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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 Findings highlighted by color for apparel and home furnishings

From: The relationship between color cycles in home furnishings and apparel, 1969–2009

Color Highlights
Yellow Observed more frequent cycles in HF than AP
Multiple periods of disappearance in AP and HF
Short cycles in AP and medium cycles in HF (longer cycles toward the end of the period)
Orange Similar observations for AP and HF
Multiple short cycles and a few medium length cycles
Sometimes exhibited behavior similar to a fad with clear cyclical patterns
Red Only two observed cycles in AP, dropped below 5% only once
Sometimes exhibited behavior similar to a classic in AP
Short and medium length cycles observed in HF
Purple Observed cyclical behavior in AP and HF
Frequent periods of disappearance in HF
Cycle lengths increased over time in HF but decreased in AP
Data suggested cycles occur first in AP then HF
Blue Similar observations in AP and HF, ranked 3rd in incidences for both
Similar cycle length ranges—short, medium, long
Few periods of disappearance in both categories
Green Observed almost twice as many incidences in HF
Frequent instances of disappearance in AP
Observed a time lag between AP and HF, data suggested cycles occur first in HF then AP
Brown Highest incidence of all HF colors
Sometimes exhibited behavior similar to a classic in AP and HF
Cycles were more frequent and shorter in AP
Data suggested cycles occur first in HF then AP
Grey Similar observations in AP and HF
Exhibited cyclical behavior for both with frequent periods of disappearance
Sometimes exhibited behavior similar to a fad with clear cyclical patterns
Data suggested cycles occurred first in HF then AP
Black Highest incidence of all AP colors
Frequent periods of disappearance and low incidence in HF
Exhibited behavior similar to a classic in AP
White Few periods of disappearance in AP and HF
Exhibited behavior similar to a classic in AP and HF
Data displayed some parallel patterns