We LOVE Halloween at The Trend Curve! That’s why we have spent the time to create a color-and-trend forecast to put a laser beam on this holiday. If you haven’t seen our latest version, Haute Halloween and Fall™ 2014, you should take a peek. In the three years since this third-quarter forecast was first released, it has become one of our bestsellers!
So….what will be on-trend two Halloweens from now?
We like the influence of candy corn. It starts with the right palette, which looks great translated to everything from pumpkin décor to table linens. It also looks great on black wreaths, whether sprinkled about, lined up as words or formed into figures, like cats.
For the past several autumns, cats have slipped into the shadows, nudged aside by ravens and owls. Going forward, we’re bullish on traditional black cats again. Expect to see ebony felines as lamp-base decor, toss pillows and even gingerbread cookies, complete with their skeletons outlined in white frosting.
While white pumpkins and gourds will still have a role, black-and-white combinations, a mainstay of home décor, are creeping into Halloween settings, too! White pumpkins will look as comfortable covered in black-and-white optic geometrics as they do in provocative black lace and ribbons.
But high-contrast will not be the only way to express a neutral story for Halloween. The return of warm browns and pastel values to home interiors will result in complex tints—barely there colors and neutrals—that will fit perfectly with everyday décor.
Finally, there will be so many pumpkin possibilities that traditional orange-pumpkin carving may be rendered obsolete! Materials will range from elaborately glazed baroque prints to rustic burlap and open-basket weaves. Tiny funnels, corkscrews, and other odds and ends from kitchen junk drawers will be used to create facial features, causing them to be renamed “junkins.”