August 13, 2013 7:40 pm
Did you ever wonder where they come up with the colors that will lead predominant interior design trends for the next year? I recently came across a great piece from Gudy Herder of Eclectic Trends, who appears on decor8blog.com.
Herder recently attended a trend conference forum from Mix Global Color Research in London, where Sallie Davies from Global Color Research gave her a sneak peak at the newest color and pattern trends for Fall/Winter 2013-14.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how trends are established, Herder explains that Global Color Research holds biennial sessions bringing together top experts from all over the globe from different industries. Trends that are being observed and shared at these events are done two years in advance.
It’s all about future thinking, discussing certain influences, bringing in their own insights, collaborating, and at the end, defining the trends, Herder says. And she is interested to see how every kind of environmental, economic or psychological issues might influence a new trend.
The major trends that are influencing the color and pattern landscape for the upcoming season Fall/Winter 2013/14 are: Flint, Storm, Clash, Alpine.
Herder says there is a certain Neolithic style going back to our roots reflected by rich earth soil colors, warm neutrals, rust. Primitive aesthetics, organic and handmade themes, found objects meant to express our own personality.
She says sophisticated and soft, rough and ready are the opposites that play nicely together. Thick leathers, hemp yarns and rustic and fossil textures are key for Flint category colors like taupey Lascaux, rich rusty Mammoth, and the classic Bone.
We'll come back in the next report and examine the balance of the 2013/14 fall/winter color trends. And take a look at all the color palettes here. http://decor8blog.com/2013/06/06/four-big-interiors-trends-for-fallwinter-2013.