Thursday, April 05, 2012


The market week at High Point beginning April 21 and extending till 26 will be a showcase on trends reigning the design scenario in the upcoming edition. High Point Market is the largest furnishings destination in America which never fails to serve the trend updated revelers at his show.

This season colors seem to be defining the style of the interiors. Julieann Covino of the Jace Interiors in an article of High Point Market declared yellow as the color of the season. She wrote: “It's a fact homeowners are in a much more optimistic mood these days and I wonder if all the yellow from the Spring 2012 runway shows has encouraged the mood change. Yellow can't help, the color is an instant mood enhancer.

Last year we witnessed yellow toned down by gray, but for the upcoming year we see yellow as more of a citron that commands the attention of a room. Paired with the “it” color of the year, tangerine tango, or a pale pink, you would have a vacation in a room scheme.

It's nice to see the gap between fashion colors and interior colors closing at a faster pace, especially in accents, which we all know is where homeowners look first to "test run" a new color. How refreshing! Homeowners are asking for color and I am happy we can all deliver with sunny accessories.”

Further in her blog about the prevalence of yellow this season she updated about the new Gallery Stripe bedding she saw at West Elm. She wrote: “Weeks later I am still thinking about those wide yellow and white striped walls. All this combined with the need for some serious sun in my life is what led me to create my latest Product Picks for Houzz of course it is all about yellow.”

At the Showtime early this year in High Point many industry participants gave a sneak peek into the newest look for the year. The main color and trends dominating the style sector are:
•    Teal and burnt orange were strong color contenders, closely followed by apple green and bright lemon.
•    The neutral grays are morphing into driftwood or raffia.
•    Botanicals are back, particularly in silhouetted prints of trees, ferns, or gingko leaves. Figurative florals are also key.
•    Prevalent patterns included paisleys, cabana stripes, suzanis, toiles, lace, and Florentine tiles.
•    Crocodile featured strongly on fashion runways this fall, and it’s back in a very big way for leather suppliers.
•    Novelty patterns included folk-art birds, postcards, scientific equations, china plates, round chickens, and hamsa (a palm-shaped design).
•    In trims, look for tassels to start appearing again, particularly Deco-inspired designs that step away from the traditional shapes.

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