Home Textile Design – Home Textiles Bring the Trend Colours of the New Season into the Living Room

Imm Cologne Press / Danica Maricic, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2017

Products & Materials

The signs pointed to “green” as the trend colour 2017, and green it is. The colour with the fresh coat can also seduce with tasteful, natural charm, and may accommodate both bold and reserved furnishing fans. At imm cologne 2017, it is primarily many new home textiles that show how trendy living spaces are really going green: in all shades and colourfully supplemented leaf colours for floors, windows and upholstery. That raises hopes for a lot of green sofas.

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According to the Fashion Color Report for spring 2017 from Pantone, the ten most important trend colours of the coming year are found between earthy natural hues and friendly, powerful nuances. “Greenery” is now being called for as the trend colour for 2017: a fresh, satiated leaf green meant to symbolise a new beginning and new life. The exhibitors and textile editors of the international furnishing trade fair imm cologne will also be presenting many upholstery fabrics and textile accessories in nuances from this pallet.

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With “Queensilk”, the Belgian label Limited Edition has an adapted rug in many different colours in its programme, including elegant natural hues and two rich nuances in green. Adapted rugs are once again very much in trend, all the more so in combination with a modern colour. The rug is made of wool and silk and is traditionally tufted.

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The internationally in demand rug designer Jan Kath also focuses on the highest quality and the finest handiwork for his products. His traditionally hand-knotted designs of wool and silk are as fine as they are extraordinary, as modern as they are timeless. The trend colours of the year 2017 are reflected in his current collection: the “Original Cloud” rugs show towers of clouds in earthy ochre hues and deep and dark sepia blue. Powerful green is also present in some models: the “Kirman Robson Artwork” rug in oriental style changes into many different nuances of green. A rich grass green asserts itself repeatedly in parts of the pattern and is reminiscent of emeralds.

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The “Pixel” cushions from the “Squaring of the Circle Collection” of the manufacturer and designer Cristian Zuzunaga simplify the burden of choice of the right colour: each cushion has a pattern of colourful squares that is reminiscent of oversized pixels. However, due to the large format printing of the panels of fabric, each piece is unique.

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The “Pure Textile” special event has been a fixture of imm cologne since 2011. Here is where the furniture industry meets the assortment of home textiles that is so important for it: a fruitful exchange for the industry and an exciting event for users, at which renowned manufacturers and small labels jointly present their extensive assortments. Pure Textile will once again present new upholstery fabrics and exclusive textiles in 2017 and is thus considered an important platform for trends in the field of home textiles.

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Création Baumann will be presenting its new collection for the home segment, the “Silk & Spices” collection, in two concrete and very elegant home settings. The textile company celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2016. For Philippe Baumann, who is heading the family-owned company in the fourth generation, “Pure Textile is the most important platform for high-quality interior decorating textiles in the German-speaking world.“ In the coming season, the fabric editor from Switzerland expects “that people in the home segment will once again tend more toward colours and patterns. High-quality elegance, refined design and fabrics with a pleasant feel are an important theme.”

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A fabric become a dream, like the curtain fabric “Artemisia” from the new Création Baumann “Silk & Spices” collection, should get to the heart of this theme: like a Baroque painting, the extravagant Jacquard fabric, which is worked like a relief, should reveal a fascinating wealth of colour and depth, depending upon the incidence of light; an effect that arises from the sophisticated combination of the printed and woven pattern. The fabric, both sides of which can be used, is available in a dark, a silver-coloured and a light variant, but always with a green component.

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Walls might become more colourful in future Green plays an important role as a harmonising colour or background hue. The installation of the Deutsches Tapeten-Instituts (DTI) offers inspiration for this theme at imm cologne. DTI managing director Karsten Brandt also sees a trend toward more luxuriant colours: “Wallpaper seduces us and takes us to another world, to the jungle, to the beach, to an old factory loft or an idyllic Garden of Eden. In keeping with the motto ‘Wallpaper seduces’, we present a luxuriant wallpaper garden and visualise the home trend of “Urban Jungle”, one of the most important trends of our time, with plant and floral elements designed with wallpaper. This is because the longing for nature and naturalness is a logical consequence of the hustle and bustle and digitalisation of our everyday life.”

A wonderful property of textiles is that current home trends can easily be implemented with them without reorganising the entire living space. New cushions, different curtains and a lovely plaid: the look of the decor is already completely different. The exhibitors of Pure Textile lead the way: the product worlds with their inspiring stagings are a trend barometer and provide a wealth of decoration ideas in up-to-date colour worlds.


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