Colors are so important for our business, and we all have to follow "the trends". These trends in colors now are universal. It's connected to the global marketplace.
Clusters of similar trend colors can be found in very different sources, like trend fora, blogs, etc., and in all languages and countries.
As there are many colors in lots of variations to work with, much attention goes to "Color of the Year" announcements. We all like simplicity in this world with so many options.
Take the latest colors of the year, as introduced a few months ago by Pantone: