Have pastel colors gone away for babies and toddlers? The answer is no. But pastel palettes have undergone a metamorphosis, in which hues have become both paler and more complex. That gives them a sophisticated-and-neutralized personality that still looks baby-soft, yet also works well with the juvenile market’s all-important grays and coordinates well with the complex mid-tone values that are popular for Mom and Dad in their everyday décor. Just as importantly, pastels with a complex character feel absolutely new, whether they are used alone or with directional metallic sprinkles.
Here are a few pastel-colored products for kids shown at recent trade shows:
More resources for kids’ trends:
- October issue of The Trend Curve (see Kid’s Color on page 8 and Baby Favorites on page 9).
- December issue of The Trend Curve (see ABC Kids Expo on page 11).
- The Trend Curve Colors™ KIDS 2017. This all-new color-and-trend forecast includes 32 colors and details for 10 trends targeting ages from infant to back-to-school to college. Members of The Trend Curve’s subscriber family can preorder this package at $100.00 savings off the regular Member price through December 7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800.531.6614 or click this link. Preorder expires on 12/7/15.