Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging.

“Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as forecasted in our Divine Darks Christmas trend,” states WGSN. “Black and gold add a luxurious contemporary look to boxes and bottles this season.”

See examples below.

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Luxurious Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black and Gold Holiday Packaging

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black and Gold Holiday Packaging

Above: 1 Wayward Distillation House packaging designed by Hired Guns Creative // 2 Robot Roy Nutcracker Toy by England-based design agency Robot Food (Creative Director Simon Forster) via The Dieline // 3 Exotic coffee packaging by Paradise Gourmet Club designed by ARTEMOV ARTEL Design Studio (Kyiv, Ukraine) via Packaging of the World // 4 Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky designed by Stranger & Stranger (NY) // 5 Holiday wrapping paper by Emily & Sarah of Boxwood Clippings // 6 Fort Point Beer Company packaging designed by San Francisco-based design agency, Manual Creative.

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Read more 2015 graphic design trend reports here.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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