Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK forecast has highlighted three new trends for buyers to be on the lookout for – Beach Bound, Overlay and Purple Prose – inspired by destinations, moods and popular colours. These trends will be showcased through product available at the market via programming, vignettes, a guidebook and more during the July 24-28, 2022 market at World Market Center Las Vegas.

“The Summer 2022 FIRST LOOK trends consider how iconic locations, sentiments and colour preferences can guide interior and product design,” says Dorothy Belshaw. “The FIRST LOOK programming is an actionable style direction for buyers looking to have must-have product going into the 2022 holiday season.”

The trends are:

Beach Bound: FIRST LOOK sets course for the coast this summer in search of what PANTONE® calls “saltwater healing” and “mellow escapism.” What makes this retreat to water, sand and sun look fresh and new for 2022 and beyond? Luscious pastels, revitalizing aqua hues and tropical mainstays. Product categories for Beach Bound are outdoor dining and lounge furniture; textiles including beach towels, throws and all-weather pillows and area rugs; personal care products, fragrances and candles; accessories including beach bags, sunglasses and hats; hostess gifts; dinnerware and glassware; destination wedding essentials; stationery; and wall decor that evokes beach scenes, ocean vibes and atmospheric light effects.

OVERLAY: Like an “Insta” filter than instantly lends softness, solemnity, or sentimentality to cherished photos and casual snapshots alike, FIRST LOOK’s neutrals showcase captures an elegant mood by way of nuanced details, captivating textures and intriguing forms. Beyond the nod to warmth and subtle luxury, Overlay presents interesting linear patterns, bas relief details and complex textures. Overlay strikes a Minimalist Maximalism chord that’s open, airy, liveable and reverential. Product categories for Overlay are leather and fabric upholstery; accent tables and pedestals; shelving solutions; area rugs with lustrous effects; lighting fixtures; barware; and wall decor.

PURPLE PROSE: Incoming purples and reds set a stage for a range of sentiments and moods, from festive and vibrant to regal and healthful. Here, tints and shades intermingle with classic and modern patterns. Colour references are PANTONE Lychee 18-1654, PANTONE Anemone 19-2033, PANTONE Sparkling Grape 19-3336, PANTONE Phalaenopsis 15-3216, PANTONE Rose Violet 17-2624 and PANTONE Very Peri 17-3938. FIRST LOOK casts colours from recent PANTONE® forecasts in a bedroom/lounge backdrop. Product categories for Purple Prose are bedroom furniture (nightstands, dressers, and chests); bedding ensembles; space-saving media consoles; area rugs; stationary upholstery; glassware and glass decorative accessories; jewellery; wall décor including mirrors; candles; and lighting.

Buyers will have the opportunity to explore products by Las Vegas Market exhibitors in a pre-market webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 pm PST; an at-market seminar on Monday, July 25 at 11 am PST; on tour on Tuesday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. PST; in trend vignettes across the World Market Center Las Vegas campus; and in a digital guide. Together these experiences create a roadmap for buyers as they explore Las Vegas Market’s thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines.

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