The Look for Your Home: Innovation and Ease, A Texture, Material & Finish Report
Sep 05, 2017 09:00AM ● Published by Becca Newell
When designing an interior, color is arguably the most important facet. But it’s not the only aspect to be considered. Materials and textiles also play a large role in creating a desired aesthetic. From textures to finishes, these elements help to enhance the overall style of a room, creating harmony and adding interest. And though the two often play the supporting role via accessories, these popular trends demand to be the center of attention.
What’s New?Innovations within the textile industry are constant and oftentimes overlooked, but these three recent additions warrant recognition.
Crypton FabricThis engineered textile is stain, odor, and moisture resistant, while remaining a breathable fabric—meaning it’s still comfortable on skin. Additionally, the brand developed an outdoor-specific fabric with enhanced mold and mildew protection, as well as UV-resistant fibers.
Pima CottonA fine, long-staple—an industry term that refers to the length of individual fibers—cotton that’s simultaneously strong and soft. Bed sheets are often marked “Supima,” which signifies the trademark of the Supima Assocation that promotes American Pima cotton.
Digital Textile PrintingIt’s easier than ever to personalize fabrics—from cotton to polyester to silk—with an original design or photograph, thanks to digital textile printing. Simply submit your image, ideally 300 DPI, to the service provider (a quick web search provided a slew of options!) and within a few weeks, you’ll have custom-designed textiles to transform into curtains, throw pillows, and more.