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Wintry Scenes of the Holidays: 2012 Trends

As the holidays approach, we set out to explore regionally and internationally the top color and design trends for the holidays.

From handcrafted to luxury and everything in between, we scoured the markets to find out the greatest reflections of seasonal design. And, with color as a highlight of the season, we showcase four color palettes to brighten your designs.


Holiday
Trend 1: Rooted - A reconnection with nature, handcrafted techniques and a focus on earthy and rural leads us to Rooted. Inspired by animals, botany, and countryside elements, we find a warmth and coziness to the traditional color palettes and a roughness and ruddiness in the textural designs.


DE5018 First Plum


DEA153 Glitzy Red


DEA133 Rare Turquoise


DE5520 Crocodile Tears


DEC706 Rosewood


DE6192 Nomadic Taupe


DE5069 Cherry Hill


DE6280 English Forest


DE5795 Spirit Mountain




Holiday Trend 2: Luminous - Celebratory light is the key to this trend. And with the increased use of LEDs, fiber optics and other technologies, magical sceneries abound. Bold uses of color and contemporary splashes of design showcase the best of this trend.


DE5944 Fresh Eggplant


DE5894 Starstruck


DEA187 Black


DEA104 Red Icon


DE5677 Jungle


DE5047 Love Letter


DE5293 Persimmon


DE5417 Dandelion


DE5075 Fiery Flamingo






Holiday Trend 3: Lush - This decadent trend displays the best of luxury this season. Colors are rich and grandiose while designs are reminders of the past. Think of films such as The Age of Innocence exploring the intimate social scenes amongst majestic backdrops.


DEA165 Hearth Gold


DEA178 Billiard Table


DEA188 Black Bay


DEA194 Mulberry


DE5356 Roman Gold


DE5082 Redstone


DE5755 Carnival Night


DEA145 Wine Stain


DE6212 Crisp Muslin




Holiday Trend 4: Baroque - What are the holidays without a bit of theatrics? From Santa's workshop to traveling circuses, to train tours and holiday sets, Baroque is laden with extravagant, surreal and dazzling designs.


DE5691 Inspiration Peak


DE5012 Vivid Violet


DEA108 Red Power


DEA113 Orange Burst


DEA125 In the Tropics


DEC743 High Noon


DEA118 Yellow Summer


DE5382 Golden Appeal


DEA169 Peppered Moss



All images by Sara McLean and Getty Images
Stores on Tour:
http://www.jcrew.com
http://www.anthropologie.com
http://www.louisvuitton.com
http://www.dolcegabbana.com
http://www.dior.com
http://www.brooksbrothers.com
http://www.printemps.com
http://www.galerieslafayette.com
http://www.cartier.com
http://www.barneys.com
http://www.thegrovela.com