Rich in both color and texture, Sam Moore’s Cheekie exposed wood accent chair features a sumptuous berry-hued velvet. Not quite as electric as Pantone’s “Ultra Violet” color of the year for 2018, this shade can nevertheless offer a fresh and fashion-forward accent in a room dominated by either warm- or cool-tone neutrals. About $1,299. http://www.sammoore.com
From the deepest jewel tones to the softest pastels, there is something for every taste from today’s top upholstery manufacturers. Elegant silhouettes from Highland House include Andre, a stately wing chair shown in a soft shade of blush that quickly became known as “millennial pink” in 2017. The modern faux bois-patterned velvet updates the classic shape for 2018. As shown, the chair sells for about $3,930. https://www.highlandhousefurniture.com/
U.S. consumers shopping in all price points continue to gravitate toward neutrals when it comes to the larger upholstered pieces that anchor a room. The choice is anything but boring when showcased against walls in an on-trend charcoal hue and then layered with texture from sharply contrasting accent pillows, like the inky black square and gray and wine striated pillows shown here on CR Laine’s Darby Settee. As shown, in a ticking stripe fabric called Faraway Granite, it sells for about $3,750. For 2018, contrast and texture are key to making neutrals au courant. http://www.crlaine.com.
Craftmaster is known for its moderately-priced, custom-order upholstery, and the broad range of fabric choices makes it easy to blend bold color, texture and pattern for fashion-forward living spaces. This casual sofa is about $899 in the neutral “Popstich” fabric shown. It allows shoppers the freedom to choose fun accent pillows and even an accent chair in an on-trend print. The chair in this setting features “Celtic,” an oversized floral pattern on a sharply contrasting black background. The chair is about $699. http://www.craftmaster.com
The Ming Media Cabinet from Ethan Allen takes a classic silhouette and, in an “aged teal” finish, turns it into the focal point of a refreshed room. About $2,329. http://www.ethanallen.com
This rich, navy open console brings Americans’ favorite hue to the dining room or living room. The versatile piece is 70 inches wide, scaled to accommodate a flat screen TV or for use as a display or serving piece. Crafted in solid maple and available in more than 40 custom finishes, it sells for about $2,265. http://www.durhamfurniture.comm.
The petite, tight-back Lillian chair makes a plus-sized statement in “Stella,” a cut velvet shown in peridot. This “freshly picked” shade pairs well with the deep indigo blues and chalky grays that are today’s mainstream neutrals. But it also works with lively shades of plum and violet in more adventuresome interiors. As shown, the Lillian chair is about $1,755. http://www.taylorking.com
Available in retail stores in mid-June, Bradburn Gallery’s Monet’s Garden lamp has a hand-painted abstract floral base with a French parchment shade trimmed in gold. About $650, this sophisticated design illuminates a bouquet of fresh shades for 2018. http://www.bradburngallery.com