Design in Green – Textile trends in green

Imm Cologne Press

March 2, 2017

Products & Materials

Green, green, green are all my clothes… but the hunter green referred to in this traditional German children’s song has nothing to do with the colour trend currently bathing our living rooms in noble dark or a fresh ambience: from subtle mint through strong grass and fine fir greens, to nuances of taupe and petrol blue, green tones are getting involved in the home in a big way. In Hall 3.2 at imm cologne 2017, the industry’s leading manufacturers were presented high-quality and exclusive textiles, inspiring visitors with appealingly staged dream interiors in fabric.

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Photo: Nya Nordiska, World of Naturals

Green is the colour of life, growth, hope: its effect is as vibrant and inspiring as it is harmonious and relaxing. The colour is popular in the form of houseplants in urban homes – green representing a yearning for nature, a symbol of vitality. But above all, green is perfect as an alternative to the perennial chocolate brown or hard black for a high-contrast background. And with a dark green sofa, a bit of colour can be allowed to show, without the feeling being created that the whole home has to be completely redecorated pop art style.

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Photo: Jab Anstoetz; Longi

Hardly surprising then that this enriching tone is making a marked comeback in all types of textiles. Not only can models be seen on the world’s catwalks wearing green, the colour also cuts quite a dash in the home: all shades of green look outstanding on wallpaper, curtains, carpeting, cushions and upholstered furniture.

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Photo: Creation Baumann; Delizia

Homely fabrics for covers and decoration are characteristic of Jab Anstoetz Fabrics. Alongside fabrics for decoration and furniture, forming part of the “Central Park” collection are also sheers, curtains and blackouts, in which all shades are carefully balanced. Elegant olive provides the base tone and combines harmoniously with gradations into yellow and brown. In complete contrast are the brightly coloured, printed “Botany” and “Countryside” decoration fabrics, in which bold, colourful blooms create an effective counterpoint to lush green leaves.

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Photo: Creation Baumann; Delizia

The floral theme has also been taken on at Création Baumann: the “Delizia R” roller blind was specially developed for the home and offers a bouquet of flowers in a watercolour-like appearance. Thanks to the large-scale digital print, the roller blind seems almost like a painting. The colours are subtle and when combined with stronger, red tones, their different shades, ranging from Turkish green to yellow green, have a harmonising effect.

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Photo: SAHCO; PremiumBasics, Duke chairs

Even Nya Nordiska’s current autumn collection plays with floral and botanical patterns, albeit in a very abstract form: organic structures feature in the eight new fabrics and variations on existing designs. The spectrum of fabrics extends from purist Asian pleats through the natural feel of linen to the opulence of velour. The decor always appears quiet and discreet, light and carefree, and, in typical Nya Nordiska style, avoids modish looks by virtue of its timeless aesthetic.

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Photo: SAHCO; PremiumBasics, Duke chairs

The new cover fabrics from Sahco also offer a clean look. Thanks to fine chenille yarn, they embody the popular vintage look – with elegant patterns or monochromatic. “Levino”, “Flint” and “Duke” demonstrate a modest nonchalance and are easily combined.

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Photo: Nya Nordiska, Janis FR 06 absynth

Whether as a single splash of colour or in a palette of many different shades: the trend colour green brings modern cosiness into the home and can just as easily combine with other tones to be subdued as it can to become an eye-catcher. It creates a modern look alongside pink and grey, provides a feeling of calm next to blue and brown and is expressive alongside red and orange. And when used as the dominant colour in an overall ambience, it makes for that special feel-good factor. The green, green grass of home!

Cover Photo: Nya Nordiska, Core Classics


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