On Monday, the show floor of the International Home + Housewares Show was buzzing and busy. The traffic that moved through the three exhibit halls at McCormick Place was crowded, fast paced and brisk. Most exhibitors seemed to be doing a lot of talking to interested parties about their wares. “Bright” colors — shades of blue, purple, orange, subdued reds and greens — dominated product lines on the floor. The mood was upbeat and positive.