Christmas Trends for 2013 – 2014

The Trend Curve™ loves the Holiday season! That's because Christmas assortments are so vital to retail sales and annual category performance that many designers work on creating collections all throughout the year.

Every year we create a new color-and-trend forecast to make developing Holiday-themed collections easy for buyers, trend offices, interior designers and visual display. We highlight the freshest colors, motifs and themes for seasonal home décor and trim. Then we give you concrete suggestions for putting it all to work in products on the shelf or in the store window. 

Our most-recent collection for the Holidays, 'Tis The Season™ 2013-2014 puts The Trend Curve's trend-forecasting expertise at your fingertips! It includes 11 well-researched trends that take you from cutting edge (Neon Noël) to traditional—with a twist (Wise Reprised). My personal favorite is Sweet Nothings. It's all about trend-right sweets for the Holidays (it's not about gingerbread anymore!).

Each trend has its own Trend Card, with four different visuals to show you the trend, plus details about the best motifs, shapes, textures, materials and embellishments to inspire your assortments. You can take these ideas straight into your product development, or use them as a starting point for your own version of the trend.

Knowing that new color plays a big role in catching the consumer's eye, we provide dedicated colors for each trend. Our customers have given us great feedback on this feature! Each palette includes up to four volume sellers. Use these colors in solid-color assortments, or make sure they dominate patterns. Between two and four accent colors are also shown. These hues play supporting roles to the volume choices. Fashion-forward colors are key to the equation. Used in any amount, they say NEW for any trend. 

All these colors are drawn from the 33 colors and pearl shades found in the 'Tis The Season package. You get a full-size swatch that's big enough to share, plus a mini-deck on a ring so you always have a handy reference. 

I personally created 'Tis The Season 2013-2014. I had a great time developing the the colors and the trends based a blend of Holiday and everyday trends I have projected for the future.

'Tis The Season 2013-2014 is available now in the Trend Store. Buy online or call 800.531.6614.