Twice a year, in April and October, WPL Interior Design heads to High Point, North Carolina for the High Point Furniture Market. This Market is the largest in the world with 180 buildings, 12 million square feet of showroom space, 75,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, with 100+ countries represented. At High Point Market 2020, we were able to see upcoming trends for the next season, which will be available in 6 months. The manufacturers represented produce furniture, lighting, rugs, art, accessories, and many other categories like faux floral arrangements.
This fall, we noticed some continuing and consistent trends that started to bud up from last year’s Market. Check out the latest interior design trends we saw for colors, finishes, styles, and patterns.
Color is making a big comeback and it was never clearer than this year. Blues, both pale and dark were trending, Coral was a big hit, and Salmon and Pink were also featured. Green was trending, both light and dark. All shades of Gray are still going very strong – it’s the new neutral and we don’t think it’s ever going away. Black was very popular as well. We’ve never seen this much black at Market.
Metallic finishes were huge trends for furniture. Mixed materials on furniture were very popular. Natural materials like rustic woods and stone were popular, as well as concrete. Like last year, we also saw furniture with clear finishes mixed in.
Most furnishings are leaning towards contemporary and some are transitional. Traditional is still not making a comeback yet.
Patterns have been making a huge comeback and you can see a lot of variety in both pattern size as well as color. We saw many big, organic floral patterns and animal prints. Designers have not been afraid to mix up their patterns and textures in their showcases!