International Hardware Fair unveils next year’s trends

COLOGNE ― The International Hardware Fair (Eisenwarenmesse) will once again bring the industry together at Cologne’s exhibition halls over the first four days of March 2020. Innovations from the areas of tools, industrial supplies, fasteners and fixings and home improvement will be on display. Trends to watch include a focus on smart home products and integration of digital technology more broadly. When it comes to interiors, experts predict that the coming year will bring a trend reversal because manufacturers and various colour institutes expect 2020 to be the year of colours. Warm colours and pastels in turquoise, grey or aqua may be taking centre stage. Hardlines will be on site as always at this banner event for the global hardware industry.