Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019
Upper-end leather upholstery manufacturers and importers say the category continues to move away from brown tones toward grays and charcoals on one hand and colors from vibrant to earthen on the other.
They also report consumer demand for better leathers and scales on two ends of the spectrum: a big move toward accommodating smaller spaces without skimping on quality and style appeal, while there’s still a market for hefty looks with big visual impact, but more refined styling.
Shades of grey, plenty of color
While brown’s still around, shades of gray and an increase in color from muted, earthy tones to more vibrant hues represent growth areas.
Leather has moved beyond a durable upholstery option to become a fashion statement that opens the door for more diversity in color and texture, according to Huntington House Vice President of Merchandising Michael Kirby.
From a high-end fashion perspective, Kirby sees more interest in full grain anilines and semi-anilines with pull-up as they are more natural looking leathers with a hand that’s usually softer warmer vs. cold, shiny and slick.
Source: Furniture Today