Twice a year, Noel Furniture travels to North Carolina to attend the biggest event of the year, High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. With 11.5 million square feet of showspace and more than 2000 exhibitors, High Point Market hosts more than 75,000 home furnishing buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. Without a doubt, it is the place to be to find new vendors and introduce us to the newest trends.
Checkout the hottest color trends for 2019!
Neutrals have been the forefront color scheme in furniture and interior design for quite some time now, and at Market they were as prominent as ever. Design blogger and style expert Linda Holt says it’s all about grays. “Gray walls, light gray or taupe woods and white and cream upholstery was heavily represented again this Fall.” With the introduction of their new lines, both Marge Carson and Bernhardt have shown us that neutrals aren’t going anywhere.
This Fall, Marge Carson introduced 21 pieces in their new collection, Eclipse, including bedroom, dining room and occasional. This collection is characterized by three finishes: Pumice (a warm, gray-taupe multi-step finish with beautiful hand-work and graining), Malt (a neutral, light, soft and warm white with gray rub-through), and dramatic Agate (a multi-colored, marbleized, stone-like finish in tones of black and gray).
A Pinnacle Awards winner, Bernhardt’s Linea Collection uses neutral finishes, such as Cerused Greige and Cerused Charcoal. When paired with its beige- and grey-toned fabrics, an eye-catching visual is created that characterizes the rustic modern aesthetic.
Black and White
There’s nothing more timeless than black and white. This color scheme will remain an all-time favorite not only because it imbues a sense of classic elegance but also because it is so versatile. Any color, acting as an accent, pairs perfectly with this duo that will enhance every aspect of a design. Blogger and style influencer Veronica Solomon notes the black and white color-blocking and stripes. “Black and white has always been a mainstay when it comes to color trends. But this market, the combination has been reimagined just a bit.”
Nathan Anthony upholstered their 2017 award-winning Minx Wing Sofa in a bold new black and white geometric fabric, introducing a new look to one of their classic favorites.
Hooker Furniture unveiled their new Ciao Bella collection at Market. This 39-piece collection draws it inspiration from European farmhouses. By choosing a white fabric and a dark wood trim for one of the headlining beds, Hooker puts a modern twist on this timeless look that will never go out of style.
Veronica was struck by the wide range of green hues represented at the Market. “I wasn’t very surprised that green is still holding strong, but I was surprised to see the varying tones that were everywhere.” Bold in their choices of green, Swaim (top left), American Leather (top right), Century (bottom left), and Theodore Alexander (bottom right), created standout pieces that will make the perfect accent piece.
Blue is always another favorite throughout Market. Last year, we were treated with a deep, Mediterranean blue that brought a richer pop of color into our home designs. Linda says denim blue is the hot blue hue right now. It’s a super-versatile fabric and you’ll find it everywhere. Bernhardt added a bit of color to their showroom by showcasing their Cosway Chairs and Saxon Chaise in a beautiful denim blue fabric.
Both our experts identified Gold and Blush as important colors this Fall. Gold is still trending over the other metals, such as, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. “Gold was prevalent not only for lighting finishes but for furniture and accessories as well,” says Linda. While John Richards introduced a new collection of accessories and lamps stylized in a gold finish, Caracole unveiled a bold, new sideboard finished entirely in gold.
Blush has been a prominent color seen at Market for a few years now and with as many showrooms still utilizing this lovely color, it’s not going away any time soon. Caracole accented its showroom with blush pillows and accent furniture, creating a nice pop of color with their more neutral color scheme.
Christopher Guy’s showroom had blush front and center in their bedroom settings. Their Songbirds Headboard and Medoc Bench (left) were upholstered in more subtle blush fabric while the Valentina Bed and Arrondie Chairs were given a bolder look with a richer blush fabric.
New to the Scene
A surprising newcomer to Market this year was… Yellow! Linda says bold and citron yellows were all over the market. Century Furniture used a bright yellow fabric for their Millay Swivel Chair (left) while Lillian August chose more of traditional yellow for their Fenwick Chair (right).
Nathan Anthony created an incredibly eye-catching showroom by accenting the overall look with different hues of citron yellow. A few standouts were the Chess Chair (top right) upholstered in beautifully patterned fabric, the Dali Chair with its reverse tufting accent in white creating a three-dimensional effect of floating petals (middle right), and the elegantly, modern Z-3 chair.
Making quite a welcoming comeback, we saw a lot of leather throughout the Market showrooms. Over 90% of the leather furniture pieces were upholstered in a caramel color, bringing some warmth to each scene. To name just a few, Hooker Furniture (top left), Hancock & Moore (bottom left), Precedent (top right), and Paul Robert (bottom right).
With the new color trends in mind, head on over to Noël Home to update your look! Whether it’s a few pieces to capture the colors of the season, or a whole room(s) remodel, our designers can help you achieve just what you’re looking for.
*Images provided by Instagram users:
Neutrals: @margecarsonofficial, @bijoucoverings
Black and White: @nathananthony_official, @newsouthhome
Green: @swaimfurniture, @americanleather, @shaylacopas, @theodore_alexander_official
Blue: @internationalflairdesigns, @obelisk_home
Blush/Gold: @designingwomenofnc, @bakerdesigngrp, @abdesignelements, @hickory_park, @casalafleur, @christopherguyofficial
Yellow: @tracydunninteriordesign, @dougweisshome, @nathananthony_official
Caramel: @hookerfurniture, @precedentfurniture, @hancockandmoore, @paulrobertfurniture