From Home Furnishing Business. Norwalk Furniture Identifies Four Fall Textile Trends, Looks on the Bright Side
Ohio-based Norwalk Furniture has identified four emerging textile trends for Fall 2020, looking to brighten up its fabric offering in response to the uncertainty that 2020 has brought to many consumers. From lively hot pinks and cerulean blues to bright mustards and crimson tones, the new colorways were curated to interject an upbeat and comforting vibe into its new textile offering and High Point showroom.
“We can all likely agree that 2020 hasn’t been the year many of us anticipated, and while it can be easy to focus on the negativity, we believe in moving forward, positively,” said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. “Over the last six months, we have focused on creating a positive structure for our team during this continuing uncertainty, finding the good in each day and moving forward with empathy, peace, love and unity – four words that you will find prominently displayed in our showroom on a statement wall featuring artwork by designer and artist, Jackie Von Tobel.
Instead of focusing on the negative, Hipple says they have chosen four textile themes that represent positivity. “It is our hope that they help to bring some happiness and sunshine into this unprecedented year,” she said.
The four trends, including “Cabana,” “Amber,” “Green Envy” and “Purely Protected”, will be added to the company’s product line with 85 new fabric and leather choices in a variety of coordinating colors, patterns and textures.
The new Purely Protected program offers an assortment of highly-durable leathers designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, particularly of importance today, as many consumers are spending more time in their homes.
Cabana – Recognized throughout the home furnishings industry for its energetic and lively fabric collection, Norwalk Furniture’s Cabana collection includes a variety of festive fabrics with a cheerful assortment of upbeat color combinations. Mint greens, hot pinks, cerulean blues and ruby reds combine to create an animated mix with a variety of cheerful floral patterns and multiple textures. This bright collection will be highlighted in the company’s High Point showroom on its popular Tamara and Fulton vignettes.
Amber – Joining Norwalk’s Amber color trend from earlier this summer, the company is adding new complementary fabrics to further enhance the trend and add to its decorating scope. As the cinnamon, nutmeg and turmeric spice tones continue to dominate, they will see a refreshing twist this Market with a new collection of fabrics that emphasize brighter mustard, crimson, milk chocolate and deep teal tones. Adding to the color additions, new fabrics will include additional base cloths and rich accent fabrics.
Green Envy – Echoing nature-inspired hues, Green Envy pulls in deeper shades of emerald, shamrock and pickle for the framework of this trend. Darker green tones are paired with mustard and dandelion tones, while lighter shades like pickle softly interplay with light violets including periwinkle and lavender – soothing tones that offer a sense of calm and comfort in uncertain times.
Purely Protected – Inspired by everyday life, the Purely Protected collection includes an assortment of 22 new highly-durable leathers that were developed to reduce scratching, fading, staining and color variations, while maintaining the look and feel of aniline, wax or oil leathers.
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ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Color of the Year 2018 – Quote from Lee Eiseman
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.
Consultant: Christine Anderson
Personal style: Preferring to work with classic clean lines, Anderson adds a mix of industrial elements along with texture and color to give her designs an urban feel.
“I tend to bring in color and texture with my accessories, like mixing in metals or wood,” Anderson said.
Hardwood floors and other rustic elements along with minimal window treatments such as blinds rather than heavy drapery add to the relaxed feel.
“It’s the more warehouse feel,” Anderson said. “It’s a little bit more rustic but with clean lines.”
Art plays an important role in design for Anderson, who incorporates sculpture, prints or other artwork or unusual pieces into a room to make it distinct.
Decorating tip: Don’t confine yourself to a specific design style and don’t be afraid to mix and match.
“In the past, we’ve had fixed categories of design from traditional to country, mission, industrial or modern, and that is no longer the case,” Anderson said. “Today’s rule is that there are no rules, and that is wonderfully liberating.”
Thinking outside of the style box allows you the freedom to bring in artwork, photographs or other objects of personal significance.
“The industry has been toying with the word transitional with a more modern look,” Anderson said. “But we’ve grown to the point that if you want grandma’s linen chest to use as a cocktail table, it’s an option. You can use the things that you love and mix it with other elements.”
Favorite room design: A re-make of a living room in the home of Brian and Rhonda Arndorfer of Merrill.
“They wanted the appearance to be totally different from what they had,” Anderson said. “They had an 80s or 90s décor.”
The couple opted to go with clean, simple lines and a neutral color scheme highlighting the room’s main furniture, a mid-sized sofa and two track arm chairs with tapered legs. The furniture is offset by textures and color found throughout the rooms accessories.
“I went with a neutral woven fabric for the sofa and the chairs,” Anderson said. “They have very simple lines.”
Texture is introduced into the room with an over sized leather ottoman serving as a cocktail table, a woven throw and leather crocodile skin tray. An abstract floral oil painting above the fireplace pulls in the soft greens and tans placed throughout the room.
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Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. As displayed in the 10 palettes below, Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017