March 2019 / Roll Out the Crystal Ball

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Global research reflects shifts in design preferences outlined in seven novel trend directions within home fashion for the upcoming seasons. Cultural influences, craftsmanship, material collages, Pantone color stories, design buzzwords, and the latest products to enter the market are what make up the collection of features within this month’s issue of Trendease. Stay relevant and stay on top by reading these reports. Get inspired with the March edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's March Marvels

Frankfurt — This month Trendease brings you yet another issue brimming with design futures for the home industries. Seven fresh design directions outline consumer taste profiles for the coming seasons, each complemented by Pantone color stories, material selections, and new product launches. This edition promises to deliver cutting-edge research from global teams comprised of experts in the field.

Bye Uniformity, Hello Unorthodox Combinations

Frankfurt — Based on international research, at Ambiente last month in Frankfurt, bora.herke.palmisano presented the latest in lifestyle trends for the consumer goods sector. In this gallery see 50 images that highlight fresh products, give merchandising ideas, and inform you of the hottest material choices and colors, with Pantone references. Enjoy this smorgasbord of upbeat designs.

Simply Beautiful, Calm & Honest

Frankfurt — Here natural materials are united with a love of experimentation and traditional handicraft practices where textiles such as wool, silk, hemp and linen as well as wood, stone, straw, natural or glazed clay and ceramics are repeatedly the result of recycling efforts. Subscribers can see over 50 supporting images with Pantone colors and a material collage.

Timeless Elegance with a Flawless Finish

Frankfurt — What is timeless elegance to you? One-of-a-kind pieces? Precious materials? Rich colors? Refined taste? During one of the largest consumer goods fairs, this tasteful interior was staged for retailers to be inspired and source producers of the most in-demand styles, while also taking note of a corresponding Pantone color story.

Stardust & a Modern Fairy Tale

Frankfurt — Stars and stardust are the inspiration for this poetic modern fairy tale. This delicate color spectrum ranges from light pastels to neutral, purist shades, and cool gold. Illumination, backlighting, transparency, hazy tints, and blurred edges inspire the elegant palette. Natural colors come from materials such as stone, mother-of-pearl, and paper.

Curious Celebrations

Frankfurt — The glamorous color guide captivates with its essential luminosity for the upcoming holiday seasons. Elegant dark shades blend with striking, intense colors; a Pantone color story is provided for reference. Iridescent metallic hues with brilliant luster and perfect color gradations create a magical melting pot of color. Curiosities in the likes of crystals, beetles, and butterflies make it to center stage.

Natural & Authentic Modernity

Frankfurt — This sensual, highly emotional theme brings scenic beauty and natural simplicity to the home and to festive decorations. The harmonious, earthy color chart reflects the close connection to nature. Calm, cool and purist neutral shades sit next to warm, fired tones and matcha green. Matt, rough and untreated finishes underline the original color character of this natural and restrained look

Enveloped in Butterscotch & Sugar Icing

Frankfurt — A style in which you can almost literally taste the color! Evergreen, gingerbread, peach, nougat, bittersweet, strawberry ice, rum raisin and coconut create a recipe in which the Christmas classics of red and green come alive. The effect of the colors is enhanced by finishes reminiscent of sugar icing, sugar beads, hundreds and thousands, and butterscotch.

NEWSLETTER #634 - Interior Colors for 2020

Worldwide — In some places you can experience all four seasons in a single day in March, which could be inspiring, or frustrating, maybe even a little of both. Regardless of where you may be, this week’s gallery will get you ready for the 2020 seasons in terms of interior directions. Subscribers will find mood boards and three Pantone color stories within.

Print designs from Poppy

NEWSLETTER #635 - World Exhibition Stand Awards

Frankfurt — This week we learned that Trendease International is a finalist in the World Exhibition Stand Awards. For 2019 we brought in Poppy, where print designer Jennifer Hunt supplied us with inspiring print designs that we used to cover over 50 items with 37 unique materials in a seamless flow. So, depending upon where you were standing all of the products were camouflaged onto the same canvas.