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Hight Point NC, Trends Report for 2014

Hight Point NC, Trends Report for 2014

The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina (10/19/13-10/24/13) was AWESOME! Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing! It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year.

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The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina (10/19/13-10/24/13) was AWESOME! Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing! It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year. View All Photos
For those of you who just want the BUZZ words for 2014, here you go:
     *Blues as the basic ‘neutral’ color
     *Orange used as accent color
     *Animal prints & ‘hair on hide’ usage
     *Metals (especially aged golds)
     *Geometric patterns
     *Upholstery tufting
     *Texture: in natural woods and rug patterns
     *Industrial elements in lighting
     *Structured furniture lines
     *Accessory items that look raw and hand made
Trends 2014 A
Homebuildlife Forcast
Homebuildlife is a research and analysis organization that supplies information and data to the industry. I attended their seminar on Trend Forecasting for 2014, which was very interesting. They broke down the influence on the current trends into 3 distinct categories:
      1. Industrial Evolution
      2. Modern Myth
      3. Rendering Reality
Industrial Evolution: We are at the dawn of a new machine age where recycling, up-cycling and transforming waste into beautiful innovative products is our focus.
Modern Myth: The integration of multi-ethnic art, design & architecture. A strong handcrafted feel in machine made products.
Rendering Reality: Playful perspectives and technology manipulated images to create shape, depth and geometry.
Trends 2014 C Trends 2014 D
Breath of Fresh Air – Color of the Year
Benjamin Moore Paints earlier this month released its highly anticipated ‘Color of the Year 2014’ as part of its Color Trends 2014 palette. The big winner is #806 Breath of Fresh Air, which is the first color shown below! It can be paired with other colors to create a warmer or cooler expression.
Benjamin Moore’s  creative director Ellen O’Neill said “We chose Breath of Fresh Air because we were seeing it across several different environments – it’s our new neutral. ”  She also added, “We know that color is the ultimate form of personal expression, so we curated this collection to help consumers create beautiful spaces with confidence.”  View All Photos
Breath of Fresh Air
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