Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2013 Design & Color Trends

This is the time of year that everyone does their year end retrospective look and predictions for the upcoming year. Looking back is fine when you are studying history, but I would rather look ahead at what is in store for 2013. So I have pulled together the design and color trends put forth by some of my favorite design sites to share with you.

Next month we will be at the Americas Mart Gift Show picking out our offerings for 2013. I'll update you with what we find there when we return. 

What are the common threads put forth by these trendsetters?

Pantone's 2013 color chart is out. Primary colors are in. Bold colors, not muted. Not pastels. Yellow is the new pink! Yellow will dominate with vibrancy making for lively and stimulating color palettes, fabrics and fittings, according to interior designer, Laura Bielecki. Red is the bold new power color according to Julie Rogowski, of the Boston Design Center, but use it in moderation. Blues are making a comeback.
Primary Colors (image via Moroso60)
Animals, florals and stripes. Pattern is making a comeback ... I foresee fabrics and wall coverings bringing small and massive florals with white backdrops, vintage prints with a twist of white, bold colors and patterns thrown onto a white canvas…. you get the jist! Whatever it is do it on white to make it in style, says Bielecki.
Light blue twiggy stripes.
Objects designed to be touched, experienced on a different level of sensuality. Natural textures, knitted textiles, roots and mushrooms. Neutral materials take on an added dimension with texture.
Roots, wood, natural textures.
The craft trend has been building and 2013 looks like the year that craft decor takes off. Building on the industrial chic designs of the past year, mixing the craft cottage feel with modern industrial style allow(s) one to create a more modern take on the DIY/craft industry. It also add a cozy, warm feeling to a room, is the opinion of the Boston Globe design team. We agree with this trend, having seen it first hand.
Craft Decor (images via Decor8 and Decoholic)
Here are a couple of other design inspirations from Laura Bielecki.
Bold stripes in black and white (Stripe-bombing)

Tribal Patterns
Here is a short design trend observation by Christopher Muther of the Boston Globe
October 03, 2012
When the economy tanked in 2008, homeowners hit the pause button on furniture purchases and home renovations. They stood back, watched their savings and retirement accounts take a roller-coaster ride, and generally stopped investing in home decor. 

Nearly five years later, Julie Rogowski, vice president and general manager of the Boston Design Center, says that sentiment finally may be turning an important and well-decorated corner. “The emphasis is changing from ‘Where can I save the most money’ to ‘What’s the perfect piece that totally reflects me.’ It’s a nice shift,” Rogowski says. “It could be the economy, or it could be that people are ready for change.” 

It’s one of the findings of the Boston Design Center’s yearly trend report, released Wednesday. Each year, Rogowski sifts through the hundreds of new products that arrive in the center’s 82 showrooms to identify changing tastes and trends in interior design. The 550,000-square-foot hub of interior design and architecture is where professional interior designers shop for clients. “People are now looking at their homes and making them more of a reflection of their day-to-day activities,” she says. She says those shifting tastes are apparent in a variety of trends, such as punchy patterns and 1940s Hollywood noir styles.

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