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5 Product Trends for January

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Trends

If you peruse through HD magazine, you’ll notice we often feature product trends. Part of the reason is we receive so many new products and start to pick up on things happening in the industry. The other reason harkens to the old journalism mantra: three makes a trend.

In the past, we’ve covered trends we’ve seen popping up on this blog. But we also want you to know that we’re diligent about this, so we’ll make this a monthly feature (and if we don’t, please hold us to it).

A hat tip goes to online editor Will Speros—we spend a lot of time exchanging emails and messages about the products we’re featuring online, in our newsletters, and in print—who helped curate this list. Here are five product trends you need to have on your radar.

1. Updated Classics
If this is peak nostalgia, we are here for it. Smilow Furniture’s revival of the Rush Daybed (originally designed in 1950) achieves a classic midcentury look; Fritz Hansen (a company that is so good at this) recently revitalized Arne Jacobson’s classic Oxford chair from 1965; and Bernhardt Design reintroduced Charles Pollock’s Finale sofa from 1965. We may waver of the ubiquity of midcentury designs, but there is no denying its timeless quality.

Finale from Bernhardt Design, first designed by Charles Pollock.

2. Watercolors
There has been a pivot lately from neutrals to large-scale patterns and bolder designs. The latest in this experimentation is the watercolor look, notably in the Watercolor collection from Innovations and Newmor’s own collection that mixes two trends: watercolor with geometrics. It’s an updated take on the ever-so-popular ombré effect.

The Watercolour Geometric collection from Newmor

3. Nature-inspired
Whether it’s an earthy palette, natural colors, the indoor-outdoor look, we are seeing products that infuse designs with Mother Nature. Mokume from Ultrafabrics resembles vertical wood graining, Flor’s Among the Wildflowers is a graphic floral print; and Milliken, who has been working on this for awhile, brings to light the textural transformations that take place on the earth everyday with its Unearthed collection.

Milliken’s Unearthed collection

4. Bold Reds
Yes, I know. This year is all about greenery, as Pantone will have you believe. But it’s also about bold red tones. Think of it as a reaction to Millennial pink. Good examples of this include Koroseal’s fiery Pure Impulse with its bold striped effect, or Architectural Systems, Inc.’s deep red barn wood from its Reclaimed Wood Collection.

5. Denim
From overalls to jean skirts and jackets, denim is back. I’m not talking about the Britney and Justin denim look but more of the Gigi Hadid variety. On the design side, InteriorArts has done this especially well, with its Denim 77 distressed wallcovering.

Denim 77 in the grain texture for InteriorArts

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