Three New FIRST LOOK Trends for Summer 2022 Las Vegas Market

Beach Bound, Overlay and Purple Prose


Las Vegas – Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK forecast features three new trends – “Beach Bound,” “Overlay” and “Purple Prose” – inspired by destinations, moods and popular colors. These trends will be showcased through product available at the market via programming, vignettes, a guidebook and more during the July 24-28, 2022 market at World Market Center Las Vegas.


“The Summer 2022 FIRST LOOK trends consider how iconic locations, sentiments and color preferences can guide interior and product design,” said Dorothy Belshaw. “The FIRST LOOK programming is an actionable style direction for buyers looking to have must-have product going into the 2022 holiday season.”



The three Summer 2022 FIRST LOOK Trends are:


Beach Bound: FIRST LOOK sets course for the coast this summer in search of what PANTONE® calls “saltwater healing” and “mellow escapism.” What makes this retreat to water, sand and sun look fresh and new for 2022 and beyond? Luscious pastels, revitalizing aqua hues and tropical mainstays. Product categories for Beach Bound are outdoor dining and lounge furniture; textiles including beach towels, throws and all-weather pillows and area rugs; personal care products, fragrances and candles; accessories including beach bags, sunglasses and hats; hostess gifts; dinnerware and glassware; destination wedding essentials; stationery; and wall decor that evokes beach scenes, ocean vibes and atmospheric light effects.


OVERLAY: Like an “Insta” filter than instantly lends softness, solemnity, or sentimentality to cherished photos and casual snapshots alike, FIRST LOOK’s neutrals showcase captures an elegant mood by way of nuanced details, captivating textures and intriguing forms. Beyond the nod to warmth and subtle luxury, Overlay presents interesting linear patterns, bas relief details and complex textures. Overlay strikes a Minimalist Maximalism chord that’s open, airy, livable and reverential. Product categories for Overlay are leather and fabric upholstery; accent tables and pedestals; shelving solutions; area rugs with lustrous effects; lighting fixtures; barware; and wall decor.


PURPLE PROSE: Incoming purples and reds set a stage for a range of sentiments and moods, from festive and vibrant to regal and healthful. Here, tints and shades intermingle with classic and modern patterns. Color references are PANTONE Lychee 18-1654, PANTONE Anemone 19-2033, PANTONE Sparkling Grape 19-3336, PANTONE Phalaenopsis 15-3216, PANTONE Rose Violet 17-2624 and PANTONE Very Peri 17-3938. FIRST LOOK casts colors from recent PANTONE® forecasts in a bedroom/lounge backdrop. Product categories for Purple Prose are bedroom furniture (nightstands, dressers, and chests); bedding ensembles; space-saving media consoles; area rugs; stationary upholstery; glassware and glass decorative accessories; jewelry; wall décor including mirrors; candles; and lighting.


FIRST LOOK is the hallmark of Las Vegas Market’s unmatched interactive trend programming. Buyers will have the opportunity to explore products by Las Vegas Market exhibitors in a pre-market webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 pm PST; an at-market seminar on Monday, July 25 at 11 am PST; on tour on Tuesday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. PST; in trend vignettes across the World Market Center Las Vegas campus; and in a digital guide. Together these experiences create a roadmap for buyers as they explore Las Vegas Market’s thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines. Registration and additional information about FIRST LOOK programming are available at


All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit products for editorial consideration from April 27, -- June 2, 2022.  Submissions must include high-resolution imagery (at least 5”x7”, 300 dpi) and the product submission form available online at:


Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs July 24-28, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration is open now at


About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce.



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