The Power of Upholstery
  • Retailers are adding more unexpected hues to their floors in response to consumer demand for color options. The Braxton Culler mermaid chair incorporates trending colors.
    The Braxton Culler mermaid chair
  • The Design9 Filo sofa is shown with Della Robbia’s Focus One chair and a bright, multihued rug and pillows at Contempo Concepts, a retailer in Winston-Salem, N.C.
    The The Design9 Filo sofa
  • Bassett’s Duncan upholstered bed in Lipstick is representative of the red/berry color focus seen at the spring High Point Market.
    Bassett’s Duncan upholstered bed in Lipstick
  • Natuzzi’s red leather Ciak collection is representative of the red/berry color focus seen at the spring High Point Market.
    Natuzzi’s red leather Ciak collection
  • In the Braxton Culler showroom in High Point, Libby Langdon’s Haynes sofa contrasts with the Jermain chair and is accented by the Preston bench.
    In the Braxton Culler showroom in High Point, Libby Langdon’s Haynes sofa contrasts with the Jermain chair and is accented by the Preston bench.
  • Gus Design’s Atwood sofa in Muskoka Surf, above, is featured in the storefront window at retailer Contempo Concepts.
    Gus Design’s Atwood sofa in Muskoka Surf, above, is featured in the storefront window at retailer Contempo Concepts.
  • Pantone's color of the year for 2013, Emerald Green, is seen across all retail categories including fashion and home furnishings. It is interpreted in Bradington Young's leather wing chair.
    Bradington Young's leather wing chair
  • Pantone's color of the year for 2013, Emerald Green, is seen across all retail categories including fashion and home furnishings. It is interpreted in HGTV Home's Churchill chair.
    HGTV Home's Churchill chair
  • Pantone's color of the year for 2013, Emerald Green, is seen across all retail categories including fashion and home furnishings. It is interpreted inYounger Furniture's mid-century inspired sofa.
    Younger Furniture's mid-century inspired sofa
  • Rugs from Feizy's Sargasso I collection can be used indoors and outdoors. The rugs will be shown during the June 19-25 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
    The Braxton Culler mermaid chair
  • Kathy Veltri
    The The Design9 Filo sofa
  • The Cetera Collection from Feizy Rugs will be among 19 collections to debut during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market June 19-25.
    Bassett’s Duncan upholstered bed in Lipstick
  • Checkered Pig
    Natuzzi’s red leather Ciak collection
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    In the Braxton Culler showroom in High Point, Libby Langdon’s Haynes sofa contrasts with the Jermain chair and is accented by the Preston bench.
  • Kathy Veltri
    Gus Design’s Atwood sofa in Muskoka Surf, above, is featured in the storefront window at retailer Contempo Concepts.
  • Weber Kevin Kolman
    Bradington Young's leather wing chair
  • Caillou
    HGTV Home's Churchill chair
  • Haste Garden
    Younger Furniture's mid-century inspired sofa
 
A wider array of color is reaching retail floors, as color plays a vital role in purchase decisions. One of the big stories at April's High Point Market was the amount of color featured in showrooms at every price level and across categories. On the upholstery side, sofas and chairs in fabric and leather were introduced in muted and bright shades of blue, green, red, pink, purple and yellow, as well as in several lines of upholstered headboards.
 
Posted: June 5, 2013