As the economy improves, so do the finishes; people are willing to spend more money as they feel more financially secure. Companies have picked up on this and are putting out higher-level pieces. Nicer metals and fancier finishes abound because the customer base is ready to purchase them.
Trends include a bigger variety of metals, layered metal, shagreen, and lots of red. We’re also seeing purples, floral, plaids, wicker and pinks combined with reds. Get ready for more detail and a bit higher costs.