The Trend Behind the Adult Colouring Book

Originate Reflection2Johanna Basford and Laurence King

Gone is the idea that colouring is just for children. Due to increased levels of stress and the feeling of being overworked, adults are seeking a creative relief to ease the pressure of everyday lives.

Topping best-sellers’ lists worldwide, the adult colouring book has taken the publishing world by storm in 2015.  Scottish illustrator, Johanna Basford has sold around 2 million copies of her first book ‘Secret Garden’, leading to an outbreak of similar books such as Animal Kingdom and Calming Colouring.

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Colour Trends: The Evolution of Pink

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Above Images: Bloomingville & 91 Magazine

As specialists in forecasting for the Home and Interiors market, we continually monitor and track the use of colour within the home.

One of the most influential shifts in colour over the past 5 years, has been the move towards grey based neutrals in the home over the more traditional magnolia shades. For the first time, in 2013, grey upholstery outsold beige in John Lewis; a sign that this trend has now indeed reached mass market in the UK.

Using clean, cool neutrals as a base colour, has allowed designers to incorporate more feminine, sweeter hues into products for the home. Pink in particular has grown in importance over the past year, and will continue to be a key colour for interiors.

As we reflect on our forecasts for the Spring Summer 2015 and Autumn Winter 2015/16 seasons, we examine how pink has evolved over the course of this year.

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Are Children Forgetting How to Be Bored?

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Living in a world where smart devices offer a constant stream of stimulation we are led to question the long-term repercussions for children. 68% of 2 year olds now use smart devices, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Cognitive psychologists are warning that as a result, children are forgetting ‘how to be bored’ and are rarely left to their own devices. This down-time is essential for creative and emotional development. In response to this, experts are encouraging parents to allow their child unscheduled, unsupervised playtime. Continue reading

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London Shopping Guide

London Design GuideAbove: Mint, Knightsbridge 

In anticipation of London Design Festival 2015 (19-27th Sep) we’ve curated our selection of the capital’s most inspiring design stores – helping you make the most of your visit. From concept stores to upcycling warehouses, our featured top 5 are dotted across the whole of London, highlighting the city as one of the biggest design capitals in the world.
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Kid’s Trends: Autumn Winter 2015/16 Seasonal Preview

Our Seasonal Previews provide an insight into the trends you can expect to see emerge in stores over the coming months. 

Forecast over two years ago, these trends are now beginning to emerge in store and online. In this post we share 2 of the 4 trends from our Autumn Winter 2015/16 trend book. Sign up to our free monthly trend updates and receive the full preview featuring all four trends for Autumn Winter 2015/16.

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Perspectrick colour

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Home Trends: Autumn Winter 2015/16 Seasonal Preview

Our Seasonal Previews provide an insight into the trends you can expect to see emerge in stores over the coming months. Our Home & Interior Trends for Autumn Winter 2015/16 were first forecast and published back in 2013.

Here we share a preview of 2 of 4 trends forecast for the season, Migrate and DisruptSign up to our free monthly trend updates and receive the full preview featuring all four trends for Autumn Winter 2015/16.

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Migrate colour

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What Home Means to Me – “Love and Laughter”

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This month Elliot Brook, CEO at Deadgood LTD explains to us what his home offers, as part of our What Home Means to me series.

“Love, life and laughter – that’s what our home offers.

 A place for smiley faces, happy faces and crazy faces, a place to throw caution to the wind, to dream. A space to think, to grow, to learn and to 
love. So much joy, so much laughter and a true oasis of calm for our open-
eyed souls.

 We’ve had a belly full of laughter, giggles, a little sickness and a few
 tickles.


Memories made and many more to come.”

We’d love to know what home means to you. Share your thoughts with us by emailing enquiries@trendbible.com or tweet us @TrendBible using #WhatHomeMeans.

 Click here to view our other posts on What Home Means To Me.

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How to Build Commercial Product Ranges

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For retailers we understand that beautiful trend stories must translate into commercial product ranges in-store. Our ‘range build’ tool allows you to pin-point key features, for easy and accurate interpretation of the seasonal trends.

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Spring Summer 2017: Home & Kids Trends Now Available

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Available in digital and hard copy formats, our newest forecasts for Spring Summer 2017 are now available to buy. Guiding you through the latest trends across Kid’s Lifestyle and Home and Interiors, our trend publications offer clear and commercial guidance for the designer.

Our seasonal trend books provide comprehensive design direction for home products across colour, shape, material, print and pattern. Each book contains four unique trend stories, with PANTONE® referenced colour palettes.

To see more of our latest trend gathering, visit our Pinterest.

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The Conscious Consumer

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As experts in forecasting trends for the home environment, part of our specialism lies in understanding changes in consumption behaviour across a broad range of industries, including food and dining.

Recently covered in our Home Insight 2016 report, there continues to be evidence of supermarkets celebrating ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables in an effort to counteract unnecessary food waste. Influenced by increasing consumer awareness of organic farming processes and the ongoing warnings of food shortages, several initiatives have been set up to change the way we buy into food.

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