7 interior textile trends not to miss out in 2019
16-05-2018 in NEXT WAVE
Find out about the most influencing textile trends for 2019: material trends, colour trends, patterns and styles.
1. Hybrid materials
Consumers as well as textile professionals find themselves in a split between their love for natural yarns and the demand for hyper performant materials. That is why the market tends toward a consolidation of the best of both worlds. The comfort touch of the natural yarns, blended with the performance power of manmade synthetic solutions. These hybrid materials deliver appealing surfaces and at the same time, they provide the consumer with a clear conscience. Milk, nettle, seaweed and soya continue to develop as part of the new sustainable alternatives. At the same time, nano technology membranes and finishes are ubiquitous.
Complex but delicate designs are subject to the so-called maximalistic trend. The designs show oriental and tropical inspired fauna and flora. Often also inspired on traditional oriental, nearly forgotten techniques and patterns.
3. Tone-on-tone colour pallets
Simplistic calming colour pallets provide a counter weight to the overload of maximalistic patterns and complex structures. Interiors are designed in tone-on-tone pallets. Or in colours from the same segment in the colour circle. The influence of Instagram is never far away in this matter. People love harmony and that is exactly what they provide.
4. Bold colours
The boldest colours are trending today. From basic red and yellow to cobalt blue and strong green. Bold colours take the dullness out of life. They refer to play and pure happiness. But bold colours are also very Instagram friendly. People tend to like colourful pictures more than they like discrete images.
5. Wabi-Sabi imperfection for the interior
Imperfect is the ultimate perfect at this moment. The trend surpasses by far the handmade trend. Born in Japan and based on the idea that life itself is imperfect, nowadays textiles find beauty in repair. Wabi-sabi is also a promise to a more human interior, contrasting with minimalistic architecture. It brings longevity and sustainability to interiors. It feels natural.
6. Sensory materials
Velvets and hyper tactile materials are amongst the most wanted materials for upholstory. Heavy constructions refer to the classic Chanel tweeds. Fluffy and plushy refer to the seventies. Velvets are at the same time strong and glamourous. Plush velvets with decadent or wabi-shabi shades continue to please textile buyers around the globe.
Anti is a trend. But it is hard to be a rebel in a world where nearly all styles are allowed. Being a rebel today is mostly about standing out against the consensus of beauty. About finding beauty in ugliness and being ironically chic. We have seen anti-fashion in Georgia, where fashion star Demna Gvasalia was tweaking mundane items and sending them back to the catwalk. In interior design, what used to be bad taste or a sign of poverty, is being reinvented as good taste. (photo a work of Cristina Celestino who dedicated some work to the North Korean interiors)
abtout the author : Niek De Prest casts an eye on the future of textiledesign and textile industry.