2014 Trends

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2014 Trends

Radiant Orchid the Pantone color of 2014 blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health. "This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

CMG (Color Marketing Group) describes 2014 color: "Cheerful, overtly optimistic colors are going to be taking a breather in coming years".  Color is "softening" and "settling down". This is why we are seeing so many shades of blue, the most calming hue in the spectrum.

2014 Denim Trend

Denim:  Soft, worn, tried and true hue.

Image ©Angel, courtesy CMG

Breath of Fresh Air:  Inspired by comfort and simplicity.  Stepping away from technology to relax and inhale a breath of fresh air.

Image courtesy Benjamin Moore Paints, "Breath of Fresh Air, 806". 

Benjamin Moore 2014 color trends.

Dazzling Blue: Scintillating shade of cobalt.  Also the color choice for Facebook's logo and Citibank's bike sharing program.

Indigo: A rich, deep blue that is somewhere between blue and purple, indigo has both a classic an modern appeal.

Cayenne: from Pantone site:  "Cayenne, a high pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals."

Faux Taxidermy: Antlers and Animal heads have become a recurrent motif in fabric design, jewelry, and alternative wall décor.  Often with minimal color, monochromatic or 2 tones, these elements bring nature and whimsy to modern interiors. 

Lace:  Lace has been a big trend in Fashion and is getting ready to emerge as a significant design trend in 2014.  Already you can see elements of lace on tabletop products, wall and floor coverings, and home décor accessories.  As Elle Décor said “Your Grandmother’s tablecloth is now hip”