By Leslie Wing, 08/18/2014 - 14:31
color trends 2015 2016

Embrace Eclectic: Design Trends 2015/16

Allstate Can Corporation researches and uses trend cues to enhance its Decorative Stock Tin product offering. Each year, we share our findings to help you jumpstart creativity using trends and observations extrapolated from trend forward publications, trade shows and social media. Use these tips for your next branding and packaging project. Below is an overview or CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT

Mixing and matching becomes its own trend where the fusion of ideas, styles and tastes from a broad and diverse range of sources come together to invoke a vibrantly creative sensibility. Eclectic style is connected through the use of color, shape, texture or finish and not a chaotic hodgepodge of random bits and pieces. The result of effective eclectic design is a fun and playful vibe that expresses a sense of history, humor, personality and connection. It satisfies a craving for comfortable approachability rather than untouchable beauty.

Imperfect is the new perfect: Mass-market products shouldn’t look mass produced. As our lives become busier and more structured, we long for slightly peculiar, quirky and the implication and suggestion of human touch

Pattern Power: Mingling patterns of varying scale, color, motif and pairing them in quirky ways 

Chunky, Clunky and Funky: Go big and bold with icons and central art

Color Cues: the key is in the treatment: weathered, dusty, mineralized or hyper-vibrant-- anything works in its proper context