I went to Dallas Market Center this week to see all the new home products and hear seminars on recent trends, etc. What caught my eye this time at market was the array of colors. For so long we've seen lots of muted soft tones. They are still very popular but the introduction of many other colors is alive and well.
The Organic Village trend is inspired by the movement to live in bustling urban areas yet maintaining a peaceful and serene lifestyle. This is fueled by the desire to be part of the community while reducing pollution and global warming. Smaller living spaces reflect the socially responsible actions of design and sustainability. The urban village does not sprawl but moves upward with organic rooftop gardens.
The Nocturnal Habitat trend is inspired by the desire to simplify our lives. With a fast paced lifestyle, virtually and digitally, these colors feel soothing yet infuse a wide array of color. We are searching for a restful environment that conveys our ecological values respecting the balance between earth and its people. All living creatures want to feel secure in their surroundings.
Global Oneness celebrates individuality in each of us. It is combined with international influences that shape our world in a vivid exciting palette. Yet stepping out of this global circle we need our own identity. The dramatic colors announce LOOK AT ME!