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3 Top Trends from BDNY 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

At BDNY 2019, we spotted plenty of pink shades, along with textures and residential looks. Read more about what the interiors+sources team saw at the hospitality trade show.

At BDNY 2019, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New products and solutions for hospitality design were seen throughout the show floor.

While we’ve heard for a while that millennial pink is on the way out, at BDNY shades of pink were still prominent—from mauve to magenta. Also seen were products featuring layers and textures.

Photo:Sunbrella Contract Sweater Weather available at HBF Textiles. Photo by Valerie Dennis Craven. 

Pink is Popular

All varieties of pink—from mauve to magenta—were seen at BDNY, and exhibitors say it’s still being specified. Pinks were seen throughout, paired with golds and neutrals in fabrics and flooring.

At the Davis Furniture booth, creative director Joseph Namyst talked about the color story they were telling through the use of color, mixing “on trend jewel tones with pastels for a monochromatic look” in shades of pink and red. Davis’ booth featured a dusty pink couch with light pink and darker red accents.

Photo: Davis Furniture booth. Photo by Valerie Dennis Craven.

At Masland, contract manager Courtney Hendry-Williams discussed seeing the more vibrant shade of magenta coming into a space, balanced by gold, brown or beige as a warm neutral. She explained that clients might bring in pops of color through throw pillows or blankets on a bed against white sheets, or in the carpeting of public spaces.

[Related: Top 5 Trends at BDNY 2018]

A lot of fabrics included pinks and neutrals, including recently launched Topo by Concertex and nowHAUS by Tarkett.

Photo: Concertex. Photo by Valerie Dennis Craven.
Deep Textures

Another trend that was hard to miss was deep textures, from carpets with various piles and loops to fabrics with unique materials and designs.

(Photo: Mayer's Labyrinth Pattern. Photo by Valerie Dennis Craven.)

Velvet was seen on indoor and outdoor fabric, and other textiles featured designs and fibers that made you want to touch to believe what you are seeing.

Some highlights included lounge seating with a bold teal at Fabricut to the Sweater Weather subtle fabric and feel at Sunbrella or Labyrinth from Mayer.

Even carpets that look like fabric or are three-dimensional from the cuts and piles that create visual interest were on display. Our team couldn’t take our eyes—or hands—off the Shaw carpet, including its tailor tuft sculpted, soft flowing design.

Photo: Fabricut's Chilseled Design. Photo by Valerie Dennis Craven. 

Residential to Contract

Residential is influencing contract, from contract-only companies incorporating “resi” looks—residential, resimercial and respitality—to more companies finding ways to move from residential into the contract space.

Nanimarquina is progressing its Shade rugs from wool residential rugs into outdoor PET rugs that can withstand water and weather in indoor/outdoor contract spaces.

Photo: Outdoor shade. Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

In each rug, two gradients converge, one vertically and one horizontally, to achieve the density and regularity of the final product. The company is new to contract.

BDNY Trends in Commercial Spaces

These three trends seen at BDNY show that warmth, depth and the residential look could steer the design and mindset in the commercial space for the future.

Read how hospitality and residential are impacting workplace design.

Read next: Benjamin Moore Unveils Its 2020 Color of the Year

About the Author

Valerie Dennis Craven | Director of Accounts, Stamats & Contributing Writer

Valerie is an experienced journalist with an emphasis in the B2B market. As the former director of editorial services for i+s, she led the editorial staff in producing the multiple assets we offer: articles, podcasts, webinars, social media, CEUs and more. Valerie enjoys writing about technology and the way people work.

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