Color Trends in Textiles in Early 2018

Cinnamon and rose hues are color trends at Heimtextile by Raymakers.
Cinnamon and rose hues at Heimtextile by Raymakers.

January has been a whirlwind of design events with Heimtextil, Deco Off and Maison & Objet following in quick succession. We’re sharing a quartet of the most popular color trends we spotted 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.

Color Trends at Heimtextil Are Piquant

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

Libeco mossy greens at Heimtextil.
Libeco mossy greens at Heimtextil. 

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

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

Savory Hues During Paris Deco Off

Colors trending in the 2018 releases of Dedar
Colors trending in the 2018 releases of Dedar.

Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio presented the Dedar 2018 new releases during Paris Deco Off, and these color trends showed up in their collection with vivacity. As you’ll hear Caterina say in the above video, 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 include the same hues we’d seen in Frankfurt and all over Paris in early 2018.

Pierre Frey 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.
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 color trends in the patterns this famed French fabric house dedicated to them. 

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

Hermes Color Trends January 2018
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.
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.
The Evelyn pattern in The Muse collection designed by Peter Gomez for Zoffany.

On the softer side of my color trends 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 was simply stunning in person. 

Georges Braque inspired this wallpaper design by Fromental.
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 here in a photo I snapped that night. 

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

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

The company’s art 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 we’ll highlight in our next post. Be sure to check back in to see what’s hot in color trends in furnishings right now. 

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