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2014 Trend Predictions from top professionals in industry

EXPERTS in Industry make Predictions for 2014 Events:
On color palettes: “Bold tropical colors, and black and white are strong, with gray a serious contender, as well as a variation on celadon green. We’ll see less yellow, less brown, less bronze and less turquoise as we move towards another jewel tone anchor color.” For 2014: “The Pantone color of the year for 2014 is Dazzling Blue, which is a bright cobalt/sapphire blue. Add to that soft blue and sand, shades of lilac and pinkish purple and gray for an oceanic feel.”
On floral: “Big, lush open blossoms arranged in a modern style with masses of each blossom separated out is in. This is the opposite of even distribution as done in classical arrangements. Also, mixing styles like woodsy with glam.” What’s out: “Woodsy without the glam and country blossoms used in country ways.”
French designs, lush with blooms and paired with fruit in huge urns, reminiscent of a Della Robbia look, is beautiful. Huge, staggered frames--either gilded or made of moss, birch or bamboo--transform flowers into works of art. Mercury glass containers for both florals and candles are best-sellers.” For 2014: “Opposites attract—the use of the natural items with the elegant, such as bamboo and crystal, mirrors and driftwood, moss and crystal beading. Peacock feathers are still moving forward into 2014, as are pheasant feathers for a more rustic look.”
What’s in for themes: “Cirque is still popular, as is 'Alice in Wonderland,' both the Lewis Carroll rendition as well as the darker side of Alice, which has renewed interest due to the release of the show 'Once Upon a Time,'" says Leslee Bell, CSEP, founder of Decor and More, Toronto. "The club look is still huge for stand-up receptions, with shades of gray—soft pewter to deep charcoal—and patterns from men’s suiting adding more character than basic white on white. Circus, unless it is vintage, is on its way out. The ‘Streets of Name-Your-City’ theme is being replaced by the ‘Festivals of Name-Your-City,’ which is a lot more fun and eclectic.”
On tabletops: What's in--“Linens enhanced with sequins, rosettes, embroidery, appliqués, and every kind of texture are popular, as are animal prints.” What’s out: "For linens, Visa fabric and Spandex is not being used much anymore. Fabric place mats and runners are not as popular, but moss and stone mats are on the rise, and chair covers are being used less as the price of chairs is coming down.” For 2014: “Ethnic patterns in glassware and fabrics are on the rise. With chairs taking over a large segment of the marketplace, chair enhancements from skirts to jackets and sashes will replace chair covers.”

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