Last week was my second time attending High Point Market. If you are a designer and have never been, I can’t recommend it enough. It is such an exciting and inspiration trip. I saw so many beautiful show rooms and new products. I have gone through all my photos and I have identified six major trends.
1. Color 2. Organics 3. Exposed wood grain 4. Metallics 5. Geometrics 6. Texture
I will be highlighting all six of these trends with lot’s of photos over the next few weeks. I will start with color since that is what I know everyone loves to hear about.
Color: Blue still seems to be hugely popular this Spring. I noticed less turquoise than last Spring but plenty of deep saturated Mediterranean blues. Navy was also highly represented.
Several show rooms used deep saturated blue on an accent wall. (note: accent walls were very prevalent at Market)
Check out the blue and white fabric on these new chairs from Tobi Fairley for C.R.Laine. This animal print fabric must have been the top selling fabric this Spring. It was featured in at least half a dozen showrooms used on everything from sofas to chairs to beds.
Besides the popularity of blue, the big buzz around market and on Instagram was all about “Blush”. Designer Suzanne Kasler debuted her new collection for Hickory Chair in Blush and it was a huge hit.
I just love this round drum shade pendant. It’s so fresh and unexpected, even more so since it is above a very traditional brown dining table.
Blush which is really just another name for light pink was also trending in art work.
This large scale photo of pink flowers from Dunes and Duchess was even chosen by one of “High Points Style Spotters”.
After seeing the above image I was inspired to take a couple of my own flower photos from a pink arrangement at the Thibaut showroom. What do you think? Should I super size one and frame it for my own house?
I saw a lot more Red this Spring than last especially for furniture and accessories.
I still remember the striking red room Alexa Hampton did for Spring 2014 for Hickory Chair and this year she chose to use red once again.
Now that I have showed you Blue, Blush and Red, as all trending, I am going to end with this: If I had to choose one color that was undeniably the number one color this Spring at High Point it would be Gold.
That my friends is an entire blog post coming up soon under the trend Metallics. Wait until you see all the Gold!!
Sooo….which color are you most excited about?