I am pleased to announce that The Trend Curve Colors™ 2009 will ship next week. This is the latest version of our broad color forecast for home décor and I just love it. The collection shows off a new energy for color – an energy it is freed up to embrace because neutrals have grown in importance.
I talk about that balance of color and neutrals in the introduction I wrote to the palette. My brief remarks are accompanied by a series of Trend Cards, showing nine trends we believe in for 2009, ranging from classy to sassy.
Each Trend Card gives a bullet point description of the most important elements of the trend, For example, in some cases it’s the materials, mood and motifs, while others could focus on the forms, embellishments and textures. Then we show you the color story, indicating volume, accent and fashion roles for each of the hues. We also give you 50 trend-right color combinations for the forecast. These groups of four hues will give you a head start on using our new colors in the freshest ways.
This is the first time we have offered Trend Cards with The Trend Curve Colors. We debuted them in our ‘Tis The Season™ Colors collection for the Holidays in 2006, and extended the concept to our KIDS color forecast in 2007. The response has been so unanimously positive that we knew we had to meld color and trend in The Trend Curve Colors 2009.
Subscribers to The Trend Curve have already had an opportunity to pre-order this color, and many of you have responded. Thank you! Look for The Trend Curve Colors 2009 to ship by Monday of next week (and ahead of our promised date, I might add). Subscribers can still email Janice or call her at 800.531.6614 by September 10 to receive last year’s price (our costs for matching and coating the color went up 30%, so we are simply forced to increase the price this year). Because of our commitment to inform and ship new products to our subscriber family first, this product will not be listed online in our Trend Store for a few more days, so contacting the office is the only way to order for now.
Those who do not yet subscribe to The Trend Curve can send Janice an email so you will be notified once The Trend Curve Colors 2009 is available. Non-subscribers can mention this blog and Janice will extend a special $25.00 discount to orders place between September 10 and September 15, 2007.