I just got off another exciting Pantone Color Trend Webinar, given by Laurie Pressman, VP-Fashion, Home + Interiors at Pantone. There’s ALLOT to share, and I want to bring this to you while it’s fresh in my mind – it’s almost too much to take in, so I omitted Men’s trends (sorry guys) which traditionally enjoy a bit less cross-over from fashion to housewares, although this year’s collection was the most androgynous I have yet seen.
Housewares are going further down the green path, seeing new product offerings merging furniture with plants! I think there may be a better way…I am picturing accessibility to kids and cats – but who am I?
Natural themes continue, headed by mushrooms as the cliché in chachka trends, reinforced by a strong representation of said delicious fungi in food trends, where I continue to enjoy them most – again, just a personal preference.
Vibrant Color and pattern continue in strength into the New Year and beyond, with single-statement color, green materials, folds, and a variety of textures combined to create tension and interest.
Vibrant color mixes with snake-skin and feathers on the runway, and this synergy makes its way into fashion for the home.
Black takes a back-seat in 2012 / 2013 but dark entertainment-driven themes continue, particularly black and feathers mix up finishes of matt, heavily oiled, and race-car lines.
Honeysuckle persists! Captivating, stimulating, up-beat – impossible to ignore but morphs into Carmine pink for the winter – a gorgeous shade seen juxtaposed with marigold – simply arresting
Blues are at the forefront eternal, healing, quite, calming…ethereal
Pinks again; Pink uncharacteristically prominent in a winter pallet, they’re a force to be reckoned with for winter 2012 / 2013; Honeysuckle Pink – but also lobster bisque, and the exciting Carmine shade – a real winter boost!
Purple continues to be a force as well – “passionate, complex, exciting, enigmatic…”
Browns are huge for Fall/Winter, 2013 are leathers in varying finishes. “…earthy, impeccable, honest, respectful…understated…”
Neutrals are really emphasized in the winter 2012 / 2013 color trends “upscale…understated, natural, modern…eternal” and the new pallet, “Composed” puts the idea of neutral as boring completely to rest!
Greens, fresh and unobtrusive are the over-riding key to the Fall/Winter 2012 / 2013 trends. Olive shades and oxidized surfaces are key, and were mentioned throughout the webinar
Gray – “quiet unassuming, classic…timeless. contemplative” is also a trend focus to reckon with, represented in a myriad of colors, textures and finishes – including that alluring oxidized finish seen so often in feathers.
The 2012 / 2013 Pantone vision for the trends is “Refocus by Focusing” – “concentrating on one area that leads to focal point. Refocus, reset the spotlight, exploring new and different ways of thinking – breaking the from mundane and heading toward the unexpected.”
The Pallets are (Drum Roll):
Lodestar – vivid and vibrant, punctuated by a tranquil shade of aqua
Surfaces refocus on: “Luminosity, color adding vibrancy, washed out fabrics, polish and matte, snake-skin – bright and energetic with a sense of confidence…”
“A Counterpoint to loadstar”, calming, well-worn and comfortable shades of khakis and chamois blue-greens…
Finishes refocused on: “Folds and drapes, purposeful simplicity and new modern classics – single color neutral statements – a fresh perspective on casual looks.”
Emphasis on thought-provoking and tranquil blues – gray violets, relieved by the inclusion of an almond tone, focused on the precept that we cannot continue to turn away from environmentally significant weather trends and emergent storm patterns.
Shapes and textures combine into sculptural elements akin to the complex internal structures of nautiloid carapaces.
Surfaces combine hidden pattern with slick and glossy while shapes model the molded, sculptural shapes resembling or including feathers. (see this trend-setting feather pendant ay MyHomeFaceLift:
Bright color combos fly in the face of overwhelming concerns, surfaces are glittery and tactile, fun as opposed to fashion, bright and playful.
Touchtone embodies the – “honest humble discreet, noble” moods. In homewares, wood grain tones resembling this moody pallet emerge beneath or in contrast to metallic surfaces, and quilting is the texture du jour.
Traditional materials (like leather, in varying surfaces) are used and combined to create contemporary and in some cases futuristic shapes.
Names like color names such as Ashley, cloudburst are bandied about; surfaces visit bi-polar extremes from grills and wires, to the soft plush textures of mohair and velvets – grayish tones make monochromatic statements.
“Metallic, oxidized, raw, rough-worn texture combined with soft comfort with rough texture” more of those yummy and complex oxidized green tones.
Facets are very big! “Jewel-like, mosaic, pleats, folds, stretch, geometric, quilting facets and folds create hidden complexity”
And my personal favorite – Peripheral
Luminous, passionate pastels, in intriguing hues combinations – not your Easter basket pastels!
I know what we are doing next week! More trend-talk to come….
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