Color Trends at High Point Market 2018

May 10, 2018

One of my favorite parts of visiting High Point Market is looking for color trends 2018 or validating what seems to be trending in the current marketplace. Varying shades of green and blush have been in the market for a few years, but these colors really seem to be holding strong in many of the showrooms. I personally gravitate towards both these colors because they can often act as a neutral or play well with neutrals in a design scheme.

While RED and PURPLE have both been given nods as big colors for 2018, I really did not see them as much on the showroom floor. I’ll be interested to see if red and purple begin to appear in upholstery in the next few seasons. They were huge in the fashion world, but I think a red outfit is easier to commit to then a red sofa!

Blush is morphing away from the sweet “millennial pink” (Pantone Color of the Year 2016) and into richer tones of peach, taupe and brown. I wrote post all about the Evolution of Blush a few weeks ago if you want to learn more. Here you can see some of my favorite BLUSH items spotted at High Point Market 2018. You’ll notice blush being paired with whites, creams, taupes, browns and plums. Blush pairs well with warm tones. 

Century Furniture has one of my favorite blush fabrics. This saturated and ribbed velvet was gorgeous! I love how it was used on the settee only as the cushions. This is another trend I’ve seen popping up in upholstery. First it was done with more bohemian styles, draping a contrasting fabric on sofa cushions. I love this more polished and luxe version as shown in the bottom picture.

One of my favorite pairs of chairs spotted at Century Furniture showroom.

The coordinating sofa is to die for! Love how the cushion have been upholstered separately from the piece. This is another big trend right now!

Rowe Furniture was another favorite showroom. They have so many great styles of sofas, beds, chairs – I use this brand a lot in my current design practice as it’s very family friendly! Lots of stain resistant fabric options with Crypton. This large cream sectional was amazing, we had the whole blogger tour sitting on here at one point! They designed the ottoman pieces to be interchangeable with the seats for lots of configurations.’ll notice they styled the sofa with blush, plum and gold. I think it’s a very pretty combination!

Showroom display at Rowe Furniture.

Fabric combination from Rowe Furniture – love the art deco vibe!

Bungalow5 in one of my favorite brands for accessories and trendy pieces that won’t break the bank. They had a great display with blush pink, gold and white accessories. Such a pretty combination, would be lovely in a baby girl nursery or even tween bedroom.

Bungalow 5 showing off blush and white accessories.

And then there was GREEN. So many shades of green in all the showrooms. It works so well as a paint or cabinet color as well, but I love seeing it in the furnishings too. There was bold kelly green, soft shades like blue-green and deeper emeralds as well. I saw green in the world of Ralph Lauren at EJ Victor and designer Celerie Kemble for Henredon had many flourishes of green as well! Lots of stripes (such a fun and preppy look) in green. Accessories such as green stone and green ceramics too.

Ralph Lauren at EJ Victor.

Celerie Kemble for Henredon.

Celerie Kemble for Henredon.

Henredon showroom details.

Even outdoor furnishing company, Lloyd Flandersis showing their beautiful pieces staged with green. This lime green is fun pop of color for the summer or warmer climates. Don’t forget the best GREEN is real GREEN – adding a plant to your interior is always a good move!

One more post to come on my High Point tour! Is there a topic you’d like to hear more about?


Many thanks to all our trip sponsors listed below. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own – as always!

Bernhardt Furniture | Century Furniture | Crypton Home Fabric | E.J. Victor | Exquisite Rugs | Heritage Home Group | IMC – Interhall | Karastan Rugs / Mohawk Flooring | Littman Brands | Lloyd Flanders | Modern History Inc. | Rowe Furniture | Sunbrella / Glen Raven Custom Fabrics | Universal Furniture

Opening image via Pinterest & Sherwin Williams, all other photos by Centered by Design.

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