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We are a visionary colour research studio

Our work reshapes the way that brands and organisations think and feel about the future of colour and materials.

Who we are

Luminary is a future research studio, creating design insight and colour inspiration for global brand teams for more than 20 years. Led by Creative Director and leading colour forecaster Anna Starmer, our storytelling offers a unique viewpoint on the future of colour and material innovation.


The Studio

Our new studio in Lewes is a two-floor workshop for inspiration, learning and gatherings. Alongside our creative practice and colour library we are a photographic location and event space for hire, a studio to create, discover, share and grow together.

What we do

We help brands stay connected and inspired. Our deep research unearths future colour inspiration and innovation, our books and presentations envision a long-term view, enabling creative teams to develop a more beautiful connection to future product.

A selection of our clients across the fashion, lingerie, beauty, home and automotive industries, view more here

Our Clients

Our Values

We actively work to inspire a conscious shift in the global design industries, engaging clients to think beyond universal colour 'trends'. We dream of a regenerative future, exploring a wiser, more intuitive way of making and creating.


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“Luminary is THE color service that everyone needs. Anna has an incredible eye for color and storytelling, weaving her experiences, intuition and instinct into beautiful color that we want to wear, buy and immerse ourselves in.”

Design Director, NYC

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“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy

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