Textiles are one of the most important aspects of a space after wall colour. It’s no surprise that textile trends are always ever-changing. Here are 3 textile trends that are making the rounds for spring and summer of 2016.
One of the latest trends is the move towards monochromatic textiles and prints. Strong black & white motifs are a mainstay, so it makes sense that the timeless combination is making a comeback this season. In a variety of patterns and shapes, black & white can stand alone or take on a new life when placed next to colours and metallic accents for a different approach. It’s a simple approach that works in multiple rooms in the home almost regardless of the rest of the palette. It’s important to remember that not every shade of a colour is created equal, so be sure to do your due diligence in the black and white tones you choose being consistent among all of the textiles you use.
There are types of textiles associated with outdoor use in patio and front yard furniture. They tend to be the fabrics that are especially tough, able to withstand the elements without losing its look and lustre. These fabrics are usually made up of synthetic fibers and dyed with UV-resistant pigments. This is especially useful for upholstery and other textiles that remain inside but are exposed to plenty of sunlight; the fabrics are designed specifically to have anti-fading qualities that keep it looking new for longer periods of time. Most of these fabrics are resistant to what’s known as crocking, or discolouration. Some are also resistant to bleach, perspiration, and spills. The reason why some homeowners shy away from lighter colours in their decor is due to the cleaning factor. With many indoor-outdoor fabrics, they’re spill resistant and will require minimal cleaning to keep it in good shape.
We don’t necessarily mean going vintage or rustic, but thick and textured textiles in rich tones of olive green, mustard and burnt orange are set to make a comeback in a big way. As more and more interior designers are beginning to incorporate mid-century silhouettes into the spaces, textiles that bring everything to life are poised to reappear. Think natural fabrics like cotton, linen, leather and even corduroy in large patterns with geometric shapes and lines throughout. While many of these colours and fabrics were paired together in earlier years, they’re going to show up in more subtle ways now to fit an aesthetic of modern minimalism in a way that makes sense.