Updated: Nov 4, 2021
I was so excited to be back at High Point market after about a year away due to the pandemic. It is always a wonderful way to get some design inspiration, source new products, scout new vendors and experience the furniture pieces that we specify for clients.
I was also very honored to be invited back as one of the 10 Design Influencers on the Design Influencers Tour by High Point Market Association and Esteem Media. You can catch the post announcing my involvement HERE, and the post about our generous sponsors HERE
Our 13 amazing sponsors welcomed us into their showrooms and gave us a guided tour of their new products, as well as some information about their companies and beginnings.
It is always very intriguing learning about the people behind the brands
The first most noticeable thing from High Point Market is the celebration of our world slowly and cautiously emerging from the effects of covid. The colors seen were warmer and more cozy - lots of earthy tones that remind us of the warmth and comfort of home. The fabrics were softer and added to the feeling of comfort. The shapes were softer and almost felt like they were embracing you. Lots of textures abound in jute, ropes, rattan and wicker. Lots of handmade pieces with tribal and exotic motifs.
As always, tons of photos to go through and share, and so for this post, we will focus on the color trends from market. We will discuss other trends in a follow up post next week
It was a relief to see almost NO GRAY. That trend hung on for dear life for a long time, but it ha finally made way for a bit more color. But, before we get too excited - I am here to tell you that we mostly saw warm neutrals, earthy reds, cognac, black and white.
So while there was some color, nothing too bold or vibrant.
Although we did see a lot of color in this beautiful showroom
A pop of color here although mostly white, which was a trend at market
And before we get to the photos, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite showrooms that touched on almost all color trends - without being trendy. Simply timeless and cozy.
Cisco Home is a must see at High Point. Beautiful showroom, beautiful story, wonderful people and amazing products
Warm Reds (Terra-cotta, Rusts, Cinnamon)
I was excited to see some color at market, and I love that the color was on the warmer side. Red was the most dominant, but it could be seen in all shades with terracotta being the most noticeable.
Hardly any grays in sight. Lots of warm neutrals like taupes, browns, beiges. The showrooms felt cozy, homey and welcoming
Black is definitely an emerging trend that we will see more of in 2022 in casegoods, textiles and trimmings
Cognac emerged as a trend the last market I attended in 2019, and it was still holding on - mostly in leather upholstery.
White was everywhere at market, from white upholstery fabric - mostly performance fabrics and boucle. White was also seen on casegoods and occasionals - painted white and white washed finishes
Other colors seen around market - greens and blues.
Blues and greens are always a mainstay, so I wouldn't say they are trending colors.
Come back for the followup post where will will share our perspective on other trends from market.
Which color are you most excited to see trending?
Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration!