Product design is influenced by trends coming out of Europe, fashion and home decor. Coming to a Post-it® Note, iPad case and throw pillow near you, here is a sampling of what we will see in 2011:
There are a few events in England that will influence the world in 2011, including the royal wedding and the premiere of the final Harry Potter film. We’ll see florals and lace with muted tones and a vintage feel. This Garden Party trend is romantic with a sense of tradition and formality, but with a playful and younger touch — think Kate Middleton.
Greige Glamour is a structured look that is a combination of grays and beiges with minimalistic shapes and patterns. There is a high sense of sophistication to this trend. The neutral tones of greige will take center stage this year.
Consumers will look to new color combinations from foreign lands based on their desire to escape their everyday challenges. Global Bazaar is bright with saturated hues and bold patterns inspired by nature, travel and exploration. This trend is influenced by Turkey, Africa and India with tapestry-like patterns and traditional tribal design elements and color, as well as natural materials.