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4 trends affecting textile choices next year


High Point – For 2023, textile manufacturers are incorporating several consumer influences into their new fabric collections and offering options to meet the needs of a selective and diverse buyer audience.

blue hues

Left: Milliken Textile has added a variety of options to its Rediscovered line, including seacoast-inspired panels and textures.
Right: Wabi Sabi from Crypton Fabric is a nod to the blue-and-white porcelain tradition with a touch of totally imperfect detail.

Much like classic grays that never seem to go away, blues are here to stay. In what has become the new color neutral, blues are being used in more than just coastal designs. Deep blue adds energy to the space and hits with neutral tones and white. On the other hand, soft blues create a calm and zen feel as they reflect nature in its water-inspired shades.

Geometric patterns and bold colors

Left: Brooklyn-based artist Katie Mears created an artwork out of some of Valdese Weaver’s new Seaqual Initiative fabric from recycled marine plastic.
Right: Ultrasuede adds 14 new colors to its Ultrasuede HP collection of weighted upholstery fabrics in vibrant, modern coastal land themes.

Work and socialization continue to thrive in the home atmosphere, and consumers are adding a little spunk to their spaces. Geometric patterns offer a variety of options in design from the illusion of movement to keeping it minimal with less complex lines and shapes. Bold graphics and colors add excitement similarly with contrasting shades and saturated colors when paired with neutral colors.

Left: Milliken Textile’s re:Discover collection features high-performance fabrics with a non-PFAS performance finish.
Right: Crypton Fabric’s recycled cottons use 50% to 70% recycled cotton from the apparel industry that would otherwise go to landfill.


It’s no secret that everyone wants a sofa that won’t stain from red wine spills, color-happy toddlers, and pets that splash in puddles, but consumers find that performance means so much more than just ease of cleaning. Sustainability is on a growing trajectory within the performance fabrics category, offering new options for buyers who want to invest in eco-friendly design and furnishings.


warm up

In keeping with the creation of serene spaces that mimic nature in both design and production, warm tones, neutral floors, and heavy textures enter the home to intensify the safe space so many want to create. Between cloud-like bubbles and muted hues of brown, green, orange, and even blue, people desire softer, more comfortable interiors that create a comfortable home.

Left: Covington Fabric and Design’s Wooly Booly is an exaggerated bouquet available in eight colors.
Right: STI Fabric’s global transitions collection is inspired by earthy colors, African mud fabrics, indigenous sand paintings, and early 1800s Navajo blankets.

See also: Textile suppliers highlight innovation at Interwoven