Based on images downloaded, and by matching pixel data with download figures, Shutterstock's data team have identified the latest trends in colour and design for 2015.
You’ll see here and in the following images from the Shutterstock collections that the fastest growing tones of the year are varying shades of blue and green.
In its newest infographic, it looked at which colours were most searched for and downloaded, to discover what the most popular colours are around the world.
Shutterstock staff designer and illustrator Jordan Roland says that colour changes from country to country, with one colour meaning an assortment of different things depending on what part of the world it’s viewed in.
In comparison to the UK, Shutterstock has identified the most popular colours for 20 countries across the world.
These four fastest growing colours highlight yet another trend, as all four are on the cool side of the colour spectrum, according to Roland.
Cool colours, like blues, purples, and greens, tend to have a muted, calming effect, while warm colours are brighter and more vivd.
The cool colour spectrum is also seen prominently when the top colours around the world are explored.
Here Shutterstock has identified the most popular colours for 20 countries across the world in comparison to the USA
An interactive World Map version can also be found on the website.
The full report is available here: www.shutterstock.com/trends/colors/2015