HIGH POINT — For 2023, textile manufacturers are incorporating several consumer influences into new fabric collections and offering options to meet the needs of an eclectic and diverse buyer audience.
Much like the classic grays that never seem to go away, the blues are here to stay. In what has become a new neutral hue, blues are being used in more than just coastal designs. Bold blues add energy to a space and are striking against neutral and white color palettes. On the other hand, soft blues create a sense of tranquility and zen as they mirror nature in their water-inspired shades.
Geometric patterns and bold colors
Work and socialization continue to thrive in an at-home atmosphere, and consumers are adding a bit of spunk to their spaces. Geometric patterns give a variety of options in design from illusion of movement to keeping it minimal with less complex lines and shapes. Bold graphics and colors add a similar excitement with contrasting shades and saturated hues when paired with neutrals.
It is no secret that everyone wants a sofa that does not stain from red wine spills, color-happy toddlers and puddle-splashing pets, but consumers are finding that performance means much more than just easy-to-clean. Sustainability is on a growing trajectory within the category of performance fabrics, offering new options for buyers who want to invest in design and furnishings that are eco-friendly.
Warming it up
In line with creating serene spaces that mimic nature both in design and production, warm tones, grounding neutrals and heavy texture are entering the home to ramp up the safe space many want to create. Between cloud-like boucles and muted hues of browns, greens, oranges and even blues, people desire softer, cozier interiors that create a restful home.
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