2014 Spring Colors

So Pantone released the 2014 colors for Spring. I know, I know . . . that is a long way off. But in the design world, we are never working on the current holiday or the current season. It's all about planning ahead. 

So with that, here are the colors you will see for Spring. Looks like it is going to be a season of pastel paired with vibrant. Here is a snippet from Pantone's Report:

Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.

"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

To read the full article from Pantone, click here.

 

2014 Spring Colors by Pantone featured by J. Bohler Designs

Here comes the HEDGEHOG trend!

There is always an animal that is at the front and center of design trends. It has been the bird, the owl, the peacock, and even the fox. Well, it's time for the other animals to move over and make way for the newest animal trend . . . the HEDGEHOG.

Who would of thought? Well don't think, just go with it. Honestly, I think the hedgehog makes for a super cute addition to print designs, nursery's, kid's rooms, college dorms, jewelry, shirts and even that bit of playfulness in our grown up homes. Come on, you know you're going to buy something with a hedgehog on it, that's what trends do, make crazy things irresistible.

These items below are all available at the ever fun online creative outlet . . . etsy. com