Trends in Trims

Home Decorating Trends

Home decorating trimmings are taking their lead from apparel.

Cluny lace in current home decorating colors, along with black patent leather eyelet and lace, have carried over to interior trimmings. Feather, fur, iridescence, glitter and sequins add fantasy and decadence.

Warm cast gray ranging from gun metal to dove gray stand as strong neutrals and also show up in a number of the season's hottest color combinations. A mix of mid tone gray, canary yellow and cream is one of the more prominent combinations.

Espresso continues in popularity, coupled with various tones of green (wasabi, verdigris and kelp), pumpkin, and spa blue. Gray fringe is adding an elegant look to both contemporary and traditional interiors.

The classic color combination of black and white exhibits a strong presence. Coupled with strong accent hues of red, peacock, canary yellow, chartreuse and pumpkin, black and white is both a dynamic and contemporary color scheme. Natural berry tones of deep violet and beet persist in popularity and mix beautifully with subtle shades of gold, espresso, slate, Aegean blue and viridian. Teal, from a brilliant peacock to a quieter, softer aqua were also in evidence, blending beautifully with espresso, greens and grays.

Low luster silver, gold and bronze appear in abundance. The subtle, sparing use of metallic accents enhance the beauty of the fiber they were combined with, making for a very livable, contemporary, luxurious product.

About Conso and Wrights

Founded in 1867, Conso began as a millinery trimmings company headquartered in Union, SC. Since those early days, Conso has adapted to the growing trend of decorative trimmings for the home and now ranks first in the home furnishing manufacturing industry.

To meet the special needs of a variety of markets, Conso manufactures products in a variety of yarns: rayon, acetate, cotton, polyester, UFAC-approved yarns for the furniture industry and, recently, less traditional media in trimmings and accessory products such as raffia, shell, wooden, metal and glass beads. Even feathers are finding their way into some of Conso’s more unusual designs.

In 2000, Conso merged with Wm. Wright Co., a manufacturer and marketer of ribbons and trimmings for the apparel, craft and home decorating consumer market, as well as art and needle products under the brand name Boye, quilting products under the brand name EZ Quilting, and Bondex Iron-On products.

Conso, the world's largest trim manufacturer, accommodates decorating styles from traditional to contemporary with tasteful, yet lush and opulent, fringe, accessories, and colors. From the moderately priced trims in the Princess lines to the elegance of hand-tied fringe in the Veranda line, you're sure to find just what you need.

Veranda Collection: This superb collection combines the cool shades of beckoning winter with the warm colors of autumn leaves and end of summer sunsets. If you enjoy the warmth of gold combined with the deep shadows of blue water, the Veranda Collection may provide exactly what you’re looking for.

Carrington Collection: The Carrington line offers a number of traditional styles at very affordable prices.

Princess Collections: The Princess Collections I and II boast a vast number of colors and styles providing luxury at affordable prices.

Beaded Opulence Collection: : Conso manufactures beaded trims in an array of styles, color, and sizes. Products vary from narrow beaded tapes suitable for draperies, lampshades, and pillows, to wide beaded fringes that add elegance and old world charm.

By Florence Dove