Trending this fall: the color orange, "feminine with an edge"

Every six months, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, N.C. There, designers and furniture professionals just like those of us at Knox and Panoply go to see the 11.5 million square feet of showspace featuring more than 2,000 exhibitors introducing tens of thousands of new products to market visitors. This year’s Fall Market is set for October 17-22, 2015, and the High Point Market Style Spotters have already started telling us what they’re expecting from the fall market.

Courtney Lake with Monogram Decor in San Francisco said, “One of the things I am most interested in is seeing how the color orange is being added to the mix. It’s a color that is trending for interiors, and I am curious to see how showrooms interpret it for Market.” Lori Gilder of HGTV said, "I am expecting to see a new take on pastel colors in fabrics that reflect a more earthy tone. Typically we think of pastels more suited to the summer months, but this Fall Market, I’ll be looking for the warm teals, mint greens, baby blues and a dusty rose and lilac to appear, revitalized from 30 years ago.”

Kati Curtis of Katie Curtis Design said she doesn’t normally follow trends,"but this Market, I'm super-inspired by the Fall 2015 runway shows. This season more than ever I'm energized by a new focus on craftsmanship and customization – similar to a couture gown!” Curtis said that “femininity continues to be a strong driver in my work,” and she looks for products that are feminine with an edge. Leslie Hendrix-Wood, a designer from Midland, Texas, also said she is watching a trend she calls “The New Feminine.” She says the look is one with "a softer, more livable design that nods to the past while embracing the future.” To learn more about the predictions for the Fall Market, click here.