Color Trending for 2013 – 2014

We are living in uncertain times now, with the economy still at an all time low.  Whether we like it or not, the economy greatly influences the way we live and how we express ourselves in the way we dress, how we feel, or even our homes.  Remember The Hemline Theory which shows that every time skirts get shorter, then our stock markets improve! (Get your minis out again, and cheer us all up)!!

With this theory in mind, color trenders have been greatly influenced by our economy and have come up with palettes for 2013 – 2014 that are there to cheer us up, and to make us feel more secure.   Here is the new color palette for 2013 – 14  from The Color Association of the United States (CAUS).

GreysReds - Entice Cosmic

Blues - Swept Away

Browns GreensPurples

CAUS’s  new palette for is based on the theory of  ‘Seduction’ no less!  Anything that will seduce us, and get our minds away from the reality of life, and the gloomy forecasts.  Each color category has a ‘Seductive’ name such as ‘Entice’ for the reds, and ‘Swept Away’ for the blues.  And have you seen the names they have given the colors themselves – Flirt, Warmth, Fling, Auror, Glow, . . . .   Very seductive!

The overall directives for the coming year are to be less structured in our homes, and mix and match textiles and wall coverings with unusual color combos.  But with so much going on with the colors and textures, it is important to keep things minimalist, and use neutral colors as an anchor to play off the brighter colors and textures better.  In my next blog I will show you how.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


~ by Gabrielle Col on February 10, 2013.

3 Responses to “Color Trending for 2013 – 2014”

  1. Very interesting!

  2. Fabulous colours. The possibilities are endless!

  3. Reblogged this on clipboard.

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