Another exhausting trek to High Point market has come and gone–34 million feet of product to see. I think this was my 46th??… and I still get lost! This is what we think are the major trends and themes from this market.

COLOUR, COLOUR and more COLOUR!!!

  • Colours are clear and saturated–not muted
  • Blues stole the show…especially Navy, Tiffany Blue, Turquoise and Teal
  • Hermes orange was happy and energetic, and everywhere!
  • Yellow was trending in shades ranging from butter to gold
  • Greens were still evident and were cool
  • Red was vivid and intense–think “lipstick red”
  • Greys were still present, but were warmer

 

Hot Items

  • Tiny martini tables…just big enough for a single drink
  • Nests are back (these are so practical for small spaces!)
  • Low back armless perching chairs
  • Banquettes
  • Live edge tables..still hot!
  • Remember accessorizing with horns and hides 30 years ago? Well, they are trending again!

 

Materials

  • Gold finishes of all types enjoyed a huge resurgence
  • Belgian Linen and Linen look-a-likes…on drapery and upholstery
  • Velvet has cycled back
  • Walnut continued to grow
  • Lighter wood and grey toned finishes became more evident
  • Nail head trim in all finishes

 

 

Trends

  • Custom options of all types–“made to measure” upholstery, etc.
  • Leather accents on case goods
  • Asian influences
  • Fretwork accents and cut out details
  • Retro and post modern looks