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Subject: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 90s Guy on 02/03/18 at 3:18 pm

The 1960s were defined first by very neutral colors in clothing (usually white dress shirts and grey/black slacks on men) with sometime pastels creeping in around the mid 1960s. Film was either vibrant and lush or gritty and realistic. Around 1966 however this changed and there was very highly saturated, vibrant color in film, TV and clothing (think of the saturated nature of the 1966 Batman TV series, the original Star Trek, the 1967 Dragnet, the lush colors of the 60s James Bond films, etc; think of the brightly colored Hippie clothing). This peaked in 1966-1968 and beginning around 1969 you began to see Earth Tones slowly creeping in in clothing and more muted, realistic colors in film as independent film began to rise.

The 1970s were defined by earth tones in clothes, and more muted/gritty (yet still rather vibrant) color tones in film and television (take for example the more realistic tones of the 70s Bond films, shows like All in the Family and such). The end of the 1970s had more neutral colors in fashion, greys, light blues, and browns, and the films took on a very natural, non-vibrant look (consider 1977's Saturday Night Fever and compare it to say Serpico in '73).

The 1980s had different phases. The early 80s looked pretty similar to the 70s in terms of tones in fashion, tv and film. The mid 80s were bright and colorful in a way similar to the 1960s, but less saturated; the late 1980s had a slick, grey, polished sort of look and followed by the beginning of neon in clothes at the very end of the decade

The early 1990s were a mixture of neon and earth tone colors, moving toward brighter fashion in the mid 90s, and back to a more neutral palette in the late 90s in clothes and film. TV was bright generally and upbeat (See The Sopranos, Seinfeld or Friends)

The post 9/11 2000s marked a turn toward almost grey, dark color tones in film and TV (look at the Sopranos Season 4 and compare it to the first two seasons; Look at the Nolan Batman films compared to the more lush 1990s Batman films, etc). Clothes colors were generally very muted and dull overall.

What of the 2010s?


Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/03/18 at 3:55 pm

Bright colours. Bright yellow, pink, blue, especially during the early part but this trend went on all throughout this decade. The colour tone this decade was fairly reminiscent of the 1980s.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Toclafane on 02/03/18 at 4:45 pm

I feel like the colour tone of the 2010s is very washed out dystopian, teal and orange, yellow and blue. Im basing this off of film and TV since fashion i've ssen a variety of colours and cant pinpoint that down to a few.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 02/03/18 at 5:28 pm

Very bright and colourful, at least the 2009-2017 portion of this decade. I think late 2017/2018 has been getting more muted, but it might just be the winter.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: duenas8 on 02/03/18 at 6:28 pm

In the early 2010s bright colors, such as neon pink and green were very popular due to popularity of EDMs parties, while in the late 2010s darker colors were more predominant, influenced by trap singers. Although in the whole decade, fashion was really colorful

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/03/18 at 6:29 pm


In the early 2010s bright colors, such as neon pink and green were very popular due to popularity of EDMs parties, while in the late 2010s darker colors were more predominant, influenced by trap singers. Although in the whole decade, fashion was really colorful

EDM is still more popular than ever... EDM never went away this decade. People go to EDM parties all the time and they never done that before. EDM never declined and I doubt it even reached its peak. EDM music is like Emo music was in the 2000s or how hair metal was in the '80s.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: musicguy93 on 02/03/18 at 7:20 pm


EDM is still more popular than ever... EDM never went away this decade. People go to EDM parties all the time and they never done that before. EDM never declined and I doubt it even reached its peak. EDM music is like Emo music was in the 2000s or how hair metal was in the '80s.


I agree, EDM defines the 2010s as a whole, as opposed to a specific portion of the decade.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/03/18 at 7:41 pm

Well in hip hop circles, the color definitely was purple.

http://www.mixtapetorrent.com/system/files/purplecodeine39.jpg

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/03/18 at 9:39 pm

I noticed a lot of yellow this decade

https://i.redd.it/0t8enz498zxy.png

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: AndrewShannon on 02/04/18 at 4:20 am

I think films are either extremely pastel-oriented or extremely neutral until now, but on the ground it was very cold, muted and unsaturated.

Until 2012 scene, neons and bold colors ruled, sure, but that was still 2000s holdovers. About late 2012 and early 2013 it was switching, some less saturated pastels I remember, then from 2014-2016 was mostly cold greys, muted greens, unsaturated browns, whites, light pinks, etc., though in my chemistry class in early 2015 there was lots of dark, but still cool, greys and blacks; dark neutrals. Late 2015 had a big denim craze, but that was just a fad that lasted only a few weeks. 2016 had more bold colors, earth tones and saturated colors come back, but it still wasn't very big, only when hipster died in 2017 did the cold, unsaturated colors become less and less by wide margins until now when everyone around me wears quite bold colors and even a few pastels.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 02/04/18 at 8:24 am

The Sopranos was more of a 2000's show. It didn't even spend a whole year in the 1990's and it (most certainly) peaked in the 2000's.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Milk on 02/04/18 at 10:29 am

Definitely more muted and not that bright especially around 2014-2016

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 02/04/18 at 10:38 am


I noticed a lot of yellow this decade

https://i.redd.it/0t8enz498zxy.png


That picture in the middle defines it

http://static.jeffbullas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Millennials-on-their-phones.jpg

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Lizardmatum on 02/04/18 at 12:22 pm

2010 - 2012
a lot of white, neon yellow, neon pink and very light blues. Emphasis on looking bright. I notice in film and pictures of this time that there is a certain shiny, glossiness to peoples skin and hair during this time. The stereotypical music video of this time was bright and flashy, with lots neon lights and lens flares used. Flashy is the word I'd use to describe this time

2013 - 2017
a lot of pastel colors used with a soft tone like pastel pink, blue, green, balanced by dark blues and blacks. Soft solid colors are used a lot in logos. This time period is still colorful like the early 2010's but less of the neon and more of a focus on solid softer colors. This is also represented by music videos of this time period. Colorful but not bright.

Overall a very colorful time. But that might change soon!

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: John Titor on 02/04/18 at 2:07 pm


The 1960s were defined first by very neutral colors in clothing (usually white dress shirts and grey/black slacks on men) with sometime pastels creeping in around the mid 1960s. Film was either vibrant and lush or gritty and realistic. Around 1966 however this changed and there was very highly saturated, vibrant color in film, TV and clothing (think of the saturated nature of the 1966 Batman TV series, the original Star Trek, the 1967 Dragnet, the lush colors of the 60s James Bond films, etc; think of the brightly colored Hippie clothing). This peaked in 1966-1968 and beginning around 1969 you began to see Earth Tones slowly creeping in in clothing and more muted, realistic colors in film as independent film began to rise.

The 1970s were defined by earth tones in clothes, and more muted/gritty (yet still rather vibrant) color tones in film and television (take for example the more realistic tones of the 70s Bond films, shows like All in the Family and such). The end of the 1970s had more neutral colors in fashion, greys, light blues, and browns, and the films took on a very natural, non-vibrant look (consider 1977's Saturday Night Fever and compare it to say Serpico in '73).

The 1980s had different phases. The early 80s looked pretty similar to the 70s in terms of tones in fashion, tv and film. The mid 80s were bright and colorful in a way similar to the 1960s, but less saturated; the late 1980s had a slick, grey, polished sort of look and followed by the beginning of neon in clothes at the very end of the decade

The early 1990s were a mixture of neon and earth tone colors, moving toward brighter fashion in the mid 90s, and back to a more neutral palette in the late 90s in clothes and film. TV was bright generally and upbeat (See The Sopranos, Seinfeld or Friends)

The post 9/11 2000s marked a turn toward almost grey, dark color tones in film and TV (look at the Sopranos Season 4 and compare it to the first two seasons; Look at the Nolan Batman films compared to the more lush 1990s Batman films, etc). Clothes colors were generally very muted and dull overall.

What of the 2010s?


the 2000s were more colorful, think bling bling, juicy couture pink pants, colorful jerseys

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Dundee on 03/20/18 at 12:20 pm

Millenial pink

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d0105731685e5b2b3daecf2fa00c9affaba832f1/0_0_2560_1536/master/2560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=704a65f59174f23153851df17443ff6c

Colorful, but still kinda unsaturated and washed out, perfect for this decade

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/20/18 at 1:01 pm


Millenial pink

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d0105731685e5b2b3daecf2fa00c9affaba832f1/0_0_2560_1536/master/2560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=704a65f59174f23153851df17443ff6c

Colorful, but still kinda unsaturated and washed out, perfect for this decade

Yeah that is pretty much the perfect colour to define this decade, that and a washed out yellow.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 03/20/18 at 1:58 pm

Red because red plaid/flannel shirts and my red Aeropostale hoodie for the early 2010s.  8)

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: ofkx on 03/20/18 at 2:04 pm

Pastels were widely used this decade. Also green and yellow are everywhere, especially during the early part.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Rainbowz on 03/20/18 at 3:23 pm


Millenial pink

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d0105731685e5b2b3daecf2fa00c9affaba832f1/0_0_2560_1536/master/2560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=704a65f59174f23153851df17443ff6c

Colorful, but still kinda unsaturated and washed out, perfect for this decade

This.
I remember this color being common in fashion during the 2014-2015 school year.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: ofkx on 03/20/18 at 3:33 pm


Millenial pink

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d0105731685e5b2b3daecf2fa00c9affaba832f1/0_0_2560_1536/master/2560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=704a65f59174f23153851df17443ff6c

Colorful, but still kinda unsaturated and washed out, perfect for this decade

Oh yeah I completely forgot about this colour. I think it inspired the rose gold iPhones?

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/25/18 at 3:18 pm

Rainbow, for legalization of gay marriage nation wide!  :D :D :D

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Gay_flag.svg/2000px-Gay_flag.svg.png

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Wobo on 03/25/18 at 3:22 pm


Rainbow, for legalization of gay marriage nation wide!  :D :D :D

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Gay_flag.svg/2000px-Gay_flag.svg.png

That's 2015's color lol.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/25/18 at 3:26 pm


That's 2015's color lol.

2015 is the peak of the 2010's so....

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: batfan2005 on 03/25/18 at 6:45 pm


2015 is the peak of the 2010's so....


Was that when many FB profile pics had that background? Also in 2015 was that dress you couldn't tell if it was blue and silver or black and gold, lol.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Wobo on 03/25/18 at 6:46 pm


Was that when many FB profile pics had that background? Also in 2015 was that dress you couldn't tell if it was blue and silver or black and gold, lol.

I remember that lol

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/25/18 at 6:51 pm


Was that when many FB profile pics had that background? Also in 2015 was that dress you couldn't tell if it was blue and silver or black and gold, lol.

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Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Dundee on 03/25/18 at 6:52 pm

The dress is white and gold folks

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/25/18 at 6:55 pm


The dress is white and gold folks

It is factually black and blue.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/25/18 at 6:57 pm

Yup it's black and blue I can't for the life of me see white and gold.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Dundee on 03/25/18 at 7:11 pm


It is factually black and blue.
Nah, it's gold & white. All those black & blue supposedely "facts" are conspiracy bullsheesh meant to dupe the normal citizen in believing inane inventions by a group decidely motivated to troll about

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/25/18 at 7:14 pm


Nah, it's gold & white. All those black & blue supposedely "facts" are conspiracy bullsheesh meant to dupe the normal citizen in believing inane inventions by a group decidely motivated to troll about

No it is actually black and blue. There is no white and gold to it. I don't know if you're trolling or not but if not, please trust me that my eyes do clearly see black and blue, no white and gold in that picture. And if you really do see white and gold, I just find that super strange and wonder how it's possible for people to see such different things, but I do believe you. I just don't know how it's possible for people to see different colours on there.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/25/18 at 7:15 pm


Nah, it's gold & white. All those black & blue supposedely "facts" are conspiracy bullsheesh meant to dupe the normal citizen in believing inane inventions by a group decidely motivated to troll about

It's black and blue, dude. Get f#cking a clue!

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Dundee on 03/25/18 at 7:20 pm


It's black and blue, dude. Get f#cking a clue!

No it is actually black and blue. There is no white and gold to it. I don't know if you're trolling or not but if not, please trust me that my eyes do clearly see black and blue, no white and gold in that picture. And if you really do see white and gold, I just find that super strange and wonder how it's possible for people to see such different things, but I do believe you. I just don't know how it's possible for people to see different colours on there.

Yadda Yadda the black & white krew back at it again trying (and failing) to brainwash me in their insanity ::)

Lol im joking huh ;)

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Milk on 03/25/18 at 7:57 pm

omg are you guys seriously bringing up the dress debate from 2015?  :-\\

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/25/18 at 8:13 pm


omg are you guys seriously bringing up the dress debate from 2015?  :-\\

I'm mentally and emotionally stuck in the mid 2010s, sue me.  ;D

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 03/25/18 at 8:23 pm


Yadda Yadda the black & white krew back at it again trying (and failing) to brainwash me in their insanity ::)

Lol im joking huh ;)


It is white and gold.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: piecesof93 on 03/25/18 at 8:28 pm


omg are you guys seriously bringing up the dress debate from 2015?  :-\\

lmao I'm dying at this conversation  ;D ;D.

It's actually black and blue though.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 03/25/18 at 9:24 pm

Yellow, earth green, black, lime green, purple

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Rainbowz on 03/25/18 at 9:43 pm


Yellow, earth green, black, lime green, purple

I don't know how but for a split second, I thought this said "earth round" ;D

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 03/25/18 at 10:21 pm


I don't know how but for a split second, I thought this said "earth round" ;D


Lol that would be really silly since the earth is actually flat.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: Dundee on 01/29/19 at 3:56 pm


Millenial pink

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d0105731685e5b2b3daecf2fa00c9affaba832f1/0_0_2560_1536/master/2560.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=704a65f59174f23153851df17443ff6c

Colorful, but still kinda unsaturated and washed out, perfect for this decade
I think this is still a great color to define this decade!

The "All About That Bass" video for instance had this pink and a whole pastelle color palette that goes with it for instance
7PCkvCPvDXk

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: John Titor on 01/29/19 at 3:59 pm

Early 2010s - Neon, anything futuristic
commercials used fonts that were avant Garde


Mid 2010s  Beige muted colors like Yeezy Season and anything that Kim K would wear.
End of the world looking clothes. Very minimal colors.
For Commercials  most used hipster looking fonts, lots of browns, off Reds


Late 2010s  Neon is  back (orange ), Metalllics, Millenial pink

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/29/19 at 4:43 pm


Early 2010s - Neon, anything futuristic
commercials used fonts that were avant Garde


Mid 2010s  Beige muted colors like Yeezy Season and anything that Kim K would wear.
End of the world looking clothes. Very minimal colors.
For Commercials  most used hipster looking fonts, lots of browns, off Reds


Late 2010s  Neon is  back (orange ), Metalllics, Millenial pink


I have not seen neon orange make a comeback. The orange that's popular here is pumpkin orange, like the autumn colour. Earthy colours in general for the late 2010s where I'm at (although it got started in the mid-2010s): pumpkin orange, mustard yellow (gamboge), various shades of green and brown, bordeaux red/wine red etc.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/29/19 at 4:52 pm


I think this is still a great color to define this decade!

The "All About That Bass" video for instance had this pink and a whole pastelle color palette that goes with it for instance
7PCkvCPvDXk


Yeah, I've been noticing a lot of pastels throughout mid-late 2010s.

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/29/19 at 5:03 pm

Also after I went to the UK, I really realized how local fashion and colours can be, even in this world of global fast fashion chains. When I was there, the national uniform was grey, black and navy blue. I felt daring when I wore my red and white gingham shirt and red converse ;D

Then I came back to Canada and nobody shied away from primary colours like blue, red, and people wore a lot of whites too. Blacks were rarer in our relatively humid summer (the UK has no summer to speak of, sorry facts only :-X)

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: John Titor on 01/29/19 at 7:12 pm


I have not seen neon orange make a comeback. The orange that's popular here is pumpkin orange, like the autumn colour. Earthy colours in general for the late 2010s where I'm at (although it got started in the mid-2010s): pumpkin orange, mustard yellow (gamboge), various shades of green and brown, bordeaux red/wine red etc.


I think mostly because it was just debuted a few months ago, gotta wait until Zara steals it and sells it

In the runway circuit neon is huge again thanks to Prada

Subject: Re: What color tones defined the 2010s?

Written By: BornIn86 on 01/30/19 at 12:02 am


EDM is still more popular than ever... EDM never went away this decade. People go to EDM parties all the time and they never done that before. EDM never declined and I doubt it even reached its peak. EDM music is like Emo music was in the 2000s or how hair metal was in the '80s.


The biggest difference between EDM and Emo and hair metal is that there are enough different types of EDM to keep the genre going for far longer.

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