Trending color at High Point Market

One thing I heard over and over at High Point last week was how everyone was so excited about all the color in the showrooms. Evidently for the past few years the showrooms have been awash with shades of gray and white.

As someone who is passionate about color I was on high alert for colors I saw as trending. I saw plenty of blues and greens and also purples (no surprise since Pantone picked Radiant Orchard as their color for 2014). What I didn’t except though was a color that hasn’t gotten a whole lot of love lately and that is RED! Not the deep dark “oxblood red” of the past few years but big bold tomato red!

Take a look at some of these gorgeous showroom where Red was definitively the center of attention.

Alexa hampton

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair: Linda Holt Photo

 Possibly my favorite show room in all of High Point was this teal and red room for Hickory Chair by Alexa Hampton.

red and turquoise for C R laine

C.R. Laine showroom: Photo Linda Holt photo

C.R. Laine    showed vibrant tomato red with aqua. A hot/cool color combination I have always loved.

Wesley Hall Showroom: Photo Linda Holt

Wesley Hall paired red with charcoal and creamy white for this fresh looking showroom with fabrics from Tilton Fenwick.

C R Laine showroom: Linda Holt Photo

The above vignette was also at C.R. Laine; Don’t you love that red leather stool and red coral art work paired with the red trellis patterned chair?

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald for Chaddock: Photo Linda Holt

Mary McDonald used gray and white for her new line for Chaddock Home but look what she used as her accent color! If you look to the left there is the most beautiful red leather and brass side table. That floor by the way was one of my favorite elements of the show.

I have SO MUCH more to share but for now I wanted to spread the news that Red is trending!

What do you think of red? Do you use it in your home?

If you would like help updating your home for Spring or want to incorporate red into your home, give me call!

10 Responses to Trending color at High Point Market
  1. Jil Sonia Interiors Reply

    I’ve got to say reds not one of my fav colours – but it’s sure good to know it’s heading our way – would look nice with the grays and whites, as you’ve mentioned. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Never been a favorite of mine either Jil but I will say, the rooms were beautiful.

  2. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    I’m really wanting to see more raspberry and pink, but not red. I’m surprised to hear there was so much of it there! Thanks for the report, Linda 🙂

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Kristie, Raspberry and pink were spotted too. I have a post on those colors coming up soon, along with some very unexpected color combinations.

  3. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    Ooh! I’ll be looking for those posts!

    • Linda Holt Reply


  4. Livia Reply

    Although I am not a fan of too much red, I have to admit that in the pictures taken by you the red looks good, probably because of the combination with blues and greys. Thanks for the heads up Linda.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      I think that’s the secrete for using red in interiors Livia…it’s all about moderation. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Amanda Eck Reply

    I too am not a big red fan, but can appreciate it mixed with all those lovely blues & grays.
    It was sooo good to finally meet you and hope to see you again at HP!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Hi Amanda, SO GREAT to meet you too! I’ll definitely be back to HP next Spring. As far as red, I’m not a huge red fan either. I don’t have a single red thing in my house but seeing some of those show rooms really has me thinking!

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