At Dallas Market Center’s Holiday & Home Expo, trend and countertrend created an evolving color landscape for Halloween décor. Color went both bolder (see the Members-only post Bold Color for Halloween) and softer.
The softer approach began with warmed whites. Season’s Direct accented them with black, tagging onto an incoming black-and-white trend that was impacting both Halloween and Christmas products. Transpac accented black with off-white in the same spirit.
Combinations at Renaissance 2000 and others went for brown instead. Burlap-inspired mid-tones supported an increasing amount of chocolate for Halloween and Harvest themes that took center stage at Primitives by Kathy and is growing at Galt. Gold glitter (glitter took off again for Halloween) added a touch of luster to both seasonal categories at Adams & Co.
Directional companies ventured into neutralized color. Galt International, for example, showed complex, light-aqua pumpkins. Park Hill’s light pistachio was pale, pretty and indicative of a fresh palette of neutrals that will be sen more often for Halloween and Harvest 2016.