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Heimtextil Trends-2016/2017

Heimtextil trends for 2016/2017 look promising and worthy to be one of the most important ones in the business. “Well Being 4.0” is the key trend for the next Heimtextil and it comprises 4 themes named Protect, Energise, Nourish and Enrich.

Forecast Courtesy: Heimtextil Theme Park

New design themes will be defined by an integrated approach which restores a people-centred design focus with a stronger appeal to the senses. ‘Well-being 4.0’ is all about textile furnishing that exudes an aura of relaxation and calm. Everything will be geared towards offering a better life and greater well-being. At the same time, technology and science intertwined with textiles play a key role. The number 4.0 echoes ‘industry 4.0’ and stands for smart, digital and customised solutions. Below is an overview of the themes that are going to rock the upcoming trends.

PROTECT: good for us

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This trend predicts a clean aesthetic, or crisp, understated design. It goes hand in hand with a versatile range of wellness products and detox programmes. As a valuable and rare commodity, silence takes centre stage. It becomes an antidote to a world where we’re constantly connected and increasingly feel the desire to switch off and do ourselves some good. The trend is all about protecting our physical, but above all our psychological needs.

Colors reflect the idea of purity, lightness and silence whether found in daylight or at night.

ENERGISE: digital dreams

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People use technology to boost their feelings of well-being. The borders between being online and offline are becoming blurred. And the digital world is encroaching on our physical world. In this process, light is becoming a new way of creating intangible shapes and highlighting dynamic contours. The color spectrum pulsates between strong and weak contrasts. At the same time, bright and virtually fluorescent colors vibrate in comparison with darker electric-blue shades. This high-energy trend livens up the aesthetic with intensive brilliance and gloss, kaleidoscopic patterns and humorous, athletic designs.

The color palette pulsates with high and low contrasts. Intense and almost fluorescent shades vibrate against deeper electric blue hues.

NOURISH: sensory design

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Urban and natural landscapes converge and spawn a new, sustainable world. The focus is on making areas green. The color palette celebrates the beauty of greens, as well as dark browns and greys, in harmony with elements such as the soil and stone. Natural materials are coupled with pioneering design. Handcrafted products play a special part in the process by accentuating the beauty of the source.

The emphasis is on greenery with colors that celebrate the beauty of a green hue and its environmental elements, such as earth, stone, deep browns and greys.

ENRICH: appealing to all the senses

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he focus is placed on opulent and highly decorative elements which blend cultural references with the past and future. Ornamental ensembles and shimmering, classy materials are eye-catching. Superb, rich colors like plum and crimson abound with metallic gold, brass and bronze elements. A hint of the Orient is blended with iconic patterns which reinterpret classicism with splendour to perfection.

Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and gunmetal.


Color Pairings with Rose Quartz & Serenity (Pantone Color of the Year 2016)

Rose Quartz and Serenity…Pantone’s two beautiful colors for 2016, have an individual personality and they can be paired with numerous other hues to create designs and color ways that you can stand confident with. Have heard people calling them a baby pink and a powder blue, but, in reality they are nowhere close to them and its time to embrace the two colors for what they are and also to welcome this bright yet serene change in our ambience.

According to Pantone, whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.

Below are Rose Quartz and Serenity color pairings as per Pantone’s forecast.

Color Combinations using Rose Quartz and Serenity

Color Combinations using Rose Quartz and Serenity

Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 Textile Color Trends

A creative textile and surface design show, named Indigo features top level design studios, trend studios and bookshops. Below are their textile colors for the season.

Forecast Courtesy: Indigo


Byoyant: Modern technology offers us the opportunity to remain connected with others, not alienated or alone. Perhaps because of this and despite the continuing struggles with the economy, climate change and other challenges to our survival, we remain optimistic about the future. That optimism is reflected in a palette of unexpectedly light and bright shades of color offset with tinted neutrals. Garment shapes, particularly outerwear, grow in volume but in featherweight fabrics, offering a protective shell that is still light and easy to wear.


Romany: This theme alludes to the romance and history of the traveling people of Old Europe. Color inspiration comes from their brightly painted caravans and the rich hues of their embroidered textiles. Intense shades of red and orange mix with a variety of blues and greens. Charcoal grey, navy blue and pale yellow, offset the brights. This palette works well for prints and patterns on both woven sans sweater knits.


Chiaruscuro: Inspired by the art form, with its use of strong contrasts between light and dark. It also alludes to the fairy tales we learned as children, dark and magical stories with extreme characterizations including the pure heroine, the valiant prices and the wicked witch influence a palette of stark black and white with shadowy grey hues. Metallic shades of copper and old gold speak to a medieval timbre and are used in combination with deep red and teal blue.



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