Trends

Here, we identify the trends taking hold worldwide—and those just emerging from borough to borough.

They come and go, varying with each passing season. They’re found on the runways, but soon seque to city streets. They delineate a generation and pop up years later for a revered encore. These are the trends to watch, to celebrate, to look to. These are the innovations that will broaden your design horizon.

At Design in Color, we explore what’s coming and going in colors, aesthetics, layouts, and textures.

It’s here where we are aware of the shifts that are evident throughout every industry. We might explain how metallic accents and finishes emerge through the industries of fashion and architecture but also make their way into furniture and interior design. We might discuss how jewel tones remain relevant and elegant, finding their way into panel draperies and velvet egg chairs. It’s here where we investigate design ranging from Scandinavian to midcentury, the slow movement to Japanese wabi-sabi. And it’s here where we see how the hunger for minimalism influences design choices in novel ways, and how neutrals are rising and changing in support of this trend.

We curate all the trends blossoming in NYC, from the designers like you who travel the world and bring innovative interpretations back home. We expose the small movements in the avant‑garde districts of our own buzzing metro. We invite you to come along for the ride. Join us as we feature the trends that push boundaries and provide fresh perspectives on our work. We hope these tales inspire you, as trend followers and trend makers, and help you to anticipate how trends will have an impact on your work and help you see how your design is influencing new trends to come. Join in the conversation, send photos of your projects, and tell us about the innovators and original thinkers who you are partnering with who we may want to put in the limelight.

Neutral Territory

Our very own resident adviser, Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, from Pratt & Lambert Paints, gives us a first look at the newest statement neutrals.

Captivate with Color

Pratt & Lambert’s 2017 Color Trend Forecast inspires the next year in design by highlighting wellness, technology, and sustainability.

Color Ahead of Our Time

Looking for the need-to-know on color trends for 2018 and beyond? Pratt & Lambert has the latest from the CMG’s recent International Summit.

Color Reflections

We take a deep dive into how the bold palettes of Pratt & Lambert’s 2016 Color Trends influenced the worlds of design and interiors.

A Design Jewel in Brooklyn

Caitlin Mociun’s unusual life story has translated into a unique vision of design, as well as a one-of-a-kind approach to retail.

Green with Envy

Drawing us in with its unmistakable intrigue and captivating enigmatic qualities, Pratt & Lambert® Paints’ 2017 Color of the Year, Leafy Bower, has our attention.