High Point Market, for any of you who are not familiar, takes place in North Carolina each Spring and Fall. Designers flock to Market to see the latest furniture, accessories and interior decor trends. As always, I take hundreds of photos so that I can share Market with you! This first post (part One) will be focused on the latest color trends from High Point Market Spring 2022.
Even though this trend report will be broken up into several posts, get comfortable and grab a coffee or wine because I have lots of photos to share.
It’s impossible to show color trends without mentioning the other trends in the photo. I will be writing a second post highlighting trends in lighting, casegoods and finishes. For a quick overview though, some of the other design trends in the images are rounded, curved shapes, natural wood, light finishes, plants, and chunky shapes, and heavily textured casegoods.
You may want to refresh your memory with my color trend post from Fall 2021.
Black and White
As seen over the past few Markets, Black and White is still trending. White furniture especially White boucle covered sofas and chairs was spotted in every…single…showroom.
Notice the round ball shaped pillow. This was also a trend I spotted.
As comfortable as this white lounger looks, cleaning ability or lack of, would be a deal breaker for me.
White furniture paired with natural wood is a look that has been popular for a fews years and falls under the style of Modern Farmhouse.
White stained furniture was well represented at this Spring Market
Black and White accented by greenery is still very on trend.
White casegoods fit nicely with coastal style which is still very popular.
Most of the White wood had the grain showing through. Side note; Table bases are now showing some personality and seems to be a trend.
Black casegoods also had a strong showing this Market
Notice the heavy textured front of the black console cabinet
I spotted Black not only for furniture and accessories but on walls in several different showrooms.
Beige, Taupe, Brown and mushroom
After attending Market Fall of 2021, I declared the grey trend over. That was confirmed this market as I saw very little grey. Although warm neutral colors were not quite as prevalent as white, they do seem to be gaining traction.
Beige, taupe brown and mushroom are now the new hot neutrals. Overhead lights affects some of these colors but this curved sectional was mushroom colored.
Black walls, beige outdoor curved sofa and black accessories all from Seasonal Living.
Taupe sofa, brown accessories.
Many of the new 2022 casegood pieces were shown in brown.
This was a very pretty brown and black vignette from Currey Co.
The Beige shearling chair below seemed to get a lot of love as I saw several designers posted it on IG.
Make note of the blue and yellow in the artwork in the photo below because that is coming up next.
It’s been awhile since I last specified a brown rug for a client but this one below is beautiful besides being right on trend. If you look closely there is some ochre yellow woven in which I will be highlighting next.
South West Inspired Colors
Never in a million years did I expect that the most prevalent colors I saw in the showrooms I would classify as Southwestern colors. Terracotta, Ochre Yellow, Moss Green and soft powdery Blues.
These three chairs represent three colors I saw all over Market.
One only needs to look at the new choices for fabric and pillows to confirm these southwest colors are trending in a big way!
New release pillows in burnt orange, terracotta, muted greens and blues
Once I had identified these trending colors I couldn’t NOT see them. They followed me into every showroom!
It’s like when you are thinking of buying a red car and then you see red cars everywhere. These Southwest inspired colors were everywhere!
Now if this rug doesn’t say southwest I don’t know what does!
Personally, I have never been a fan of muted reds (flashback to 1980’s). After a few days though the terracotta started to grow on me. I’ve always loved all shades of green and yellow.
Swivel chairs are Hugely popular and this one from Gabby is featured in the latest trend color.
The two curved benches below were terracotta in color but the lighting caused them to look more salmon colored.
Even showrooms that didn’t have a large representation of these southwestern colors on furniture, had pillows, artwork and accessories in the colors.
Mostly, I spotted Ochre yellow as the trending color but there were hits of bright yellow in some showrooms as well.
Yellow upholstery was so refreshing after seeing almost nothing but grey sofas for the past eight years!
Everyone’s mood at Market was so joyful and I have to think that maybe cheerful yellow had a little something to do with that.
These curved settees were such a great find because there are so few (good looking) double sided pieces like this to go into the middle large rooms.
Velvet was trending for fabrics as represented in this chair below.
This sweet yellow velvet bench below was a petite 24″ in length. Perfect as a perch to put on one’s socks.
This was the happiest little showroom at Market, Nathan Anthony.
Everyone wanted to hang out in this corner of the Nathan Anthony showroom because it was so cheerful.
In years past, Blue was the “it” color. This year I saw very little blue and the blue I did spot, was a pale or dusty blue.
Last but not least, green. Like blue, it wasn’t all that prevalent but every time I did spot green I was sure to snap a photo. Afterall, it is my favorite color!
More green velvet!
Green kitchen cabinets are definitely trending for 2022 and this kitchen accessory showroom featured green cabinets.
The last thing I would like to say about the latest color trends from High Point Market Spring 2022 is that color trend spotting is subjective. I formed my opinions based on the showrooms that I visited. Someone else may have visited totally different showrooms and might have come to the conclusion that Purple was trending. We all see color from our our unique perspective. I have made my case so please take it as you will.