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Dash of Inspiration: 2014 Holiday Trends

July 7, 2014

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

2014 Holiday Trends

Professional designers – that’s US – create well ahead of all major holidays, and since Christmas shoppers love to get an  early start (I’ve already had some nice bulk sales this month), it’s important to remember the old saying “Christmas in July”.

Here are some trends and inspiration to get you motivated to think about holiday designs, even when it’s over 100-degrees outside!

Here are some themes which are trendy for the coming holiday season:

  • If you love retro/vintage, the glamor, chic and glitz of the Jazz Age will bring life to the holidays this season.
  • Pantone’s Emerald Green is holding strong through 2014 and is expected to dominate the holiday season.
  • Woodland creatures will be nipping at the heels of the traditional reindeer this year, so invite them into your designs.
  • Natural elements will be popular, materials like jute, shells, sisal and burlap will be featured this year.
  • Coming back with a vengeance is The Scandinavian, winter lodge theme. Give longer life to your designs by creating some with a focus on a Nordic Winter which will outlast the holiday-specific season.
  • Holiday colors this year will venture even further away from traditional colors by adding bright colors and hues to the palette … try experimenting with varying hues of one color and work some warm colors in your designs.
  • Textiles are becoming very trendy, embrace decorative ‘fabrics’ in your holiday card designs in the form of textures and patterns.
  • To accompany those bright colors, bold patterns are also in season – with chevron patterns remaining strong, other geometric patterns will also gain prominence.
  • Moving from the garden into our holiday designs, this year whimsical creatures such as; gnomes, elves and fairies are going to be popular.
  • Certainly still going strong are the urban and industrial looks which focus on simplicity and a minimalistic theme.

For holiday inspiration, you might find these links helpful:

Color Palettes 2014-2015

Christmas Decorating Trends for 2014

Holiday Suppliers Offer A Sneak Peek At Christmas 2014 Trends

2014 Christmas Decorations

Free Treats:

If you take the time to look through the pages and pages of backgrounds offered at My Site My Way, you will find many suitable textile, bold patterns and bright color choices for use and modification in your holiday designs.

90 Stars BRK Font Made by Enigma Fonts – this is a dingbat Star font which could be fun to color with the latest trends.

Christmas decoration

 

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