The 29th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) has just been held in New York City from 21-24th May. In Part One of this blog series I looked at the latest furniture trends and in Part Two I covered off the latest lighting trends. In this week’s blog I am looking at the latest in colour trends.
There were some some key colours which really came through at both ICFF and the various design showrooms we went to in New York. Some of these key colours we have seen a taste of and some are quite different to recent colours we have been using.
Strongest Trending Colour – Green
We have been seeing a bit of green over the past year coming through in interiors and fashion clothing, but the predominant colour has definitely been blue. Green is now stepping out from Blue’s shadow and coming into its own. Green of all shades was on display, from deep forest green, to olive green, soft green and bright green.
A gorgeous stand at ICFF showing beautiful shades of green
Stunning velvet swivel chair at the Jonathan Adler Showroom in Manhattan
Beautiful green velvet chair at the Jonathan Adler Showroom
Blue is still popular
Although Green is the colour d’jour, blue is still a popular choice. The blues I saw were mainly greyed blues. Another blue we saw a lot of was a bright turquoise blue.
Key Accent Colour – Grape
The emergence of grape as a key accent colour was very evident. Beautifully rich and warm, this colour was seen on velvet sofas, chairs, pouffs and bedding.
Key Accent Colour – Mustard/Gold
Another warm accent colour is various shades of mustard and gold. Warm, rich and beautiful.
Key Accent Colour – Pink
We have seen a lot of beautiful blush colours around for the past year or so, particularly after Pantone announced that Rose Quartz, along with Serenity, was one of their two colours for 2016. The pinks I saw in New York had more apricot tones in them, more salmon than dusky blush pink.
Neutral – Grey
The predominant neutral colour base is still grey. I saw very little cream, taupe, beige or brown.