Trend watch: Crackle- It’s coming back!
by Quinn Larson
What is the latest texture trend on the runway and in interior design? Crackle pattern! With the consumer movement to upcycle and give new life to old clothing and furnishings, there has
been a growing interest in the design world in applying antique patterns and finishes to contemporary styles and forms.
This isn’t your Grandma’s crackle. Along with a renewed interest in crackle texture, there have also been innovations to the crackle design itself. Pattern formations reflecting those that occur naturally, such as dried earth, tree bark, and shattered glass distinguish new crackle looks from the old.
Fresh color combinations are also being used to distinguish this new look. Bright, eye catching colors are selected to give vintage items youthful interpretations.
Replicating the classic beauty that is found in older, time worn pieces, still reigns supreme. If you’ve been dying to crackle finish that old china hutch, now is the perfect, and on-trend, time to start.
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