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Pantone Color of the Year 2015!

Pantone introduced the 2015 color of the year…MARSALA! It’s a beautiful rich, earthy tone that fits perfectly with handmade goods. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said: “Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout […]


Africa is rich in beauty and creativity.  From earthy tribal textiles to bold batik patterns, African prints are becoming very popular in the United States. The following African-inspired products have a modern twist and feature color trends and patterns that artisans can draw inspiration from: EARTHY + NATURAL BRIGHT + BOLD BLACK + WHITE VINTAGE […]

Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color Trends

Fashion Vignette gives a preview of the Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color trends forecasted by Fashion Snoops: FOREST GREEN: Forest is a favored green which stands out especially on wool outerwear. BURGUNDY: A brown-cast alternative to maroon, burgundy becomes one of the most popular reds of the season. NAVY: Navy becomes an increasingly popular choice as a base color […]

Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

Dazzling Blue Chosen for it’s practicality, this particular and peppy tone of cobalt will be the hottest hue for the coming year. You can expect Dazzling Blue to be showing up everywhere in the design world in the coming months, from clothing to accessories to home decor. Check out these 10 Dazzling Blue products! Other popular colors […]

Pattern Trends and More!

In Jude Stewart’s article “Q&A with Michelle Fifis, Pattern Observer” from PRINT, she shares Michelle Fifis’ (founder of the popular design blog, Pattern Observer) comments about “the sometimes-secretive world of textile and surface design”.  Click here to read more!   Images via: (Top row left) Texturable, (Top row right) Schatzi Brown, (Middle row right) From Past to Present, […]

The Fold Unfold Tablecloth

The Fold Unfold Tablecloth is made from digitally printed dyes along the crease lines of a folded tablecloth that makes for an eye-catching spread when opened and laid over a table. The design comes from Copenhagen-based textile and color designer Margrethe Odgaard, a Danish Design School and RISD alum. Commissioned by Hay in Copenhagen, the […]

A Sneak Peek of Pantone’s 2014 Color Forecast

Product development this year needs to pay close attention to the 2014 color trends. Check out Re-Do it Design’s “Sneek Peek-Pantone Colors 2014” post! Re-Do it Design predicts Monaco Blue will be the 2014 color of the year!