ICFF 2015: Color and Material Trends
My name is Natalie and I have known Kristen and Geraldine for many years, first as a co-worker and fellow designer, then as a friend. When they invited me to help them with their first ever trade show (Surtex) I jumped at the chance!
In between helping Pattern Pod customers and running to the Apple Store for extra power cords (J), I took advantage of visiting ICFF in the pavilion next door, to see what the latest design trends were. Continue reading
2014 Spring RTW Runway Review
This edition focuses on the 2015 Spring Runway shows that recently finished up in Paris.
We analyzed 842 designs from 184 designers in four cities, New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
Graphic trends that gained momentum in 2015 are “Topstitching”, “Plaid” and “Digital Printing”. Of course “Florals” always make an appearance in the spring shows and the “Lace” trend is going strong. Continue reading
2014 Neocon Color Review
This month, we flew to Chicago to take in all the eye candy at Neocon, and what a trip! We spoke with quite a few people who agreed that the show seemed more lively this year… perhaps this is what we saw translate into color as well.
NEOCON COLOR – EARTH TONES: We saw plentitudes of bright and saturated primary and secondary colors, as well as a gorgeous array of earth tones. Wood and bright felt ruled the show, complemented by sophisticated shades of gray. We sense a “farm to table in the office” trend emerging, with sleek and rustic colors and materials reminiscent of wood and reclaimed steel. Continue reading
The Flavor of Color
This week Pattern Pod was asked to be interviewed for The Social Restaurant Podcast, by Nate Riggs. Nate hosts a weekly show that is very influential in the chain restaurant food industry. Each episode is published to multiple podcasting networks, iTunes, blogged about and featured at FastCasual.com. We were so excited for this opportunity. It really helped us delve into color theory in a very different way. Be sure to listen to it, and let us know your thoughts and comments.
Because of this opportunity, we are taking this color trend letter in a more specific direction, and honing in on color in the hospitality industry, and especially restaurants. We thought we would share some of our insights with you! We hope you find it educational. Continue reading
Color Palettes Inspired by Nature
Nature inspires us in all sorts of ways. We look to nature for design and color inspiration. Nature has an amazing way of combining colors that are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. In this Trend Letter we developed our color palettes from nature. Continue reading
How to Mix Patterns in a Room: 3 Easy Tips
We (obviously) love patterns and color. We can’t get enough! When you gravitate towards lots of different patterns and colors like we do, it can be challenging to make them all work together in your home décor or in a particular room. Here are three simple rules to follow when mixing patterns.
Tip One: Using Color to Mix Patterns