Six Color Cues from High Point Market

Fresh back from a four-day tour of High Point Market — North Carolina’s furniture equivalent of New York’s Fashion Week — we scouted miles of showrooms for the latest product introductions and industry trends.  Though a chill was in the air — and a tornado whipped through a neighboring town — showrooms screamed spring in upbeat, colorful vignettes.  We break out some of the season’s trending hues in six color categories:

1. Thinking Pink: Varying shades of pink, from the palest of blushes to the most vibrant of fuchsias had a strong presence.

Barclay Butera for Eastern Accents




Hickory Chair: Paris Apartment Collection by Suzanne Kasler


Century: New Vienna collection

2. Purple Persuasion: Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, has led to varying interpretations in home décor from pale lavender and lilac, to deep aubergine and plum.

Highland House




Hancock & Moore


3. Hues of Blue: From soft sky blue, to vivid teal, peacock, or deep navy and indigo — shades of blue continue to be a sure-fire favorite in both apparel and home fashions.

Highland House


Lillian August


Elaine Smith


4. Green Giant: Showrooms embraced green in a big way from spring greens and lime to emerald and chartreuse. Olive also returned to the scene.



CR Laine


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams



5. Sunny Side: Whether muted, bright or buttery, yellow had its play in many high-end showrooms.

Lillian August


Lillian August


Lillian August

6. Red Rising:  Red — already popular on runways — turned heads in many showrooms, including Wesley Hall, which declared “Pompeii” as their spring 2018 color of the season.

Hancock & Moore




Wesley Hall