By: Yvonne Rush and Lindsay Ferro Looking back on 2014, we were able to experience and see some innovative, exciting, and interesting trends and products in the marketplace. 2014 brought us orchids that radiated, glowing roads, and of course, a new iPhone. Open offices raised panels and created more spaces for individual focus. We see technology becoming more and more integrated in the workplace, as well as life in general. Here at IDO, we like to think forward as the New Year comes and 2014 ends. So this week, we did some research on 2015 and the trends and products that are forecasted to be big. Which trends/products are you excited to see in 2015? Color: Pantone’s 2015 color of the year was recently announced as marsala. What color is that you ask? Pantone has defined marsala as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red…[that] enriches our minds, bodies, and souls.” Kind of like that wine you drink, huh? We digress…A few other color trends predicted for Spring 2015 include aquamarine, scuba blue, lucite green, classic blue, toasted almond, strawberry ice, tangerine, custard, and glacier grey. Pops of vibrant colors and black and white also continue to be popular choices as well. Pattern & Finishes: Geometrics continue to be a trend into 2015, as well as 3D imagery, photographs, organic shapes, and matte finishes. The fashion industry has a huge impact on predictions on interior design trends in the upcoming year. The popular colors, prints, and patterns oftentimes make their way into new textiles, wallcoverings, rugs, paints, and finishes. You can view examples of how concepts and trends can be taken from the runway to a room in Conde Naste’s article “Runway to Room: Interior Design Inspired by Spring 2015 Fashion Trends.” by Anna Liesemeyer. Design Styles: Similar to the above sections, the styles and design themes that are predicted to be big in 2015 include industrial, mid-century modern, vintage, classical, and nature inspired…much of what we’ve seen in 2014 continues to be relevant in 2015. These themes can be incorporated in the furniture, finishes, & lighting styles, and in the overall look of the architecture and interior. We expect to continue to see Mad Men inspired offices and homes which were huge this year, but also expect to see a more eclectic mix of materials and styles in 2015. Technology: As technology continues to advance, we expect 2015 to showcase the latest and greatest gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, smart watches, virtual headsets, 3D printing, and electric cars. Technology has become an important part of our daily lives, whether we like it or not. Ultimately, it has vastly impacted the way we design interiors. Furniture and building materials are now constructed for flexibility around integrated power & technology to accommodate our daily tech needs. (Just think how often you are hunting for an outlet to plug in your phone or laptop!) For example, DuPont has worked together with the Power Matter’s Alliance to design a Corian solid surface countertop that has embedded wireless charging technology for smartphones and tablets. Green Building: Sustainability continues to be an important characteristic for interiors, products, and materials. Many furniture and material manufacturers are taking “green” into consideration when creating and producing their products. Even that object you’re sitting in can do its part to reduce its carbon footprint. For example, KI has a chair made out of agriculturally-sourced methane, making it carbon-negative. Check out the rest of the Top 10 Green Building Products for 2015 from Building Design & Construction.