4 Heimtextil Color Trends

Check out these year-around colors we saw all over the Heimtextil show in Germany this month. They all have a subtle feel to them and work really well together, or when accenting a neutral. Say “hi” to Merlot, Deep Teal, Cobalt, & Pistachio.


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Merlot is still thriving and now can be seen popping up on more textured materials like that great shag throw or a woven tablecloth.

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Deep teal is a great blue-green shade that has a calming effect. It looks even more amazing when accented with bright colors (we especially like it with the lime green).   

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Cobalt is a playful and fun color that reminds us of the summertime. Lets all jump in the pool and relax on the beaches of the Amalfi Coast… Is it summertime yet?

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Coming off of the greenery trend, Pistachio brings the outside in with this bright but calming shade. We love this color for a bathroom or entryway!


Do you like these colors from Heimtextil? We are forecasting these colors showing up on a lot of products this year. We will keep you updated!

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Highlights from Heimtextil – Day Three

Its our last day at the show here in Frankfurt and a final chance to share a few of our favorite highlights from the day. Don’t worry though, the fun (and inspiration) aren’t over just yet – stay tuned for a more curated look at the trends we’ve explored during our time here.

Inventive Swatches


Dramatic Neutrals


Designer Doggies


Communal Weaving

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and speaking of weaving…

Mega Macrame



Highlights from Heimtextil – Day Two

Day Two of Heimtextil brought tons of print and pattern our way. One of our favorite themes is chock full of lush botanicals, exotic fauna, and tropical leaf everything. Take a peek at a handful of the highlights below.

Jewel Toned Jungle


Plus Size Palms


Hidden Creatures


Pink Flamingo


World Record in Wallpapering

a 100-meter long wall is being papered day and night in hopes to enter the Guinness Book of World Records


Don’t forget to stay tuned tomorrow for our last day of highlights from Heimtextil and more trends to come.


Highlights from Heimtextil – Day One

Hallo from Germany! Laura here in Frankfurt to bring you a few highlights from this year’s Heimtextil as we trendspot our way around the show. Stay tuned for the next few days to see what else we’ve spotted as we explore and develop trends in print, color, and lifestyle.

Playful Pinks



Nomadic Metals


Lush Tropics


Softly Scandi


Modern Memphis


See you tomorrow for day two of Highlights from Heimtextil!

The Best it Yet to Come | Freebie January 2018 Wallpaper

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?! Isn’t that how it goes? Well, friends, we made it to 2018. Now what? For the past few years, it has been a tradition to watch Google’s “most searched” end of the year video.

This year’s video is different from past videos in that we are beginning to ask “how” more than just googling products. HOW to help flood victims, HOW to help Peurto Rico, HOW to help refugees, HOW to make a protest sign… the list goes on. (CLICK HERE to watch Google’s 2017 “How” video.)

We are coming together more than ever and that is what this months wallpaper touches on. Lets all set the intention that THE BEST IS YET TO COME in 2018! Enjoy!


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