2014 Trends to Watch

2014! Time to reflect on the past year and to start making plans… 365 blank pages to write. It’s an exciting time!
In the event industry, we love to follow trends, and a New Year means that new trends are on the horizon. Inspiration is already popping up in hot new décor and today we are taking a look at some of the new trends taking shape in our space.
Trend #1: Gemstone Glam
With the recent announcement of Radiant Orchid as the new Pantone color of the year, watch out for gem tones in 2014! Bridal party dresses, linens, invites, and of course flowers will be infused with rich vibrant hues such as amethyst, cobalt, saffron and emerald. While recent Spring seasons have evoked a sense of calm with shades of blush and pastel, don’t be surprised to find saturated color gracing the runways and tabletop design.
Trend #2: Fusion
Unexpected pairings have been making their mark in recent seasons. Think shabby chic. Recall burlap with bling. While we expect the unexpected “glamour with grit” concept to continue in 2014, this year we will see even more of it. Menus both in chic restaurants and at catered affairs will incorporate fused Latino Asian dishes such as Buddakan’s Cantonese Steamed Sole in New York City. Décor will be even more “retro-modern.” Mosaic is riding the fusion wave with a new bold black Chevron burlap runner, which is already in demand for events this upcoming Spring.
Trend #3: More is More
When Jay Gatsby hit the silver screen last year, we all wanted in on the action. Art deco action that is! In 2013, we saw trends in 20’s inspired patterns, headpieces and other dramatic accessories and, of course, all things with sparkle. In 2014, the bling effect grows even bigger. Expected on the runways and in tabletop décor will be sequin, beading and applique reflecting light. Consider Son Jung Wang’s look from her Spring 2014 collection.
While metallic and accents of silver and gold will remain strong in 2014, this is the year of bling exploding with color. Mosaic is already on board with our new bold hued colored sequin line. It’s hot, hot, hot for upcoming events around the country.


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