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Focusing on the Future: An In-Depth Look at the Leading Color and Design Trends

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, Director, Pantone Color Institute

Monday, March 12
Noon – 1 p.m.
Room S100, South Building

With all of the distractions and diversions in today’s marketplace, it’s important to cut through the clutter and focus on the major trends. The biggest challenge is capturing the wandering consumers’ eyes, persuading them to stop and pay attention to what you have to offer. As always, it is the informed use of color and understanding trend directions that helps to convince the consumer to purchase a product. In order to recognize trend direction, it is vital for retailers and suppliers to know the origins of the trends and their influences. The Pantone View Home forecast will provide clarification, inspiration and/or validation to the upcoming trends for the housewares industry, presented by IHA’s very own trend predictor, Leatrice Eiseman.

All attendees at this session can enter a drawing for Lee’s latest book, “The Complete Color Harmony, the Pantone Edition.”


Color Harmony: Updated Guidelines

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, Director, Pantone Color Institute

Tuesday, March 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
Room S100, South Building

Judgement, intuition and knowledge of color trends are all involved in mastering color for the marketplace. It is critical to understand that time, tastes and trends can and do change basic concepts about color. As explained in her latest book, “The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition,” Leatrice Eiseman, IHA’s color expert, will explain how harmony plays into color choices. This presentation will address some updated guidelines that will help to explain the latest thinking on what makes color work in today’s marketplace.

All attendees at this session can enter a drawing for Lee’s latest book, “The Complete Color Harmony, the Pantone Edition.”