour professionals who have come together to identify colour trends specific to the Caribbean countries they call home.

Individually and together, they have brought together their research and observations, and their knowledge of people and culture to create thematic colour palettes reflective of the unique tastes and desires of the Caribbean. 

The result is the first CCA Caribbean Design Collection, a truly stunning 35 colour collection, made up of seven tantalizing colour stories inspired by our rich culture and approach to colour in the Caribbean. Each story consists of a well-balanced 5-colour mini palette with options to create different looks and at the same time provide fresh and winning colour combinations designed to impress.

You’ll want to wrap yourself in the soft yet sophisticated sun-soaked palette and drift away with the shades of the sky and the shallows in Sanguinette-Hadeed’s beguiling “Heyday” palette.  Reminiscent of pink speckled sands and the glittering shore, this dreamy palette draws on the joys found along the seafront and evokes long happy fun-filled days of treasure hunting, laughing and lounging with a good book.

Sanguinette-Hadeed who has 25 years’ experience designing, residential and commercial spaces in the Caribbean gives credit to the team of professionals she works with at Robertson Ward International Ltd, one of the most established architectural firms in the region.  Of her aesthetic, she says she is endlessly inspired by the 365 beaches for which Antigua is famed.

Joining Sanguinette-Hadeed in the CCA Design Collection are five other colour professionals from across the region including interior designer, Karen Booker from Jamaica; visual artist Naja Simeon and interior designer Merlicia Melius from Saint Lucia; and two other interior designers from Barbados and St Vincent respectively, Melissa Browne and Pamisha Wright.  

Already garnering industry attention.  Carl Minchew, Executive Director, Color Guild International Inc., a global marketing and colour forecast co-operative for the paint and coatings industry, remarked: “There are many influences that shape our world.

  Our environment, our personal and shared experiences, and our community shapes our outlook and preferences.  Digital communication connects us more than ever but can be frenzied and disconnected from our experience. I applaud this local initiative that uses proven colour forecasting methodology to bring special focus to the Caribbean community. 

By working hand in hand with local designers, the CCA has produced a Collection that recognizes and celebrates the unique and special culture of the people in the region through colour expression.” 

The unique collaboration was spearheaded by world renowned International Colour Expert, Fawn Chang, who has been on the leading edge of colour and design trends for over 30 years. 

Having worked in the Caribbean for the last decade, Chang recognized the need for more representation and set about creating a Caribbean collective to create their own sensational colour palettes which represent life in the Caribbean.

In need of a partner to produce the collection and help fund promotion, Chang turned to Harris Paints, known for their high-quality products which are widely distributed in 15 countries across the region.

“We are extremely happy to sponsor the CCA Caribbean Design Collection”, exclaimed the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Harris Paints, Luke Ticknor. “As a regionally based company we invest heavily in the region and I believe Caribbean people are like none other when it comes to their appreciation of vibrant colour and design.  We think our customers will love this collection and it gives us great pride to help provide visibility and exposure for local talent.”

Discover the CCA Caribbean Design Collection at /championsofcolour

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