Since Crate and Barrel opened their doors in 1962 they have offered fuctional products that have sleek shapes, innovative forms, and up-to-date colors. In order to develop a line that consistently meets the standards they have become known for their buyers must to be tuned into upcoming color and style trends and translate those trends into new products.
Traditionally this thinking has been done behind the scenes and retailers including Crate and Barrel haven't specifically revealed the trends behind the merchandise selected. Recently Crate and Barrel decided to take a different approach and added a section to their website that offers buyers insight into their key trends and shows the merchandise available in their retail stores and online that is associated with each.
For example, Mixed Greens suggest that you "update neutral spaces with a quick add-on in the season's freshest greens" and shows products in a range of gorgeous greens. Dream in a Bold New Color when you "tuck into technicolor with a vibrant new wardrobe for bed" includes rich hues of sage, moss, gold, chocolate, plum and orange.
Naturally this isn't a complete trend resource since not all styles or color trends would be right for their store but sharing the philosophy and trends behind their current product lines is great way for Crate and Barrel to connect with their customers and assist them in finding perfect items for their home.