Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Softer Side of Winter


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and an exciting New Years!

This is the time in the wallcovering industry when new collections for the upcoming year are previewed. The colors for this winter season I have noticed are more subtle than ever before. Not only with the coloration of the wallpapers, but in their prints as well. There’s been a huge emphasis on taupe, gray-blue, off-white, and pearl grey. Not only has this color scheme evolved in the wallcovering industry, I’ve noticed it as well in the coordination of fabrics.

Everywhere I look in commercial spaces, I notice this color palette being used. I find it very sophisticated and easy to live with. I’ve noticed this color change evolved after the use of grey and white in wallcoverings and fabrics. Because, it might seem, in my professional opinion, that wallcovering and fabric designers have looked for a softer and more sophisticated style. There’s been a big increase in the use of soft velvets, chenille fabric, and light linens for window treatments. This specific use of color, I personally feel, is very restful and soothing.

My favorite example of this new color palette trend is with one of my favorite designers, Antonina Vella, who just came out with a collection called Natural Opalescence, represented by York Wallcovering. Another favorite is Makato from the Floris collection by Romo Wallcovering.

So stop by to start off 2019 to express your softer side of winter for your home.

And, as I always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!

Best,

Robin





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