2018 Color Picks at Heimtextil and Deco-Off

January has been a whirlwind of design events with Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet following in quick succession. To kick off our TrendTake series here on adroytLABS, I’m sharing a quartet of the most popular colors I saw at the shows. You can expect their broad appeal to continue since the fabrics and wallpapers that debuted in Frankfurt and Paris are the building blocks that will make their way into design projects for months to come.

 Cinnamon and rose hues at Heimtextile by Raymakers.

Piquant Colors Trending at Heimtextil

A wall of fabric in the most popular colors brought to Heimtextil by Raymakers.


My spicy mix of colors includes minty to mossy greens, cinnamons, mustard yellows and soft rose hues—they were simply everywhere I turned at all three tradeshows. At Heimtextil, Raymakers presented walls of velvets exhibiting the richest tones befitting a royal Dutch textile mill (above).


Libeco mossy greens at Heimtextil.


Libeco’s booth was a mossy mélange of fine Belgian linens (above), and Vigano brought deep cinnamon and dusky mustard velvets to the show (below).


Deep cinnamon and dusky mustard velvets brought to Heimtextil by Vigano.


 Savory Hues During Paris Deco Off

Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio presented the Dedar 2018 new releases during Paris Deco Off, and these colors showed up in their collection with vivacity, as you can see in the image below. You’ll hear Caterina say in the above video that digital printing is increasingly entering even the finest collections of textile releases today so this is definitely a trend to watch.


Colors trending in the 2018 releases of Dedar.


The mustard yellow I was seeing everywhere was in the Pierre Frey showroom window on the Left Bank. The company had several of the most avant-garde releases of the 2018 introductions, among them the Grand Canyon pattern dedicated to Native Americans.


The mustard yellow I was seeing everywhere was in the Pierre Frey showroom window on the Left Bank.


It was remarkable to walk into their Left Bank showroom to be surrounded by framed portraits of Indian chiefs, and I was quite smitten by the richness of the colors in the patterns this famed French fabric house dedicated to them.


The Grand Canyon pattern, one of Pierre Frey’s new releases for 2018.


Hermès presented their 2018 collection just after the Fabrizio’s wowed the crowd with their offerings. Geometrics proliferated in their line-up, notes of yellow running through many of their patterns as you can see in the image below.


Hermes Debuts January 2018


Style Library had a number of collections with hints of yellows, greens and cinnamons in them. Their William Morris debuts included the Snakeshead pattern below, which had hints of mustard running throughout it.


The Snakeshead pattern of wallpaper by William Morris for Style Library.


Peter Gomez of Zoffany hit it out of the park with a new collection called The Muse. The Evelyn pattern below was one of the most luscious motifs I saw at any of the shows, the touches of yellow on this pattern painterly in its beauty.


The Evelyn pattern in The Muse collection designed by Peter Gomez for Zoffany.


On the softer side of my color quartet were several new releases by Fromental. The backdrop for the Ancien & Moderne Pop-up bringing the summery climes of the south of France to the space on rue Guénégaud. Inspired by the French painter Georges Braque, the wallpaper, shown below, was simply stunning in person.


Georges Braque inspired this wallpaper design by Fromental.


Timothy Corrigan debuted a new collection for Fromental during an evening fête in his Paris apartment that was one of the most happening events in town. The Les Folies Collection includes the Jardin Français and Broadlands patterns seen below in a photo I snapped that night.


Les Folies by Timothy Corrigan, a new collection for Fromental.


Besides being one of the most creatively conceived showrooms, Samuel & Sons released a fun new collection called Cirque with multi-tonal pom-pom fringes that inspired the fun vibe of the showroom, as you can see from the video I shot.


Cirque collection by Samuel & Sons debuted during Paris Deco Off 2018.


The company’s ar director, Milton de Paul, certainly let his imagination loose for this one and those of us who had seen so many traditional set-ups were grateful for the spot of fun!



Next Up Maison & Objet

Everything from furniture to tabletop were shown in these hues at Maison & Objet, which I’ll present in my next post. Be sure to check back in to see what’s hot in design right now. To see what historical motifs I found during Heimtextil, click through to "The Fabric of Design" on The Modern Salonière blog.

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