Stationery Trends for 2008

Last year was big for aqua and chocolate, stripes and circles, and unique stationery shapes. While those trends are still quite popular, this year, we are seeing some distinctive new color trends, a resurgence of envelope lining, and a return to classic stationery. 

Stationery Color Trends:

Black and White Stationery
This classic combination is more bold than boring, and creates a dramatic "frame" for your personal content.

Espresso and Red Stationery
Totally unique and surprisingly appealing, this rich combination is being used for everything from Wedding Invitations to Thank You Notes to Personal Stationery.

Lemon and Navy Stationery
Equal parts traditional and trendy, this crisp duo makes us think of fresh lemons in a beautiful blue porcelain bowl.

Chocolate and Lime Stationery
Another bold new combo, lime and chocolate are a surprisingly sweet twist on the traditional.

A Return to Classic Statio:
In this day and age of ostentatious, over-the-top styles, people are longing to get back to basics with a focus on quality, construction, and detail. Rich, heavy paper and impeccable printing make for a timeless, always-appropriate aesthetic that’s in style now more than ever. Some examples that prove the sentiment “less is more”:

Unexpected Embellishments
If classic lines and traditional formatting appeal to you, but you long for a little something “special,” you are in good company! Lots of people this year are interested in classic, simple stationery with unique envelope lining to create an unexpected twist. The best part is that you won’t be tied to the envelopes, so you can place your classic cards in a more traditional envelope if you please…there’s no commitment! You can choose to go:

 

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