What’s Trending: Terrazzo

Attention Cadence Packaging Group blog readers!

Have you seen? Have you heard? Terrazzo has made a comeback!


Originally made popular in the United States in the 1920s, this ‘confetti-effect’ technique has successfully resurfaced as a trend in 2018, being utilized as disposable party décor (we did mention the word ‘confetti’, after all), home décor, cosmetics packaging, jewelry + accessories, and more!

We’ve been seeing a lot of ‘true-to-self,’ earth-toned examples online and in the marketplace, but we’re also loving the new take to the classic pattern, with bright, neon colors being utilized throughout.

We’re also seeing that terrazzo is being beautifully executed on both earth-friendly and eco-conscious products (such as reusable or recyclable materials), as well as impulse-purchase items, and disposable products. In our opinion, it’s a win-win situation no matter how this all-inclusive motif is being employed.

With the insurgence of DIY over the last few years, we’re also seeing that terrazzo is a great no-pressure design that anyone can do at home, for work or play. Just hop onto Pinterest and enter ‘DIY Terrazzo’ – you will not be disappointed! (Terrazzo planters? Yes, please and thank you!) Because this appealing pattern is so organic and unexpected, it’s okay if you ‘screw up’ while creating your design. Believe us, no one will be the wiser!

We don’t know about you, but we almost feel a sense of nostalgia when seeing this pattern. Maybe it reminds us of the speckled melamine from the 1950s; or the popular paint-splatter effect of the 1980s… Whichever your preferred reference, we hope you agree with us that this reappearance is top-notch!

What are your thoughts on terrazzo? Do you like it? Where have you seen it online or in the marketplace? Leave a comment below, or contact us directly. We’d love to hear from you!




Oh Happy Day! Terrazzo Photo Booth Backdrop


Humblesticks Terrazzo Coffee Table


Feather and Nest ‘Uh Huh Honey’ Honey Hand Cream


Ferm Living Tote Bag


Terrazzo Earring by thesleeplesscreative via Etsy

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