“Cabana” highlights festive fabrics with a cheerful assortment of upbeat color combinations.
NORWALK, Ohio – Custom upholstery manufacturer Norwalk Furniture has identified four color trends for upholstery fabrics that look to brighten interiors for consumers during ongoing uncertainty in 2020.
From lively hot pinks and cerulean blues, to bright mustards and crimson tones, to energetic yet soothing greens, the new colorways were developed to interject an upbeat and comforting vibe into Norwalk’s new textile offering and its’ spaceM-108 High Point showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center.
The four trends – “Cabana,” “Amber,” “Green Envy” and the new “Purely Protected” program – 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.
Cabana 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. The leathers are designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, particularly of importance today, as many consumers are spending more time in their homes.
“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 past 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, we have chosen four textile themes that represent positivity, and it is our hope that they help to bring some happiness and sunshine into this unprecedented year,” Hipple continued.
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.