At High Point Market this past October, there was a noticeable trend toward warmer neutrals. While gray is still prominent, even those tones have warmed with more taupe and yellow undertones. Medium browns, however, were abundant, many with spicy flair leaning toward reds, oranges and golds.
Even the metallic finishes in lighting, accents and furniture continue to warm up, moving toward deeper gold, brass and bronze tones. With the coronavirus still presenting uncertainty, exhibitors predict that warmth through color and materials will stay in demand. The warmer brown tones at market are also pulling from the natural materials and textures that were prevalent in so many collections — rattan, rope, wicker, boucles and more make home furnishings from upholstery to lighting touchable, and bring an outdoor element in to connect consumers to nature.
Pattern — abstract florals, toiles, geometrics and more — and pops of playful color were abundant to accent the more subtle tones of neutral anchor pieces, adding drama and fun.
Consumers looking for home furnishings in 2021 will have an abundance of styles to choose from, but comfort seems to be the overarching theme for this coming year.
The warmth of spicy neutrals, natural materials and deeper metallics play into the consumer’s desire to style the home in a way that brings comfort and peace during uncertain times.
Made in the U.S., the Bradington-Young Lavendar Settee features a sleek arm profile, high back and traditional warm leathers for accent seating designed to sink into. www.bradington-young.com
The Amisco Dorsey stools are featured with a mid-tone brown, adding comfortable seating and a bit of swivel to the kitchen island. Available in 14 metal finishes and 70 fabrics. www.amisco.com
The Avalon area rug from Classic Home in Honey Gold is designed for indoor or outdoor spaces and features texture designed to warm up a space. 100% polyester. www.classichome.com
The armless Hawkins accent chair from CR Laine is customizable in a variety of fabrics including Landry Autumn, which adds a bold, yet warm pop of color to a room. www.crlaine.com
The Camden bed from Hurtado is a light-scale sleigh bed designed for mattress only. The soft channeled foot board, head board and attached nightstands add a clean visual presentation. www.copelandfurniture.com
Inspired by the detail and originality of antique Bijar carpets, Someplace in Time from Jaipur adds a refined punch of color via artisan-made Persian handknots. www.jaipurliving.com
The Finley from Pacific Coast Lighting touts a resin body with a rattan wrap and off-white linen shade, bringing natural materials to a classic lamp profile. www.pacificcoastlighting.com
Wood, brass and antique leather come together in the Dore two-drawer side table from Sarreid Ltd. for warm masculine style with a twist. www.sarreid.com
High Desert Dune from Celadon adds warmth and nature in a neutral way to the walls. The curves of natural dunes can add a calming effect on any space. www.celadon.com