One thing to know about me – I am a self-professed fabric-fanatic! I love discovering fresh styles at market and the anticipation that comes with waiting (im)patiently to have the new textiles arrive each season. Seeing the patterns and colors gets my mind racing with the thought of the beautiful creations soon to be designed. Just when I thought nothing would ever top the rich winter plaids I spent the last few months dreaming about, our spring styles came and took my breath away! Now that the air has returned to my lungs, I have to share a sneak peek of this season’s new fabrics and some of our shop favorites that are perfect for everything from throw pillows and duvets, to upholstery pieces, to window treatments and table toppers!
When it comes to spring trends there are two that have really jumped out at me. One, “The New Neutrals”, is a mixture of my favorite green hues with greige. That’s not a typo (and no, it’s also not taupe)! Greige is a gorgeous combination of beige and gray that creates a rich color that can work in both warm and cool color palettes. Where beige tends to have yellow undertones, and taupe has red or green depending on the warmth, greige has blue undertones that pair perfectly with a variety of hues. Paired up with the lovely shades of green (and perhaps some yellow for an extra pop) that I can’t get enough of, this combination sings springtime.
Another popular fabric trend this season is the return of our beloved blush and pink hues, this time mixed with light and airy sea-foam blues. This combination plays with Pantone’s current color of the year, Classic Blue, and gives a nod to the coral-inspired color palettes of 2019. They are transformed into something as fresh and airy as the season itself. I love introducing these brighter and bolder colors to my home in places like trim for my pillows. Trim can be overlooked when creating custom pillows, but as the perfect place for a pop of accent color, it shouldn’t be! Introducing a festive trim to your designs can create a full and luxurious product that pops on any surface.
The true excitement in a room comes from mixing and matching your favorite prints. These spring trends are available in so many fun and interesting patterns that overlapping them is not only gorgeous, but easy! It might be my love of maximalism here at the shop but why choose just one fabric when you can blend your favorites to create a custom look full of depth and texture. I love the freedom of mixing together everything from floral with plaids to stripes with animal print. A room without texture is like prosecco without the bubbles – flat and a bit humdrum.
I could go on and on about our new fabrics (and then on some more about my classic favorites) but I’d rather show you! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see our #FabricFriday posts where I showcase my favorites textiles in the shop. We will also have them on full display during our Spring Open House on March 6th, 7th and 8th. For those who can’t make it, check out the Nell Hill’s online shop for spring pillows and accessories that we will have on display during our event! Until next time – happy decorating!