Dark hues are the best way to update backgrounds for 2016 and 2017. Black has already emerged, popping up in dinnerware, fabric and furniture collections over the past 8 months. They have appeared primarily under florals, but now the pattern lens is beginning to widen, including vegetables. classic medallions and even planets. The same thing is happening with color. While black has a head start, deep red, navy and charcoal have recently appeared. They are creating a palette of hues as deep as night that make dramatic grounds for themes from wallpaper florals to farm-to-table produce.