In keeping with the theme of the Juxtaposition category, this trend highlights the use of an intense color accent to contrast with a more muted primary color palette. The result is an immediate first-read dissonance that makes the accent color really pop as a vibrant element in an otherwise orderly design. This trend started showing up in earnest in the mid-2000s, particularly in Fashion, as ‘80s revival swept through the industry. One of the hallmarks of ‘80s design, Day-Glo neon colors, saw a resurgence through brightly colored accessories and graphic patterns. Chromatic Accents then moved into Furniture and other categories. The technique is most effective when the main color palette is subdued, de-saturated, and monochromatic: grays, whites, blacks, or bleached wood tones. The accent colors then really have a background on which to contrast, and are best shown as primary colors (R, Y, B), process colors (C, M, Y), or anything fluorescent. Avoid deep, rich low-value accent colors as they lack the chromatic punch to create the visual slap-in-the-face this trend dictates. Hunter Green: No. Neon Pink: Yes. Concepts that stick to a single accent color (as opposed to several different bright accents) seem to strike the right balance between contrast and cohesion.