With the announcement from Sherwin Williams of their color of the year, ‘Oceanside’, this designer was wondering how fast the furniture showrooms can move to show the influence these paint selections have. And the answer is: pretty dang fast.
From deep teal to navy that’s leaning a little more green, showroom walls, fabrics and furniture all fell in line to capture the color of ‘wanderlust’. With designers from all over the world dropping in on High Point, North Carolina this week, wanderlust is an appropriate vibe.
Julian Chichester is always ahead of the curve with unapologetic saturation of colors mixed with truly beautifully crafted furniture. This designer could wander around their showroom for hours.
Celerie Kemble embraces the ocean vibe in many of her designs and her new release for Eastern Accents feels like a cool dip in a teal ocean.
Hickory White’s upper floors are devoted to the ever colorful collections by Lillian August where teal walls and armchairs were paired with neutrals and whimsical pops of yellow.
And then there was red…..
Paint companies compete for designer love and Benjamin Moore also recently announced their color of the year.
This year the bold choice comes in the form of red hot inspiration and vibrancy. Caliente showed up in several showrooms this year. Bold walls in the Vanguard showroom were a fun backdrop to more neutral sofas. Paired with animal prints and hair on hide upholstered mirrors, Caliente makes a big bold statement – go big or go home.
Designers can’t talk colors without looking to Pantone, a huge influencer on the runway and in the showrooms. While I wanted to believe that Minion Yellow isn’t a thing, it kept popping up in some of my favorite places. Lillian August is always the purveyor of all things colorful. And while I’ll probably leave Minion Yellow to my kids movie watching experiences, the pairing with grey was somehow both sophisticated and playful. Which I guess is the point.
Neutrals and whites were standing their ground this season at High Point. Especially at the new Highland House showroom, with the bright airy vignettes generating a lot of buzz. The pairing of whites and creams with soft blush tones and pink accents was elegant and inviting. Is Millenial Pink here to stay?
Highland House had a strong designer reaction to their new showroom this market. Bright and airy backdrops led the way, with accents in pinks and greens. Artwork was carefully curated this year – creating delightful vignettes.
No matter where you look for Fall Interior Fashion inspiration, the colors we’ve been hearing about this season are making their mark. Also selling light hot cakes this market – gold accessories – but that’s a whole other blog post!