Brentano releases 2014 color forecast

Focus shifts to cooler colors for textiles and interior design

Brentano 2014 Color ForecastBrentano's 2014 color forecast includes (from left to right) Seafern, Coral, Linen, Sapphire, Gold and Charcoal.
WHEELING, Ill. - Six colors have captured the attention of the Brentano Design Studio for 2014, according to the textile company's latest color forecast.

Distilled from an analysis of reigning trends, innovations in fashion and the shifting tastes of designers, the colors comprising Brentano's 2014 color forecast "anticipate the needs of interior designers and will direct the Design Studio in their color selections for the coming year," according to a press release.

"Every year we see new, exciting colors emerge - like the Seafern and Coral we're forecasting for 2014," said Iris Wang, Brentano design director. "These ‘emerging colors' typically aren't prevalent on the market yet, but they show signs of popularity.

"While emerging colors make great accents and can quickly update a space, most interior color trends move more slowly to accommodate the permanent fixtures in a design. Our fifth annual color forecast reflects that pace. We included two ‘continuing colors' from last year, natural Linen and Sapphire. Sapphire has moved towards navy, but it's still that rich, very usable jewel tone. The two colors we call ‘evolving colors' are Gold and Charcoal, both cooler tones than the Saffron and Graphite we forecast for 2013."

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