So the whole color group has to work together with those accents. "On the residential front, laminates are taking on a 'pearl-essence' the wear-value is as strong as the regular laminates, yet adds some depth and visual interest to a color. This shows consumer interest in color that's alive and has reflectivity. This is a whole other dimension that consumers are seeking."
Finding our roots
"Color trends, and the speed of adoption of these trends, are often directly influenced by changes in our society and even current events," says the CMG's Christine Dickey. "There's a desire for products and colors that are authentic, possessing some degree of heritage, originality, tradition or craft that can be linked to an individual's cultural roots or personal interests. This trend is led by Generations X and Y, but is quickly being adopted by Baby Boomers seeking a slower pace of life filled with more tradition and spirituality."