Black was on-trend just a few years ago when it paired with white in graphic, high-contrast designs. But it had a life on its own years before that time, in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, when black was the most-important ground for patterns, especially traditional florals.
Lately, black is showing up again as a ground, but the floral patterns are loose, open and decidedly modern. That updates the look. Black is also showing up as a new option for wood stain, as well as a companion for returning gold metallic.
Here are a few new products from the recent New York Tabletop Market and the High Point furniture market indicating that—with or without white—black is on its way back.
Companies in the image gallery include: