market is always a great time to see the trends that have been flying around for a while come together, and see which ones really make it. you may have heard that pantone’s color of the year is emerald green – and they’re really trying to make it happen. with sponsored events and exhibits around the color emerald, some of the vendors had their seemingly ubiquitous “emerald” corner, pulling in their few emerald colored products, but it was obvious – green was in, but not emerald. the greens that were everywhere were less jewel toned, more kelly green and lime green.
the big trend this year was mixing modern furnishings with more textural and natural elements like flat weave rugs made of wool and jute, organic pieces like tree trunks made into tables, and elements like floor pillows and poufs for extra seating.
in addition, the industrial look of metal, riveted steel, and leather mixed with linens and textural, almost burlap fabrics – made famous by stores like restoration hardware is still going strong. iconic mid-century pieces are now being re-made to match this style which is a fun way to get the vintage look without getting a knock-off piece.
and finally, know that color is BACK. without following trends in a specific color, across the board, vibrant hues are in. whether it be tangerine oranges, bright fuchsias or saturated navy tones, the more color the better.